Book and Author Feature: The Aristobrats by Jennifer Solow
The Aristobrats by Jennifer Solow
It’s all about the Attitude
Parker Bell knows the secret to beauty is pretty simple–wearing the right clothes isn’t as important as how you feel in them. Popularity is like that too. It’s all about attitude. You have to picture who you want to be and then just imagine that’s who you already are.
This year Parker and her three best friends have made their way to the top of the populadder at Wallingford Academy. And they’re ready to use their Aristobrat status to help spread positive vibes throughout the school. But when the girls are assigned to produce the seriously lame school webcast, their popularity plummets! Will this tragedy destroy the girls' status? Or their friendship? Or both?
The girls, Parker, Kiki, Ikea (pronounced I-kay-a), and Plum are uber popular but definitely not the stereotypical mean girl types. Of course they deal with all the drama of eighth grade, including the Fall Social and their place on the top rung of the "populadder" which may just take a serious hit when they are assigned to participate in the most unpopular Wallingford Academy activity, the seriously lame school webcast. How the girl's deal with everything is really cute and clever! Everything sort of backfires for them though and they learn that things don't always turn out as planned...sometimes it's better than expected! I definitely recommend this book for young readers and after they finish I'm sure they'll be wondering how the 4 friends will deal with the next crisis!
Jennifer Solow, bestselling author of The Aristobrats
25 Things You May Not Know About Me
6. One of my most embarrassing moments (and there have been many) is when I lost it at a co-worker for not taking care of a (gorgeous!) long, blonde wig. I will go down in history as the boss who had a hissy fit about a wig.
7. A vampire with real fangs threatened to spank me on my thirtieth birthday.
8. I’ve had the same best friend since I was two years old. We still live around the corner from each other.
9. I own a tractor.
10. I dance in my living room and sing show tunes on the top of my lungs.
11. My favorite book is The Great Gatsby.
12. Don’t ask me to sing “Frank Mills” from Hair because I will.
13. I should be writing my book at this very moment and instead I am procrastinating by writing this list.
14. My best friend and I had a singing group called the “Purring Pussycats” when we were eight-years-old. We can still break into our old performances at the drop of a hat.
15. I have a friend named Evil Pony Girl who lives on Treasure Island.
16. My mother is the headmistress of a private school.
17. I went on a self-guided tour of the most famous perfumeries in Paris. I am obsessed with perfume and evocative smells.
18. I eat like an absolute horse. More than anyone I know. I used to get free desserts when I was a kid because waiters were dumbfounded.
19. I have no sweet tooth.
20. I have no sense of direction. Like at all. When I come out of a store I have no idea which way I came from.
21. The soccer moms can’t believe I have a wild alter ego. The wild people can’t believe I’m a soccer mom.
22. I am a seriously dangerous yellow belt in Okinawan Shorin-Ryu karate. Rrrr! My hands are like weapons. Sort of.
23. I used to be petrified of the water. Now I’m a Scuba diver.
24. I still type with two fingers.
25. I wrote a book called The Booster.
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*Thanks to the author and Kay Mitchell from Sourcebooks, Inc. for my review copy in exchange for posting my honest opinion of the book.*