Briefly, it's about a girl named Jennifer who plagiarizes, with some slight changes, an essay written by her older sister in order to win a "dream date" with a celebrity.
She wins, and has her "dream date," which, in fact seems more like a dream than reality to her.
And then she is exposed, and has to apologize in assembly.
Now, I've always felt a bit cheated when it comes to this book. There seems to be something missing.
Shouldn't the girl whose essay was judged second-best.... the girl who should have won the contest... have at least received some recognition?
So I asked myself, "What if, when I was a teenager, I lost out on a chance to spend an
evening with one of my favorite singers because someone else cheated? How would I have felt
when I learned the truth?"
I came to these conclusions:
1: The writer in me would have been darn proud of having WRITTEN the best essay.
2: The teenage fan in me would have been, to use a cliche, madder than a wet hen.
As for the READER in me, she would have liked to see a confrontation between Jennifer and the
girl who SHOULD HAVE won.
And as a fanfic writer, well, someday, maybe....