Sunday, December 12, 2010

Pop Princess by Rachel Cohn

Wonder Blake is a fifteen-year-old year who believes her life is a living hell. She and her family have recently moved to a small Cape Cod town from the hustle and bustle of big New York after the unexpected death of ehr older sister Lucky, who wa son the track of super stardom. THis new town was suppose to be a new start for her family but just led for them all to grow more distant and for Wonders life to be come a living hell. She doesnt fit in at her high school and the only thing that she has to escape from is her dancing. One day while she was working at her part time job at Dairy Queen a record producer, Tig, hears her singing and affers to record her, knowing her as Luckys little sister. She unwillingly accepts and after a few months of slience she finally gets a call that changes her world upside down. She was plucked from her disorderly life and into the crazy world of music as she becomes an instant hit. She follows her mentor Kayla, her sisters childhood friend, around to get to know the business better. She reliexes that sex, drugs and underaged drinking comes with the package of being a teen idol and she seems not quite cut out for that, She chances her image and her morals for this job and she becomes somethign that isnt truly her. She is a naive girl in the music business following and having her "first time" with a jerk. She has to chose between the wrold of people who love her music and body but not her true self and cave in to the hardship of beign a teen idol or go back to her personal hell with a disorderly family who loves her and high school which she isnt quite cut out for.

1. If you were Wonder which life would you pick, a hard, pressured super star life or a disfunctional family life, both you dont quite are happy with?

2. If you deads sisters dream was to become a superstar and you were able to live this dream but not really wnting it, would you feel guilty?


Mia G. 1-2 said...

1. numero uno.
2. absolutely.

Sevgim A.1-2 said...

1. I think at first I would want to be a superstar but then with all the hardships that come with being a star I wouldn't want to be one anymore, but i would work them out. Also I think a family can always work out their problems. So i would pick a superstar but take a few breaks.

2. I would feel a little guilty because my family would remember "my sister" and be sad about that but happy for my success.

Heather B. 1-2 said...

1.) I would choose the family life, because if you mess up there, it is not broadcasted for the entire world to see.

2.) No, because we are all different people, even siblings. Her sister wanted to be a star, but Wonder does not and that is nothing to be guilty over.

Avi D. 7/8 said...

1. I would pick the dysfunctional family because I don't think I am cut out for superstardom. I change my principles too often and I could easily get caught up with the wrong crowd(Lindsey Lohan). With the dysfunctional family atleast I am loved and have protection.

2. No I wouldn't feel guilty because everything worked out for the best. If it were on accident maybe it was God's way of telling me my place on this Earth. (can I get a little "Self-Reliance" anyone?)

Natesa W. 7-8 said...

1. I would probably pick living the hard quiet life with my family, because they loved me for who i am.
2. I would feel very guilty at first for living out my dead sisters dream, but she would have wanted me to be happy. We can have the same dreams in life.

Lindsay S. 7-8 said...

1. I agree with Natesa. If I had to chose which life to live I would chose the one that includes my family because they would always be there for me no matter what.

2. No I would not feel guilty because she would want what's best me. And although that was her dream she would probably like someone to fulfil that.

Nicole H. 7-8 said...

I agree. I would choose a life with my family no matter if it was disfunctional because they will always be in my life.
I think I would feel guilty because I was living a life I didn't want, but one my sister did.

Sara D. 7-8 said...

Question #2: Yes, I would feel guilty if I was living the dream my sister wanted because she wasn't able to experience it. But then again, her sister got lucky because otherwise she would be just as miserable as Wonder is because of all the bad influence that she is exposed to.

Anonymous said...

1. I would pick the disfunctional life with my family because families always need to stick together and they are always there to help you sort out your problems.

2. I not feel guilty because just because my sister wanted to be a star doesnt mean i want to be and everyone is their own person and the parents should know that.

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