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Kimberly Joy Peters
196 pages (2010); 4.0MB downloadLobster Press
; ISBN: 9781897550632
In the sequel to the award-winning novel, "Posing as Ashley," it's only the first day of eleventh grade and Ashley is already generating a whole semester's worth of gossip. Her once spotless reputation is under fire in the halls and on a social networking site where people are posting photos and nasty comments about her. To add to the stress, her mother has started cancer treatments and Ashley's best friend, Caitlyn, is going on a foreign exchange trip, leaving Ashley to cope on her own. But Ashley, the consummate over-achiever, decides to face the school year head-on and tries out for the high school production of Camelot. She lands the lead, but the added pressure leads to a growing dependence on various natural supplements and vitamins, which she had initially bought for her mother's chemotherapy side effects. When she starts mixing these supplements, and taking them with increased frequency, the effects are disastrous. Her odd behavior and uncharacteristically poor performance in class and on stage, combined with the gossip about her wild ways, causes the rumors to spin out of control until she is eventually accused of using drugs. Between her new dependence, her mother's illness, and the wagging tongues at school, will Ashley be able to keep everything together? Or is she destined to be trapped in a life that is definitely not Camelot?