Gabrielle Borg


Excellent, Intermediate, Young Adult, Maria T. Lennon, Fame, Friendship, Middle-Born Children, Middle Schools, Hollywood, Humorous Stories

Document Type

Book Review


Charlie C. Cooper is a twelve-year-old ex-bully turned do-gooder who becomes famous overnight after helping her friend Marta. When Chad, her Hollywood agent, calls with an audition for a new TV show, Charlie will do anything to get that spot, including lying to her friend. The only drawback is that the role requires gymnastic skills, which Charlie definitely does not have. Chad wants Marta, an amazing gymnast, to audition too. Charlie trains with Marta and everything works out until her lie is exposed. Charlie works to fix her situation. If Charlie is anything, she’s someone who won’t give up, and that just may be her greatest strength.