Fire and Ice is the stop today on the blog tour for
by Elise Allen
which came out TODAY in paperback
from Harcourt Children’s Books
Cara has never been one of those girls: confident, self-possessed, and always ready with the perfect thing to say. A girl at the very top of the popularity tower. One of the Populazzi.
Now, junior year could change everything. Cara’s moving to a new school, and her best friend urges her to seize the moment—with the help of the Ladder. Its rungs are relationships, and if Cara transforms into the perfect girlfriend for guys ever-higher on the tower, she’ll reach the ultimate goal: Supreme Populazzi.
The Ladder seems like a lighthearted social experiment, a straight climb up, but it quickly becomes gnarled and twisted. And when everything goes wrong, only the most audacious act Cara can think of has a chance of setting things even a little bit right.
To celebrate we have an exclusive guest post from the author, Elise Allen…
First, a big thank you to Heather for having me here at Fire and Ice to celebrate the paperback release of my debut novel, Populazzi!
It’s been a year since the book was first released, and a question I often get from people who haven’t read it yet is, “So… what’s the book like?”
Well, if Populazzi were…
…a dessert, it would be fresh-baked chocolate-chip cookies – light and crispy on the outside, rich and chewy on the inside.
…a dog, it would be a Jack Russell terrier – super-smart and playful.
…a gem, it would be a diamond – fun and sparkly, but sharp enough to cut glass.
…a drink, it would be champagne – the more you have, the more you laugh.
…a place, it would be Los Angeles – exciting, with something there for everyone.
…a piece of clothing, it would be the perfect little black dress – a little racy, but always in great taste.
…an amusement park ride, it would be the new Star Tours at Disneyland – you think you know what you’ll get, but it constantly surprises you.
Thanks again, Heather! And thanks to everyone out there who has read or is planning to read Populazzi!
About Elise Allen: POPULAZZI is Elise Allen’s first solo novel but she previously co-wrote the bestselling novel ELIXIR with author and actress Hilary Duff and is at work on the next book in the series with Hilary. She’s written for several television shows from Cosby to Muppets to Dinosaur Train, which garnered her two Daytime Emmy Awards. Elise Allen has among the most random television-writing resumes ever, with credits that run the gamut from Cosby to Dinosaur Train. She recently fulfilled one of her many life’s ambitions by writing for the Muppets. Another ambition, anytime-access to Disneyland’s Club 33, is for the moment still a pipe dream. Elise has a sick penchant for running marathons, and can’t seem to stop even though fifteen really should be enough already. She lives in L.A. with her husband, daughter, and insatiable food-hound of a dog, Riley.