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Kiss My Book by Jamie Michaels

Kiss My Book

by Jamie Michaels

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Expected this book to be a same-same story of girl gets sucked into the evils of popularity, loses all her friends and then learns the error of her ways... aww... but it wasn't; at least not to the same extent. Really enjoyed it. ( )
  laurajamieson | Mar 3, 2010 |
Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for TeensReadToo.com

Ruby Crane just can't believe her good luck. Just by writing a somewhat autobiographical book has caused Ruby to shoot right into instant stardom. You just have to know you're famous when even your teacher asks for your autograph. But being the author of a novel doesn't just get you famous: for Ruby it got Jordan Lush, the guy that every girl in her school dreams about, to be her boyfriend; popularity; a movie deal, of course; and the chance to be on a bestsellers list.

All this good luck has to go sour sometime. For Ruby it came pretty quick. Her novel "The Heart Stealer," about a lonely freshman girl who just so happens to end up with the cutest guy in school, becomes evidence that Ruby Crane plagiarized.

Samantha Golding, the very popular news reporter, took it upon herself to tell the whole world how Ruby's book is quite similar to author Adella Morgan's book "My Broken Soul," making sure to have all the passages that were alike on hand. And before she knows it, Ruby is making headline news in every heard of publication, all for the worst reasons possible. Not only has her reputation been ruined but now no one wants to even be around Ruby, since her star status is gone down the drain.

So the only thing for Ruby to do is to go incognito. And before she knows it, Ruby is on her way into a totally new world, in a town where she can definitely get in touch with nature, away from the crowded and busy streets -- and start over. And along the way, Ruby will meet those who truly care for her, like her Aunt Finn, and a boy that doesn't care if she's famous or not.

Starting over may not be easy, but discovering yourself and learning how to fight back just makes it all worthwhile.

A novel that makes us all believe that we can stand back up again after falling down, KISS MY BOOK is extremely funny and very smart. Ruby Crane is just one of those characters that we all inspire to be, and Aunt Finn is that person who we would want to support us. KISS MY BOOK is one of those stories that you can't put down and one that we should all take to heart. ( )
  GeniusJen | Oct 11, 2009 |
Ruby Crane is only in high school, but already she's had to flee New York after being accused of plagiarising her first novel. She runs away to her aunt's in a small town, where she assumes a new identity. Her friendship with Rabbit and relationship with Jacob slowly allow her to become herself again and face up to the plagiarism charges. ( )
  ShellyPYA | Apr 5, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0385734999, Paperback)

RUBY CRANE IS a rising star. At 15, she sold her first book, got a movie deal, scored the hottest guy in school, and became the most popular student at Frasier High. Now, as a soon-to-be junior and published author, she's ready to make waves in New York's literary world. But every star falls back to earth one day. Ruby's accused of plagiarism - on national television. And the worst part is that the proof of her literary lies is indisputable.

Her friends won't return her phone calls. Her boyfriend's gone AWOL. The media vultures are flying low, and they want answers. So Ruby does what any self-respecting headline would do. She disappears. And that's when her story really begins.

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Fifteen-year-old Ruby is on top of the world after having a novel published, but accusations of plagiarism send her into hiding at her eccentric aunt's home in upstate New York, where she gets involved in an old mystery and finds her true self again.

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