Saturday, April 21, 2007


Cyber friends, today I'm thrilled to be blogging about the debut YA novel from Paula Chase, a talented author with yards of experience writing for teen magazines, and miles of talent. Here's the promo for the book:

SO NOT THE DRAMA [Kensington Books/Dafina for Young Readers] introduces readers ages 11+ to bright-eyed, optimist Mina Mooney, a high school freshman with nothing more on her mind than climbing the popularity ladder, until a sociology experiment to rid the world – or at least Del Rio Bay High School – of prejudice backfires. The project causes a rift between Mina and her best friend, Lizzie and sends Mina on a journey of exploration that’s both funny and eye-opening.

SO NOT THE DRAMA is about the transition from middle to high school and the impact it can have on friendship.

Set to burst on the scene with her self-proclaimed Hip Lit, Chase takes readers back to high school where cliques reign supreme and going to class…a place to be seen.

Doesn't that sound like a perfect book for teen and tween girls? I think even my nine -year-old is going to be asking for this one. (Think she's too young?) This book's been getting some serious buzz, for instance:

“Contemporary friendship story, which revels in rich diversity of race, color and class.”

“Readers will like the genuine dialogue.”
—Publishers Weekly

“A multi-layered story…contemporary and thoughtful.”
—Little Willow of Bildungsroman

April Girls Life magazine Book Pick

April/May Crave selection, Right On! magazine

You can buy SO NOT THE DRAMA at your local bookstore, or from any online bookseller, such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powells and BookSense. For more information, visit Paula's website,

1 comment:

Paula said...

Ellen if your daughter is an avid reader (and I bet she is) then SNTD won't be a problem for her at all!