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DOING MY OWN THING
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Young Adult
Ooo-wee, does this novel have plenty of reality show-type drama. This is the third novel about Sunday Tolliver’s rise to fame in the music industry. She’s living her life followed by BET cameras, surrounded by frenemies and despite her best efforts, her relationships are rocky. Edgy, but fun. Readers will look forward to the next installment of Sunday’s life on campus.
Sunday Tolliver has a hit album and money beyond her dreams, and now she has to deal with her newfound fame. Her diva cousin Dreya and Dreya’s abusive boyfriend Truth find out that Sunday’s getting her own reality show on BET and going to Barbados to film her debut music video, so they scheme to steal the spotlight back. Meanwhile, Sunday and Sam have developed feelings for each other, but Sunday is unwilling to commit to Sam until she’s established her career. (KENSINGTON TEEN, Jul., 240 pp., $9.95, ISBN: 9780758255587, PB, 12 & Up)
Reviewed By: Leslie Frohberg
Publisher: KENSINGTON TEEN
Published: July 2011