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The Queen of Cool

By Cecil Castellucci

"Albert Camus meets Mariah Fredericks in this smart, edgy take on one adolescent’s search for identity and meaning in life." — Kirkus Reviews

On the outside, Libby Brin is the most popular girl in school. But on the inside, Libby is dying — of boredom. In a moment of desperation, Libby signs up for an internship at the Los Angeles Zoo, much to the dismay of her friends, who’d prefer she spend her time with them, shopping, partying, and making fun of everyone else. Oddly, Libby realizes that she actually enjoys her new job and that she may even like the two "nerds" she works with. Will the Queen of Cool be forced to give up her crown?

  • The author of "Boy Proof" is back with a funny, incisive look at a teenage girl whose reign of popularity comes at the price of boredom - until she dares to take off her tiara and do something truly cool with her life!
  • "Engaging first-person narrative. . . . [Libby's] observations are sharp and convincing, whether she's studying elephants, chimpanzees, or that lower life form known as the popular crowd," The Horn Book.

About the author

Cecil Castellucci is the author of the young adult novel Boy Proof. She is also a writer, filmmaker, actress, and singer-songwriter, and engages in many, many other creative pursuits.

ISBN: 9780763634131
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: October 1, 2007
Dimensions: 133 x 196mm, 176pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $21.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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