Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen by Dyan Sheldon

By Dyan Sheldon

"High college has continuously been this demanding, yet infrequently this hilarious." —BOOKLIST (starred review)More well-known than ever after hitting the silver monitor, the ever-dramatic Lola Cep remains to be within the highlight — vying with Born-to-Win, Born-to-Run-Everything Carla Santini to snag the lead within the highschool play. Can Lola live to tell the tale Carla's makes an attempt at retaliation? as soon as the curtain is going up, which drama queen will take heart degree?

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But I made sure that she did. Whether I was in a black phase or a phase of vibrant colours, I stood out: Morticia Addams one day; Carmen the next. And I made sure that I took part in all my classes; especially English. Carla Santini and her brood of admirers monopolized the middle rows in English, forcing everyone else either to the front (where they’d always be picked on), or to the back (where they fell asleep). My second day at Dellwood, I dragged Ella to English early and sat dead centre. Ella didn’t want to; she liked to sit to the side at the back, but I pointed out that since there weren’t assigned seats we could sit where we wanted.

It’s just that it’s very personal stuff…” “My parents were really moved by your mother’s story,” said Ella. ” I smiled at the telephone. “No one’s suffering is ever in vain,” I softly intoned. After I hung up, I took a shower, touched up the purple nail polish I was wearing that week to match the lining of my cape, and went to my bedroom to get away from the grunting and shouting of the other members of my family while they played Monopoly in the living room. When I look back on myself that day, going about my life as if I didn’t have a care in the world, it almost makes me weep.

After I recovered from my initial shock, I raced back outside to call Ella and tell her the earth-stopping news. Ella was devastated. She hadn’t been listening to George Blue, she’d been washing her hair. Like Nero fiddling while Rome burned. “Oh, my God,” wailed Ella. “We never even saw them in concert…” The rest of her sentence hung silently in the miles between us: and now we never will… “I don’t know how I can face another day,” I said softly, trying to hold back the volcano of tears welling inside me.

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