Hollywood and Maine (Hardcover)

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With a new boyfriend, her own room (finally!), and a modeling agency trying to convince her to sign with them, Charmaine Upshaw’s life is just about perfect. But a surprising face appears at the dinner table: ex-con Uncle E. Uncle E skipped town a few months ago after Charmaine’s parents put up $1000 bail, leaving them in a bind that forced her mom to go back to work. Mom and Dad seem happy to see Uncle E, and her little live-in cousin Tracy John thinks he’s the greatest thing since sliced bread. But Charmaine is not fooled. Meanwhile, Charmaine struggles in her first romance and ponders the idea of taking Hollywood by storm. Does she have what it takes to see her name in lights? Only if she can survive the 10th grade. . . .

About the Author

Allison Whittenberg lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her first novel, "Sweet Thang," was a New York Library Best Book for the Teen Age and a CCBC Choice for 2007.

Praise For…

Sweet Thang reads a bit like Christopher Paul Curtis’s The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 with its frequent shifts from the humorous to the serious and its attention to the details of its historical period.”
—The Horn Book Magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9780385736718
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 13th, 2009
Pages: 176