Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Review: Teen Idol by Meg Cabot and Take Another Chance Challenge #2

Challenge 2: Blogroll Roulette (worth 1 entry)
Find a blogroll at either your book blog or a book blog you like that has at least 15 book blogs on it. Go to and, using the True Random Number Generator, enter the number 1 for the min. and 15 for the max. and then hit generate. Then find the blog that is that number on the blogroll you selected. (For example, if you get 10 at, then count down the list of blogs until you get to the tenth one). Go to that blog and pick a book to read from the books that they have reviewed on their blog. Read it and write a post about it. Be sure to link to the blog post you picked the book from!

So I went to and put in the numbers. I got 11. So I decided to use Find Your Next Book Here blogroll and the #11 blog was:
The blogger, Shweta just happened to have review Teen Idol by Meg Cabot, and what da ya know? I just happened to be reading that book at the moment. So Teen Idol will be the book I review for Challenge #2! How is it that I seem to be getting so lucky?

Summary:High school junior Jenny Greenley is so good at keeping secrets that she's the school newspaper's anonymous advice columnist. She's so good at it that, when hotter-than-hot Hollywood star Luke Striker comes to her small town to research a role, Jenny is the one in charge of keeping his identity under wraps. But Luke doesn't make it easy, and soon everyone -- the town, the paparazzi, and the tabloids alike -- know his secret ... and Jenny is caught right in the middle of all the chaos.

Review: Every time I read one of Meg Cabot's books, she surprises me. I should be used to it by now but I guess not. Meg can take an idea so far out there and turn it into an enjoyable read.

As always, Meg's character's are fresh and believable. Not to mention lovable. Jenny is the typical All-American girl, the girl-next-door type. She's a character girls will be able to relate too. She's a smart and sweet girl too, caring about the world and wanting to help people.

Now the big dilemma starts when Luke Striker, the one guy every girl dreams about, comes to her town. And Jenny, being the nice, kind girl she is, has to be the one to keep his secret. So all in all, Jenny agrees. But she doesn't know what she's in for.

This is a book that will make Meg's fans beg for more. She has a way of writing charming and witty books that everyone will love. She creates unforgettable characters. Take Luke for example: He's the Hollywood heartthrob, rich and famous. But he's not your typical celebrity. Luke is intelligent, kind and caring. He isn't stuck up and doesn't tell people in their faces how many Mercedes he owns.

Not only that, but Meg was able to capture the average teenage life at school. This book had topics like self-image, confidence, friendships, love and finding the true you. She sent a message but was able to do so in a fun, likable manner.

I loved Jenny. I could totally see myself as her. The problems in the book are some of the few problems I see everyday at school. Luke was the kind of guy every girl wants: good looking, smart, nice and caring! A delectable read!

Overall: 5/5
Cover Comments: 5/5


  1. Great review! Teen Idol sounds like a great book! I'm adding it to my list of books to buy :)

  2. Nice review! I've read Teen Idol, and I agree that it's a great fun and light read. Plus, lol, who doesn't want a guy that's good looking, smart, and caring? :P

  3. Nice review! I enjoy reading Meg Cabot books and Teen Idol sounds like another good one! I found your blog on The Saturday Network and now I'm a follower :)

  4. Sounds like you hit the jackpot on your "roulette spin." Maybe you should go to a casino for real!!

    And I love that you mention the font! It is quite attractive though.