LILY B. ON THE BRINK OF COOL by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

LILY B. ON THE BRINK OF COOL

Age Range: 9 - 14
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Pay attention, future biographers. Writer-to-be Lily Blennerhassett wants you to know her secrets—plus she’s getting credit for this vacation diary. It’s going to be a dull summer: Lily’s parents schedule outings to yarn-making seminars and accordion factories and her best friend is at Young Executive Camp. But at an otherwise dreadful family wedding, Lily meets her fascinating LeBlanc cousins. The family snubs cool cousin Karma and parents, but Lily adores them. They’re beautiful, stylish, and definitely not boring. Despite her parents’ disapproval, Lily spends much of the summer visiting the LeBlancs. She loves their environmental group, Hug the Planet, and their fancy clothes and food. Though Lily won’t see it, the untrustworthy LeBlancs exploit her financially. When she gives her cousins the key to her family’s summer cabin, things go horribly wrong. Is Lily too gullible to be a writer? Will she need to become an accountant instead? A delightful heroine, sweeter than predecessors Georgia Nicholson and Adrian Mole—and hilarious. (Fiction. 9-14)

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 2003
ISBN: 0-06-000586-6
Page count: 240pp
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 15th, 2003




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