How My Private, Personal Journal Became A Bestseller

How My Private, Personal Journal Became A Bestseller

Book - 2004
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A young woman accidentally turns in a private story from her journal instead of an English assignment and becomes a best-selling author almost overnight.
Publisher: New York : Dutton Children's Books, c2004.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780525472834
0525472835
9780142403327
0142403326
Call Number: DEVILLERS
Characteristics: p. ; cm.
Subjects: Young adults -- Fiction.
Diaries -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
High schools -- Fiction.
Authors -- Fiction.

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serineg
Sep 16, 2012

I enjoyed this book but i didnt like what jamie wrote...... girls might have adored her but noone would just FLICK FLICK BOOM a person........especially someone really mean .....you are supposed to tell someone, not just flick the person and get more humiliated,..................but i liked the story about jamies life .....marco vega ................connor griffin...............sawyer sullivan ......... ...............jennifer 2 ..........AltaN8................................but others should read it and tell us their opinion.......thats what i have to say.... :).

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Espeon_S2
Jul 24, 2012

I agree with darkxangelxlyn. I don't think (s)he is overreacting because it really isn't that great of a book. I didn't find Jamie's book amazing because it wasn't. There is no way it could've beat Harry Potter. No offense to anyone that loves Twilight, but even Twilight was better than her book...and by a lot. Jamie's book was very repetitive and there was no character development in her book at all.The main character did mature a tiny bit in the end, but Isabelle, the main character in Jamie's story, did not change at all. She just did the same old, same old- find enemy, Flick, and leave. A story only about a "good" person defeating the 'bad/negative" people? Boring.

And go ahead and get on my case about me overreacting because I don't care. I'm stating my opinion and warning people that the book might not be what they think it is. Some people like it, some people hate it; isn't that normal with every book???!!

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Preetpaul Grewal
Feb 06, 2012

calm it its just a book i liked it this a great book don't listen to the other guy darkxangelxlyn

LoriaOu Aug 29, 2011

Great story about the ups and downs of life.

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darkxangelxlyn
May 30, 2011

This book is unrealistic. The concept of a girl's journal even becoming a book is pretty strange, but a bestseller? Even worse. I mean, it was a good idea, but a bad story. Due to its stereotype-defying values, the main character (Jamie)'s story supposedly changes girls' lives all around America. The truth is, from the excerpts of Jamie's "book" you can tell that she is not the brightest. In fact, if that girl actually became a bestselling author, then anyone can, because not only is her story repetitive and boring, it's just not very well-written. I understand that the author was trying to defy stereotypes, but by attempting to do so, she just promoted them.

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Pinar
Dec 15, 2009

I wanted a quick fun read out of this but could hardly enjoy it because of the 'book within a book'. The idea is ok - instead of her homework, a girl hands in her fantasy story/diary by mistake and it is absolutely so brilliant it becomes a bestseller and immediately gets made into a Disney movie (as did this book. go figure). This is all pretty shocking and awesome, and this average girl is suddenly famous and popular and learns first hand about fame and true friends and other life lessons...
Unfortunately, throughout the plot there are little excerpts of the girl's story, which parallel what's going on. I didn't expect much, but I was surprised that it was actually published in /this/ book, much less becoming a bestseller. Perhaps skipping those parts would make for a better read, but they are in a completely decked out font style, and even within the rest of the book, the main character frequently talks about her story. The one funny thing about her story is that the characters are based on a bunch of bullies from school getting their due and even those kids love it...until they catch on, of course.

This book was more frustrating than fun, but ** for a nice cover and beginning chapters (which I quite liked).

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