House of Wacks by Denise Gwen (Adams Basin, NY: Wild Rose Press, 2008).
Jordan Meadows has led a charmed life in her small Indiana town--she has fabulous friends, shops till she drops, splurges on spa treatments, and drives a brand new car. Then her dad sees her latest spa bill and lays down the law: Jordan has to spend the summer working instead of spending. To avoid flipping burgers, Jordan shows up at a cast and crew call for a horror film that's being filmed in and around Bloomington that summer. Who knew her experience with wax would come in so handy when she ends up helping do the make-up for House of Wax IX! The the world of work isn't all Jordan learns about that summer as she confronts the limitations of cliques and stereotypes. Fun read for grades 7 & up. Language, sexual situations, but nothing too extreme.
A Comeback of Sorts - I have begun this post in my head countless times. Still, it remains unformed, incomplete, and elusive. When I underwent treatment for cancer last year, I ...
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