Not Your All-American Girl

Not Your All-American Girl

Mrs. Tyndall says Lauren doesn’t look “American” enough to be the lead in a play set in Pleasant Valley, USA – but Lauren’s blonde best friend, Tara, looks perfect. Things are about to get a lot less pleasant at Dwight D. Eisenhower Junior High.
This is a companion novel to This is Just a Test.
Ages 10+
Pages 256
Publisher Scholastic
Coming Feb 2021

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135 Reviews

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Amazing Book!

Review by Aliyah

Lauren Horowitz and Tara Buchanan have always been inseparable. When they decide to audition for the school play, Lauren wonders if for once, maybe she’ll get to outshine Tara, instead of the other way around. When Tara is cast as the lead, Lauren should be happy for her, right? But how can she be when the teacher told her she wasn’t cast as the lead because she didn’t look American enough? I loved this book about friendship, acceptance, being different, and one of my favorite things, music. I highly recommend this wonderful book to anyone who loves acting, singing, or is just looking for a great read that has heart, comedy, and just the right amount of a ghost story.

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Nov 02, 2022 09:49 AM
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Review by Balletgirl16

I loved this book!!!! I also loved how it took place in the 80s cause the 80s seemed fun! I love this book and that’s all I have to say!!

Oct 02, 2022 07:00 PM
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This is a MUST read!

Review by Miyarose

In many ways, Lauren is like me. I'm Japanese (Lauren's Asian) and she also loves to sing, like me! I would recommend this book to EVERYONE.

Aug 02, 2022 08:05 PM
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Not Your All American Girl

Review by danielleparr

I loved this book it said an Amazing message and had a great plot!

Jun 11, 2022 01:20 PM
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Such a great book!

Review by venti18

I really like this book, and it was an easy read. I love that there is a book with an Asian main character because there are so few books with an Asian as the main character. It is totally relatable and a must read!

May 01, 2022 11:27 PM