Educator and author Ray Villareal has written another fast-paced novel for young adults about celebrity and what it means to be a “hero.”
What does it take to be the queen?Margarita \”Madge\” Diaz is fat, foxy, and fabulous. She loves herself, and is adored by almost everyone else…except queen bee/student-body president Bridget Benson. These two girls have a history that\’s uglier than a drag queen after last call. During a heated argument, they decide there\’s only one way to end their rivalry: be named prom queen and the other backs off — for good.Of course, everything looks different in the sober light of morning, but pride is at stake and the race is on. Madge is committed to doing whatever it takes to secure the title, but so is Bridget. And everyone\’s got something to hide. Welcome to Winter Park High School, where the dirt\’s not just gonna fly…it\’s gonna go into freakin\’ orbit.
Freya’s intense passion for angels led her into years of mental illness. Now, just when she’s starting to believe she’s normal again, a dark angel starts to follow her. Soon she learns a stunning truth: She is an angel herself. And an angel’s job is nothing like she imagined it would be…
In the journal her fifth-year teacher requires, Jillian records the ups and downs of her efforts to become popular as she hosts a class party, creates a school magazine, and tutors some socially misfit boys.