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by Dyan Sheldon

eBook My Perfect Life epub
  • ISBN: 1844286037
  • Author: Dyan Sheldon
  • Genre: Children
  • Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd (2002)
  • Pages: 229 pages
  • ePUB size: 1369 kb
  • FB2 size 1722 kb
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My Perfect Life book. Now, many of you have probably read a Dyan Sheldon book and might not have realized just how popular her books are. I happen to love them

My Perfect Life book. Captures teen angst with wit and poignancy. I happen to love them. My Perfect Life was no exception. Many of you have probably see the move "The Confessions of A Teenage Drama Queen" so many times. It's become a classic for this generation's teens and young adults, much like movies such as A Cinderella Story, She's The Man and Mean Girls.

I was writing down the date my library books were due back in my diary so I wouldn’t forget and wasn’t totally listening. Tell you what? The school election, of course.

With perfect parents, perfect friends, and perfect poise, it seems like Ella Gerard has it al. My Perfect Life was no exception

With perfect parents, perfect friends, and perfect poise, it seems like Ella Gerard has it all. But when her best friend, Lola, nominates her to run for school president against the wickedly popular Carla Santini, some of the less-than-perfect aspects of Ella's life come to light.

Sixteen-year-old Cherokee Salamanca is thrilled with the idea of visiting London. An entertaining diary-style novel about a self-obsessed teenage girl and her attempts to navigate the choppy waters of life! Watch out Bridget Jones - here comes Janet! Meet Janet. She's fed up with her family and with Brooklyn. Brooklyn is about as romantic and as interesting as a hot dog; London is old and cultured and very close to Europe.

My Perfect Life was no exception. I loved Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, and was at the bookstore the other day when I saw that there was a sequel. It's very good, almost better than the original. MY PERFECT LIFE is told from Ella's viewpoint, not Lola's. It's really funny and all, but because Ella is not a drama queen and she's much more laid back than Lola.

They bobbed above her as she walked through the corridors; they floated over her as she sat in classes; they made it easy for students to find her in the cafeteria – or anywhere else. meant that we always knew where she was – so she couldn’t sneak up and stab us in the back. There were enough balloons outside it to lift a heavy clown.

With perfect parents, perfect friends and perfect poise, it seems like Ella Gerard has it all. But when Ella's eccentric best friend, Lola Cep, nominates Ella to run for school president against the wickedly popular Carla Santini, many of the less-than-perfect aspects of Ella's life begin t. . But when Ella's eccentric best friend, Lola Cep, nominates Ella to run for school president against the wickedly popular Carla Santini, many of the less-than-perfect aspects of Ella's life begin to surface. Will Ella come out a winner without losing face? A fast and funny look at high-school politics by a best-selling author.

Dyan Sheldon is an American novelist, who has written for adults, children and young adults. Originally from Brooklyn, she resides in London and has written a number of young adult novels as well as many picture books in a variety of genres. Her young adult science-fiction novel Perfect was published under the name "D. M. Quintano", as it was a departure from her usual style.

ISBN 10: 0744559847 ISBN 13: 9780744559842. Publisher: Walker Books, 2002.

Comments: (7)
Felhann
Now, many of you have probably read a Dyan Sheldon book and might not have realized just how popular her books are. I happen to love them. My Perfect Life was no exception. Many of you have probably see the move "The Confessions of A Teenage Drama Queen" so many times. It's become a classic for this generation's teens and young adults, much like movies such as A Cinderella Story, She's The Man and Mean Girls. Many of you may not know that the movie was actually a rendition of Dyan's book of the same title. When I requested this book, I didn't originally realize that. But it became so obvious as I looked at the book more closely. Even without having read the first book, anyone who watched the movie can see how the books and movie went together. The characters personalities were exactly the same. The book was a fun and easy read, with funny characters and scenarios that made me laugh. This book was written not in the view point of Lola, who we all know as the character Lindsay Lohan portrayed in her early teens, but in the perspective of her best friend, Ella. I would highly recommend this hilarious book to all of you that fit into the lower YA spectrum or even to those of you who still prefer middle grade books. I am considered Upper YA and I loved the book. It was a great read for a dreary day.

Something funny about the day I read the book:

It was November so it was fall of course. And the day I read it was quite dreary. It was windy out and a little drizzle was falling on and off. I was actually with my grandmother at work, which consists of me sitting either in the car or outside since she's a traffic officer, so I finished this book sitting out on a ledge downtown in my city, reading in the car when the drizzle came down, and stopping to belt out songs by Katy Perry and Adele as I kicked through the over whelming piles of leaves with my average voice. Needless to say, I got plenty stares and amassed a huge lot of chuckles but who cares right. It was fun. And a fun day called for a fun book, which is exactly what My Perfect Life was. It made me feel young again for a few hours. I did what I wanted and didn't worry about being judged. I obviously had to stop my shenanigans when the time for my grandmother to drop me off on campus for my classes came, but by then I had already finished the book and had an inkling of my review stored.

Great Lower YA book!
I'd recommend it to all of you, my readers, and to all of the kids and young teens reading this on my page, blog, or on Goodreads.

4/5

The copy I received for review is a special release from Walker UK, a re-release of the books! If you like in the UK look for it and if not check out on of the many over covers released in the US!
Ustamya
Don't cha hate it when people never give anything a chance? the book was good overall. I suggest read the book Confession of a teenage drama queen than seeing the movie. u get a better perspective
Brol
i read ctdq in like, 2 days and was dying to get the sequel. i even sprang for hardcover! ella is extremely reluctant about having anything to do with student government. she expects lola will run no matter what, considering her love for spotlight and attention. little does ella know that she is so wrong and lola is planning for ella and sam to run for president and vice president behind their backs! will sam and ella run? and if they do, will they win over the formidable, evil carla santini? what about their nearly forgotten opponent - morty? read this sequel for more laughs and refreshing wit. bye and thanx for reading!
p.s. if you haven't read 'confessions of a teenage drama queen' i highly reccomend reading it. it is just as hilarious if not more than 'my perfect life'. oh yeah, the author writes this one from the point of view of ELLA, NOT lola.
Kazimi
Highly dramatic Lola Cep entered her best friend, Ella Gerald's name on the school election ballot without letting her know. Lola enters Ella's name onto the school candidates form because she couldn't run herself because she had not been a homeroom representative before, and Ella had. Lola figures that entering Ella's name will be just as good as running herself, because they are best friends. The problem is that Ella is a shy, quiet, and conservative so Lola decides that she will be her campaign manager and help her. When Ella finds out she is angry because she doesn't want to do it. She ends up changing her mind after a somewhat threatening phone call and heated debate with Carla Santini, the rich and popular girl of the school, Ella's former best friend, and now her opposing running mate. Neither Ella nor Carla win, but Morty Slinger, a less know candidate wins. This is a great book because it keeps you wanting to read more.

It is an interesting book because you never know who's going to win. You are clueless about who will win, even though the book has quite a predictable plotline, because every time Carla does something Ella Back fires or vice-versa. Sometimes Carla seems like she is going to win because she had incentives like badges and buttons and things like that to give to people who vote for her. Other times it seems as if Ella is going to win because she is at the top of her game and making new ideas to demolish Carla Santini's image and showing that she is very prissy and mean.

The drama and attacks between Carla and Ella is nonstop. When Ella decided to make posters that showed the real Carla and it was a real hit, until, Carla went to the school principal and complained about how they were displaying her and she asked for a debate. To backfire, she deliberately asked for a debate because she knew that Ella gets nervous in debates because in elementary school she threw up during a debate that had in front of all of the students. During the debate that all of the candidates were involved in, Carla told the whole school that Ella's mom was an alcoholic, which she was, and that statement got Ella very upset. So in return she turned the very humiliating situation in to a caring, sensitive one by saying that we all have family problems and briefly explained she view.

My Perfect Life by Dyan Sheldon is the perfect example of the classic type book with a more modern, hip, spin to it. It is the classic book in which neither the good or bad person wins, but a random "nobody" wins. It has a modern spin to it because it is about a school election and most of the time those kind of books are about racing or something like that. Another modern spin is all of the big, fancy, extravagant parties that they had and them sneaking around to find inside dirt on each other to display to the other students. Ella's mom being an alcoholic added a little drama into it because at Carla's party, Ella's mom was the chef, because she was the best cook in the city. The night of the party Ella's mom got drunk and fell out, so Ella and Lola had to dress up and pretend to be Ella's mom and her assistant.

This book keeps you guessing who is going to win, which makes it an excellent book to read. It is a great book to read on a day that you have nothing to do because it will occupy your time and it makes you never want to put it down because you always want to know who is going to win. This type of book is one that is considerable engaging and you keeps you always want more.

- N. Brooks
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