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High school junior Jenny Greenley is good at solving problems … so good she’s the school newspaper’s anonymous advice columnist. Even if solving other people’s problems doesn’t make her own—like not having a boyfriend—go away, it’s still fun. But when nineteen-year-old screen sensation Luke Striker comes to Jenny’s small town to research a role, he creates havoc that even levelheaded Jenny isn’t sure she can repair … especially since she’s right in the middle of it.

Can Jenny, who always manages to be there for everybody else, learn to take her own advice, and find true love at last?

Available: July 25, 2019

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Teen Idol

High school junior Jenny Greenley is good at solving problems … so good she’s the school newspaper’s anonymous advice columnist. Even if solving other people’s problems doesn’t make her own—like not having a boyfriend—go away, it’s still fun. But when nineteen-year-old screen sensation Luke Striker comes to Jenny’s small town to research a role, he creates havoc that even levelheaded Jenny isn’t sure she can repair … especially since she’s right in the middle of it.

Can Jenny, who always manages to be there for everybody else, learn to take her own advice, and find true love at last?

Awards

  • A #1 New York Times Best Seller on its Children’s Chapter Book List; 6-week run on list
  • A Publishers Weekly, USA Today, and BookSense Best Seller
  • 3-week run on the New York Times Children’s Paperback Best Sellers List
  • A Publishers Weekly Paperback Best Seller
  • Placed #5 on the 2004 Top 10 Teen Amazon Customer Picks
  • Chosen by the New York Public Library as a 2005 “Book for the Teen Age”
  • Voted #8 on the annual 2005 Teens’ Top Ten favorite young adult novels, sponsored by The Young Adult Library Services Association
  • Nominated by YALSA for 2009 Popular Paperbacks in “Fame and Fortune” category
  • A Children’s Book-of-the-Month Club and Bookspan Selection

Publication Information

  • HarperCollins (US), published in hardcover August 2004
    (Trade paperback edition published August 2005)
  • Brazil: Distribuidora Record
  • France: Hachette Jeunesse
  • Germany: Bertelsmann
  • Hungary: Cicero
  • Indonesia: PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama
  • Japan: Riron-sha
  • Lithuania: Alma Littera
  • Poland: Amber Publishing
  • Portugal: Bertrand
  • Russia: AST
  • Sweden: Tiden
  • Thailand: Amarin Publishing
  • United Kingdom: Macmillan, published January 2005 a national bestseller
  • Vietnam: Hoa Hoc Tro Publisher

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be sequels to TEEN IDOL?
— No, this book is meant to be a stand-alone novel.

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