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Ruby Parker Hits the Small Time

by Rowan Coleman

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Since she was six years old, Ruby Parker has been an actress on the British Soap Opera Kensington Heights. She's famous for her role as Angel MacFarley, and fans love her because Angel is the most normal character on the show. Ruby gets tons of fan mail, she attends an exclusive stage school for young actors and actresses, and she works with the ever-so-cute Justin de Souza.

Ruby's always been pretty lucky, but now that she's almost thirteen, things seem to be falling apart. Her family life isn't going so well and her parents are splitting up. There are rumors going around that Ruby's going through an "awkward stage" and might get fired from the soap. On top of that, Ruby's just been given a big kissing scene for the show, and she has to kiss her crush, Justin. The only problem is, Ruby's never been kissed and she needs her kiss with Justin to be perfect so he'll fall madly in love with her.

Ruby and her best friend, Nydia, decide there's only one person they can turn to for help -- mean girl Anne-Maria. Will Ruby get to stay on the show? Will Justin fall in love with her after their perfect kiss?

Ruby Parker is just who you'd want to be a celebrity. She's smart, funny, and totally down-to-earth and real. RUBY PARKER HITS THE SMALL TIME is just the beginning of Ruby's adventures. If you're a fan of soap operas or THE PRINCESS DIARIES, you'll love this series. ( )
  GeniusJen | Oct 12, 2009 |
Hands down the greatest book I've ever read!

I think this book is awesome because it's about an actress that starts in a soap opera called Kensington Heights. She stars as Angel. She finds her true self right after her life changes forever!! You really should read this book!! :)

- Yoseline G.
  cherry4books | Jul 6, 2008 |
  yasarah | Oct 26, 2007 |
Ruby has it all, so it seems. She goes to a a performing arts school, has been acting in a soap opera since she was 6, and has a best friend. When her parents announce their intention to separate, and she may be cut from the show, life is suddenly not so wonderful. ( )
  odurant | Jun 6, 2007 |
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Thirteen-year-old Ruby feels her life is over when she learns that her parents are splitting up at the same time she is hearing rumors that she will be fired soon from the television soap opera she has worked on since age six.

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