Even though she’ll be spending it in Quebec filming a movie, child actress Jules’ summer is not off to a good start.
First, Charlotte gets to go to acting camp, and Elinor is returning to England, leaving Jules feeling lonely. Next, a birthday week with her father is replaced by a road trip with her annoying family friend, Teddy. Finally, teen star Emma Saxony proves to be a rude introduction to the world of celebrities. Nonetheless, Jules continues to expand her world with every challenge, and she explains such new words as enunciate and stealth along the way. Each chapter is full of diverting and dramatic plot twists, making the pacing of the book somewhat breathless, as many problems are given the same urgency. It is obvious that Jules is out of her comfort zone. Luckily, through the help of Elinor’s emails, the support of megastar Rick Hinkley and the love of her family, Jules is able to keep an even keel.
Fans of Jules’ previous books will enjoy seeing the soon-to-be–third-grader back in action as she exuberantly experiences the busy life of a budding television and film star. (Fiction. 6-9)