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Defying the Diva

Defying the Diva

For Ages: 12 and up
For Haley Patterson, freshman year of high school boils down to having a good time with her two best friends and making a name for herself at the school newspaper. But when Haley reveals one too many juicy details in her gossip column, superdiva and queen bee Camilla Quinn makes sure that Haley's life changes...for the worse. Completely ostracized by everyone at school, including her best friends, Haley finds herself alone and miserable.

Reprieve comes in the form of a summer job at an exclusive mountain resort, where Haley forges new friend-ships, snags a cute lifeguard, and learns how to trust again. But her newfound hope is not bought without some heartbreak.

As the summer draws to a close, an unexpected confrontation with Camilla forces Haley to face her fears. Will she continue to let Camilla control her life? Or will Haley find the confidence and courage to stand her ground?

From the author of Picture Perfect and Semiprecious comes an honest, poignant novel about fear, friendship, and fighting back.
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  • Margaret K. McElderry Books | 
  • 272 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416934813 | 
  • March 2008 | 
  • Grades 7 and up
List Price $17.99
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About the Author

D. Anne Love
Photograph courtesy of author

D. Anne Love

D. Anne Love is the author of several award-winning novels for young readers, including Defying the Diva, Picture Perfect, Semiprecious, and The Puppeteer’s Apprentice. Ms. Love lives in Texas hill country with her husband, Ron, and Major and Jake, their book-loving golden retrievers. You can visit her online at dannelove.com.

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