Introducing Vivien Leigh Reid:
Daughter of the Diva
Leigh can think of a million ways she'd rather spend a summer besides visiting her movie-star mother, Annika. But her dad insists the two need some "mother/daughter bonding time" and packs fifteen-year-old Leigh off to Ireland, where she'll become her mom's personal assistant on the set of her latest film, Danny Boy. It could be worse. Annika may be a distant, self-absorbed diva, but Sean, her young co-star, is the hottest guy Leigh has ever met.
Things heat up when Leigh lands a bit part in the movie, and soon Leigh and Annika are sharing scenes, scriptsand the spotlight. With tensions rising on the set, Annika and Leigh must finally grow into their most demanding roles: mother and daughter.
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St. Martin's Griffin Paperback (May 2005)
"Read it after you've seen all of the summer blockbusters: Leigh's on-set adventures are the next best thing."
"Collins and Rideout tell a familiar story with fresh energy and interesting characters, casting Leigh as a likable, spunky American teen discovering new talents and an appreciation for all things Irish. Readers will have fun watching Leigh catch the acting bug and cheer her on as she holds her own with her diva mother."
"The story is witty, unpredictable, and well written. A unique setting and likeable characters will keep readers interested."
An engaging crew of quirky characters makes the progression of the mother and daughter's relationship well worth following. Readers who enjoy Meg Cabot's "The Princess Diaries" and Louise Rennison's "Georgia Nicholson" series will want to know what Leigh does next.
School Library Journal
"Witty, charming, and laugh-out-loud funny…A hilarious behind-the-scenes look into one girl's journey from small time to the big screen."
Alyson Noël, author of Faking 19