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A Not so Simple Life

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A Not so Simple Life by Melody Carlson
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Fifteen-year-old Maya Stark seems to have it all - fame, fortune, a Beverly Hills lifestyle, and an 80s pop star dad who's making a comeback. But looks can be deceiving, and on the inside, Maya is miserable. Her parents are divorced, her dad is away on tour, and being biracial, she struggles with her identity. Then, to make matters worse, her mother has returned to using drugs and is quickly depleting their finances. In a plan to become emancipated from her messed-up mom, Maya takes a job on Rodeo Drive. Selling designer clothes compromises Maya's earth-friendly "green girl" values, but she is desperate. Just when Maya thinks she's got it all worked out, her life caves in. Her mom "embezzles" Maya's savings and is later arrested on DUI and cocaine possession charges and is facing jail time. With nowhere to live, Maya is sent to spend the summer with her relatives. In the collision of two very different worlds, Maya must figure out where she fits in - or does she fit in at all?

Author Biography

Melody Carlson has published over ninety books for adults, children, and teens, with sales totaling more than two million and many titles appearing on the ECPA Bestsellers List. Several of her books have been finalists for, and winners of, various writing awards, including the Gold Medallion and the RITA Award. Some of her popular multi-volume series include Diary of a Teenage Girl and True Colours.
Release date NZ
July 1st, 2008
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Multnomah Press
Interest Age
From 13 to 18 years
Pages
256
Dimensions
131x202x17
ISBN-13
9781601421173
Product ID
3334428

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