Books by Jen Calonita

TRICKED by Jen Calonita
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"The whimsical Grimm reboot continues. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
After her sister is arrested and hauled off to Fairy Tale Reform School, 12-year-old Gilly Cobbler seizes the opportunity to return to her alma mater only to find it changed under its new management. Read full book review >
BATTLE OF THE BANDS by Jen Calonita
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2016

"A fast read frothing over with sugary pep and cuteness. (Fiction. 7-12)"
A preteen superfan must defend her favorite boy band when a new group tries to steal their spotlight. Read full book review >
I'M WITH THE BAND by Jen Calonita
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"This tale of ultimate wish fulfillment is a must-read for starry-eyed fans of boy bands. (Fiction. 7-12)"
A preteen girl obsessed with a boy band learns that her biggest dream is coming true—she's joining the band on their tour! Read full book review >
FLUNKED by Jen Calonita
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"For a more enjoyable spin across similar territory (though without the petty crime), try Shannon Hale's The Storybook of Legends (2013) instead. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
When 12-year-old Gilly, eldest daughter of the shoemaker, is caught with stolen goods, she is sent to Fairy Tale Reform School for rehabilitation. Read full book review >
SIDE EFFECTS by Jen Calonita
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Though it has no redeeming literary value, it may still be popular with fans of the Side Effects series, the first 40-minute 'season' of which has close to 3 million views. (Fiction. 12-16)"
The novelization of a digital series on the AwesomenessTV YouTube channel features musical numbers translated into prose. Read full book review >
SLEEPAWAY GIRLS by Jen Calonita
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"Besides herding the 'peeps, pez, and marshmallows' (younger campers) and staging a walloping food fight, Sam's name-branded camp memories are mostly forgettable. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Calonita's bland, first-person summer-camp extravaganza about a group of feisty, competitive 15-year-old counselors-in-training plays on some well-worn character stereotypes. Read full book review >