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From the moment 10-year-old Liza Normal is awestruck by the movie Ice Castles, she dreams of the glory of stardom. Unfortunately, Liza is not the sort of girl who becomes famous. Vulgar in both looks and personality, Liza is saddled with a maniacally ambitious stage mother and devoid of any marketable talent. Propelled through her mother's bizarre homegrown performing arts boot camp, her stage debut in The Sound of Music is an unqualified disaster that serves only to label Liza a freak at her suburban San Francisco high school. But Liza has one talent of which she is not aware an indomitable ability to bounce back fighting from any setback or humiliation no matter how devastating by sheer force of will. Through failed love affairs, drug experimentation, and searing rejection, Liza finally discovers that she is a much stronger and better person than the starlet she thought she wanted to be.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   humorous Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Life of a profession:    -   actor Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   actor/actress/producer Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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