The New and Improved Vivien Leigh Reid: Diva in Control
Alright, so she blew it! The last time she was in front of the camera, she acted like a total diva and ended up losing the gig. But now the new and improved Vivien Leigh Reid is back in L.A. and determined to make it right. While helping her mother plan for her wedding, Leigh unexpectedly lands a featured role in a new television series and this time she is determined to keep her inner diva in control.
It may not be as easy as she hoped, though. The all-male cast of Freak Force, an action-adventure series about superhumanoids, isn't exactly thrilled to have a girl on board. Add to that the demands of her mother, who is quickly turning into Bridezilla, and a wicked soon-to-be stepsister, and Leigh's new-found cool may really be put to the test.
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St. Martin's Griffin Paperback (February 2007)
"Leigh is a likeable, funny, and realistic heroine... [Her] life as a burgeoning young star has a wide appeal thanks to her down-to-earth outlook and her witty personality. Readers would be wise to go back and read the first two books in the series, but it's not necessary to understand or enjoy this newest installment."
"Leigh's first-person narrative (including fantasy sequences written in script format) is engaging. Fans of Meg Cabot's 'The Princess Diaries' series will enjoy the inside look at life among the famous and identify with Leigh's romantic travails. Though it's not necessary for readers to be familiar with the previous volumes, they may be in demand once this one hits the shelves."
School Library Journal
"Yvonne Collins and Sandy Rideout have done a wonderful job developing Leigh's character over the course of this series. While her circumstances may be extraordinary, Leigh is a very believable and likable character, laughing at and learning from her mistakes. With a solid head on her shoulders and a will to succeed, Leigh is the exactly the kind of teen that can succeed in the fast-paced world of Hollywood."
"This is teen chick lit at its finest! You don't need to read the previous books to enjoy this fun, quick and entertaining novel. The characters are well balanced and charming, and there's the right amount of romance, tension and wit."
"Collins and Rideout have a talent for clever dialogue, amusing plot and, above all, a delightfully feisty, funny heroine. Some of the best sections are from Leigh's imagination, describing what she'd like to be happening. Written in the form of movie scripts, these are invariably hilarious."
Winnipeg Free Press