Book and Author Feature: The Aristobrats by Jennifer Solow



The Aristobrats by Jennifer Solow



From Goodreads:
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?


My Review:
I really started to read a lot when I was introduced to the school library in elementary school and discovered the Sweet Valley High books and The Babysitter's Club. It was fun to read about girls who were a lot like me and yet different in so many ways. Today's girls have waaaay more options than I did including this new book from Jennifer Solow, The Aristobrats. I really think it's what a lot of younger kids today are looking for and something that their parents wouldn't mind them reading.

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!

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Jennifer Solow, bestselling author of The Aristobrats
25 Things You May Not Know About Me

1. I left a twenty-year career after being stuck in downtown Manhattan on 9/11. That afternoon I decided to become a writer.

2. I met my husband in the ashes of the World Trade Center.

3. I kept working on an assignment from my first writing class. The result went on to become a national bestselling novel.

4. I make my own goat cheese and bake bread nearly every day. I am a sucker for fresh-baked bread with sweet cream butter (I make that too).

5. I own hundreds of wigs and they all have names and personalities. (My family won’t let me wear “Foxy” anymore).

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.

To learn more about Jennifer Solow visit:
Her WEBSITE
Read an excerpt of The Aristobrats
http://www.jennifersolow.com/the-aristobrats/
The video trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIDoIA7XivM
Which Aristobrat Are You? Take the quiz.
http://www.jennifersolow.com/the-aristobrats/
Jennifer on Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Jennifer-Solow/139693322731542?ref=ts


*Thanks to the author and Kay Mitchell from Sourcebooks, Inc. for my review copy in exchange for posting my honest opinion of the book.*

Comments

  1. She sounds like one amazing lady. I would love to chat with her over coffee.

    I love that tragedy transformed her life and brought her love.

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  2. Wow! If her books are as unique as she is, then her books must be extremely interesting!

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  3. I know! Doesn't she sounds cool? Plus she's from Pittsburgh!

    Thanks ladies for visiting and commenting

    XOXO~ Renee

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