Nancy Rue gives voice to teens "on the fringe"
Just months after Tournaments, Cocoa & One Wrong Move splashed onto YA bookshelves, LIMOS, LATTES & MY LIFE ON THE FRINGE (Zondervan) emerges to once again capture the essence of teen life and the endless struggle to "fit in." The book is the fourth in the Real Life series by bestselling author Nancy Rue.
Moving from the basketball hoops of Tournaments to prom dresses, Limos follows Tyler Bonning, a girl on the fringe who has been nominated for high school prom queen. With an opportunity to one-up the popular kids, Tyler, a smart and gifted violinist and debater, revels in her quest to break the barrier between the rich kids and those less fortunate - until she finds out her nomination was part of a prank to humiliate her.
Hurt, but not dejected, Tyler vows to use her new status to put an end to the inequality at her school by jump-starting a "Prom for Everyone" campaign. She sets out to make the event affordable for all students -- from the kids who can afford to spend lavish amounts on fine attire and limos - to those whose budgets often keep them on the sidelines of school activities.
Just as her cause gains momentum, though, opposition at school and at home forces Tyler to question not only the campaign, but the way she's perceived by others. As prom approaches, Tyler faces her biggest challenge yet, one she won't be able to solve on her own. A perplexing leather book might hold the answers, but is Tyler willing to listen?
Nancy Rue continues to captivate a wide spectrum of teen readers with her on-the-cusp writing style and charming ability to relate to an ever-changing teen audience. Covering a wide range of teen issues -- from peer pressure to acceptance -- LIMOS, LATTES & MY LIFE ON THE FRINGE is poised to become an excellent addition for both devoted fans of the Real Life series and for new teen fans seeking solace in a good read.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Nancy Rue has written more than 100 books for girls, is the editor of the Faithgirlz! Bible, and is a popular speaker and radio guest with her expertise on tween and teen issues, including teen bullying, parental advice and self-esteem issues. She and her husband have raised a daughter of their own and live in Tennessee.