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Book Title: Fifteen Candles|
ISBN 13: 9781423123620
Format files: PDF
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The author of the book: Veronica Chambers
Edition: Hyperion Book CH
Date of issue: May 11th 2010
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Reader ratings: 7.4
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I absolutely loved this book! The Amigas, led by their fearless leader, Alicia are such a fun, diverse, and talented group of characters. The story centers around a group of teenagers, Alicia, Carmen, Jamie, and Gaz who form a quinceanera-planning biz. Each of the teens has a different talent that they contribute to the business: Alicia- head of planning, Carmen- designer, Jamie- stylist (makeup, hair, shoes!), Gaz- music. Alicia ends up getting in over her head when they get their first client, Sarita, including, shaving Sarita's head to look like Natalie Portman in V. The situations she finds herself in are hilarious, and I found myself laughing throughout the book.
The book is funny, but it's also very glamorous! The Amigas come up with such creative ideas, and the party they throw for Sarita is amazing. It would be awesome if a real-life Amigas Inc. existed.
The book is great not only for its humor and glamour, but also because Alicia is such a relatable character, and her conflicts with not having her own quinceanera while trying to embrace her Latina heritage by planning other girls' quinces felt very sincere and true to the cultural conflicts that many first-generation American teens face. I would highly recommend this book!
FYI, there's also a subtle romance that brews between Gaz and Alicia who have been best friends since childhood, which is very intriguing. I think there's more to come in the next book.... will have to read to find out!
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Read information about the authorVeronica Chambers is a prolific author, best known for her critically acclaimed memoir, Mama’s Girl, which has been course adopted by hundreds of high schools and colleges throughout the country. The New Yorker called Mama’s Girl “a troubling testament to grit and mother love… one of the finest and most evenhanded in the genre in recent years.” Born in Panama and raised in Brooklyn, Ms. Chambers' work often reflects her Afro-Latina heritage.
Her most recent non-fiction book was Kickboxing Geishas: How Japanese Women are Changing their Nation. Her other non-fiction books include The Joy of Doing Things Badly: A Girl’s Guide to Love, Life, and Foolish Bravery. She has also written more than a dozen books for children, most recently Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa and the body confidence Y/A novel, Plus. Her teen series, Amigas, is a collaboration between Chambers, producer Jane Startz, and Jennifer Lopez.
Veronica spent two seasons as an executive story editor for CW’s hit series Girlfriends, and earned a BET Comedy Award for her script work on that series. She has also written and developed projects for Fox and the N.
Veronica has contributed to several anthologies, including the best-selling Bitch in the House, edited by Cathi Hanuaer, and Mommy Wars, edited by Leslie Morgan Steiner.
A graduate of Simon’s Rock College at Bard, she and her husband have endowed three scholarships at the college in the fields of music and literature. She has been the recipient of several awards including the Hodder fellowship for emerging novelists at Princeton University and a National Endowment for the Arts fiction award. She speaks, reads and writes Spanish, but she is truly fluent in Spanglish. She lives with her husband and daughter in Hoboken, New Jersey.
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