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Young Adult Fiction
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Get your dancing shoes on

Olivia, or Liv, has a serious penchant for embarrassing herself, especially in front of the famous or influential. But shes hoping that wont hold her back as she spends her summer interning for an übercool TV music station&in London! Surely, some of the übercoolness shell be surrounded with will rub off, right?

Well&in fact, Liv manages to get stuck in a revolving glass door and fall flat on her, er, bum in front of one of the hottest pop stars in the world&in her first hour in London. But somehow, Josh Cameron seems to think Livs embarrassing quirkiness is cute. Can it be that he one of the A-List stars actually wants to hang out with Liv, the Abba-loving, dancing superfreak from Ann Arbor?

That does in fact seem to be the case, as Liv continues to run into Josh while on the job at Music Mix. But hes not (amazingly) the only boy on her mind. After all, theres the oh-so-cute Colin, a native English guy with a charming accent. They really seem to get along, but is he or is he not involved with Rebecca, her überhorror of a roommate?

Thank goodness theres also Anna, her other roommate, though Anna has issues of her own to deal with (like a mother whod rather she not waste her time with an internship at Music Mix). Even Anna and Colin, however, are only so helpful when it comes to Livs internship spot the decidedly un-coveted spot of personal assistant (i.e. slave) to Brown (Simon Brown, but he insists on being called just Brown).

Hows a girl to keep her sanity and her derring-do as she hops between her stressful (but cool) job, dates with the super-hot but self-involved Josh, run-ins with the ever-demanding Rebecca (can you say high maintenance?), and mixed signals from Colin? Ill tell ya by being true to herself.

Dancing Queen is a really fun book with some nice comedic and romantic moments. Youll definitely find yourself rooting for Liv (and Anna and Colin too) and cheering when she stands up for herself. I loved the scene when she finally gives Josh a piece of her mind (I dont feel too bad giving up that detail; I promise it wont ruin any of the surprises in the book there are quite a few!). Shes a girl with a good heart&as well as some good dance moves! Recommended for readers aged 12 and up (older YA readers, dont let the low end of the age spectrum sway you; youll love this one too!).

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