Likely Story, Volume 1

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Random House Children's Books, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 230 pages
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MALLORY IS A teenage girl living in L.A. and her mother is the oftnominated, never-winning star of a daytime soap; she is, in fact, the ultimate drama queen. After yet another blow-out about her mother’s awful plotlines and overacting, Mallory starts blogging about how she wishes soap operas were more like real kids’ lives instead of the ridiculous storylines the shows usually feature.
When her mother’s agent reads the blog, Mallory ends up in her own whirlwind drama, both at school and on the lot, as she works to protect the integrity of her original idea, cope with her mother’s jealousy, and get her best friend a lead role on the show. Factor in her boyfriend with the girlfriend, the cute but bad brother to said-best-friend, and the super-cute male lead on her show, and Mallory’s got plenty of her own melodrama to cope with.

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User Review  - elizardkwik - LibraryThing

A quick read about a girl who, fed up with her mother's soap opera career, accidentally creates her own soap opera about teenagers. An inside look at the soap opera world and a very different life style. Interesting characters. I look forward to the next "episode". Read full review

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User Review  - mikitchenlady - LibraryThing

Fun story, about a daughter of a soap opera diva who comes up with her own youth oriented story and sells it to the network. Am never sure if I like stories about women/girls written by men. Van Etten ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

David Van Etten is actually three writers: Chris Van Etten is currently a fulltime writer for ABC's One Life to Live; David Ozanich is a freelance writer and playwright; and David Levithan is the author of Boy Meets Boy, and many other young adult novels for Knopf.

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