Art Geeks and Prom Queens [NOOK Book]

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Dorks, Dweebs, Debutantes, and Jocks—Where would you fit in?

Being the new girl is tough—just ask sixteen-year-old Rio Jones. A New York transplant, Rio has no clue how she's going to fit in at her fancy new private school in Southern California. Plus, being late, overdressed, and named after a Duran Duran song doesn't make the first day any easier for her.

Then Rio meets ...
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Overview


Dorks, Dweebs, Debutantes, and Jocks—Where would you fit in?

Being the new girl is tough—just ask sixteen-year-old Rio Jones. A New York transplant, Rio has no clue how she's going to fit in at her fancy new private school in Southern California. Plus, being late, overdressed, and named after a Duran Duran song doesn't make the first day any easier for her.

Then Rio meets Kristi. Beautiful, rich, and a cheerleader, Kristi is the queen bee of Newport Beach. And Kristi isn't friends with just anyone, so Rio is thrilled when she's invited to be part of the most exclusive, popular clique. Of course, like any club, Kristi and her friends have rules: Always smile (even if you don't mean it), always dress cute (and never repeat outfits), and always flirt (but only with jocks, preps, and rich college guys).

At first Rio is having a great time, but as she becomes more immersed in this jet-set crowd, she figures out there is one last rule that her new friends forgot to mention: Don't cross Kristi . . .

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Editorial Reviews

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“Get ready for a wild ride with Rio Jones. And, hang on because you’re going to love every minute of it!”

--J. Minter, author of The Insiders

 

“Cool, uncompromising, superbly written – this is a wonderful journey through teenage life by a writer who really gets it." --Kevin Brooks, author of Martyn Pig, Lucas, Kissing the Rain, and Candy

 

"I love Alyson's use of dialogue. It's acerbic and vicious and bitchy. Totally realistic, in other words, without a false note." --Catherine Forde, author of Fat Boy Swim

 

“Rio steps into the glitz and glam of Southern California socialites, but she never loses her down to earth sense of humor." --Michelle Taylor, author of What's Happily Ever After, Anyway?

 

“A book about life in the fast lane. . .”

--Lurlene McDaniel, author of My Secret Boyfriend and Angels in Pink

 

Delicious, irresistible fun.  All that's lacking is a pool-side chair and a cold drink."

--Deb Caletti, author of Honey, Baby, Sweetheart

Children's Literature
When Rio Jones's wealthy family moves from New York City to southern California in the middle of her junior year, Rio is worried. She saw herself as an unattractive geek in her old school, but she was happy with her friends Paige and Hud. The first day at her new school brings her up against Kristi, a petite, beautiful cheerleader who is also the class bully. In AP Art, she meets Mason and Jas, who befriend her but also cause her to get a week's detention for leaving campus at lunchtime. When Rio later comes to school in the trendy clothes her mother convinces her to wear, Kristi decides to bring her into her circle as long as she agrees to reject Mason and Jas. Feeling that it is her first chance to be popular, she goes along with Kristi although she has a crush on Jas. Her mother, a former model, encourages her friendship with Kristi, not knowing that the association will teach Rio to drink till she gets sick, use cocaine, mistreat less popular people, and go farther sexually than she really wants to. After she talks back to Kristi at a party, Kristi destroys her reputation at school and turns her into an outcast. Finally, she tells her mother everything that has been going on. The next day at school she stands up to Kristi publicly and renews her friendship with Mason. At the end, Jas asks her to be his girlfriend. Both Rio's passive descent and her active reformation seem far too easy. Although she sheds a lot of tears, her conversion is not convincing and no long-lasting negative consequences result from her behavior. 2005, Griffin/St.Martin's, Ages 12 up.
—Judy DaPolito
School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up-Rio Jones, 16, doesn't have a clue how she is going to fit into her new Southern California private school. Just as she is about to drown in despair, she is rescued by a couple of geeks in AP Art who take her in hand. Then Kristi, the alpha female at the Newport Beach school, takes an interest in her, and Rio thinks her life is perfect-until she surpasses Kristi and learns the true meaning of revenge and the importance of being true to oneself. This plot line is summarily predictable, but that doesn't make the ride any less enjoyable. Rio is well drawn with believable inner dialogue, and the stereotyped popular crowd is so much fun to hate. Some mild drug use, sexual situations, and realistic profanity are included.-Morgan Johnson-Doyle, Sierra High School, Colorado Springs, CO Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher
“Get ready for a wild ride with Rio Jones. And, hang on because you’re going to love every minute of it!”

—J. Minter, author of The Insiders

“Cool, uncompromising, superbly written – this is a wonderful journey through teenage life by a writer who really gets it." —Kevin Brooks, author of Martyn Pig, Lucas, Kissing the Rain, and Candy

"I love Alyson's use of dialogue. It's acerbic and vicious and bitchy. Totally realistic, in other words, without a false note." —Catherine Forde, author of Fat Boy Swim

“Rio steps into the glitz and glam of Southern California socialites, but she never loses her down to earth sense of humor." —Michelle Taylor, author of What's Happily Ever After, Anyway?

“A book about life in the fast lane. . .”

—Lurlene McDaniel, author of My Secret Boyfriend and Angels in Pink

Delicious, irresistible fun. All that's lacking is a pool-side chair and a cold drink."

—Deb Caletti, author of Honey, Baby, Sweetheart

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429907385
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 177,487
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • File size: 358 KB

Meet the Author


Alyson Noel is the author of Faking 19. She lives in Laguna Beach, California, where she is working on her next book. Visit her at alysonnoel.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2011

    Best book evaaaa

    I love this book it was really good and its sometimes makes u think WHAT! or WHY? or WOW! I would totally recoment this book, and it has a really good ending!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 26, 2008

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    Reviewed by Taylor Rector for TeensReadToo.com

    Rio Jones is the new girl at her school. As if that isn't hard enough, her mom is an ex almost-model and expects her daughter to be pretty and popular, and she's named after a Duran Duran song. Except that she is an art geek. On her first day, she meets kids from her art class that take her off campus for lunch (which isn't allowed). And she gets detention for it, so her mom tells her that she can't hang out with them anymore. <BR/><BR/>Rio is a geek, until she meets Kristi. <BR/><BR/>Kristi is a rich, beautiful, popular cheerleader. She and Rio become friends and in Kristi's group there are rules. You always have to smile even if you don't mean it and be nice to everyone. Kristi is the only one in the group who thinks that the rules don't apply to her because she's Kristi. Soon Rio becomes even more popular than Kristi is and, of course, Kristi is jealous. Not that she would ever tell anyone that. But there is one rule that her friends left out -- don't cross paths with Kristi. Rio's life soon goes back to worse than it was before she met Kristi, since even her art friends won't talk to her. <BR/><BR/>I am obsessed with this author! She is SO funny and all of her books are so realistic! As expected, another must read from Alyson Noel!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2012

    Great!!

    I really liked this book, read in one day. It keeps you wanting more the wholetime!!! I was so happy with the ending!!!! Its a must read! :)!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 9, 2011

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    Amazing book

    Even though i am not in high school i can imagine things can be this way for Rio. This book is amazing and i can toatally relate Alyson Noel's art geek and prom queens is totally worth reading along with the immortal series and the riley bloom series i give a rating of five strars.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2012

    Sooo aazing

    I would give this book 6 stars if i could!!!! Alyson No¿l is my favorite author of all time!!!!!! A must read book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2012

    U dont need to know who this is!!!!!! TEE HEE!!!!!!

    I dont have this book on my nook but i did read it! Its really really good and the ending is so sweet!!!!! A heart breaker!!! But i hated the part at the party and what Drew did to rio thats not right at all!!!!! But if u didnt read it READ IT and u will find out what Drew did to Rio!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!

    this book was so addicting! I absolutely loved it! A must to read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2012

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    Best book i ever read :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    Very good!!!!

    I lovedddd this book , it was an awesome story and I think alot of girls can relate to it !!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2011

    Great read for any age girl

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the characters were well developed. I found it hard to put down and can't wait to read more from this author :)

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 7, 2011

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    Best book.

    Alyson Noel-You just wrote another outstanding book. This is exatly what teenagers in high school go threw and i had a flash back and made me think when i was like Rio shooes. I read this book in less then 3 hrs never put it down your amazing author!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 29, 2011

    loved it!

    I loved this book. It had a great ending!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 21, 2009

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    Grand Book

    This book is a rather different take on the popular life. I love how it shows the concequences. And it makes it easier for me to look at a situation and and change it. I know your probably thinking dull right? Not at all this book had me on my toes the whole time and i finished it in 3 hours. It was an amazing read and its a good book for teens to read. Hell i'm 13 and i love it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2008

    Awesome Book, Must Read! :)

    This book was great! It talks about mean girls, and what they will do to make you feel low! This is such a well described book, and a total eye opener! When things went wrong with Rio (because of Kristi, the gossiper, queen bee) and she was crying I found my self crying too! I got so into this book, I'm so sad it's over. Two thumbs up! I would reccommend it to anyone!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2008

    good book

    i really did enjoy this book. it was hard to put down. it reminded me alot of mean girls. but if you enjoyed that movie you will love this book i would recomend this book !!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2008

    i love this book!!!!!!! )

    this book is so good!! once i read it i couldn't stop reading!! it may be something like 'mean girls' but that doesn't matter! you'll LOVE this book the second you pick it up!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2007

    two thumbs up

    this book was so interestingg. Aylson describes the way alot of highschool girls act perfectly. i couldnt put this book down and all my friends want to borrow it. i just loved it and i think everyone should read it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2007

    A reviewer

    ok, now this book is not like every other teenage book. well it kinda is, but i granute you its way better, this is the best book i have ever read. i couldnt put it down. and the way the author describes things, amazaing. seriously please read this book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2007

    The best book

    this book was such a good book i couldnt but the book down. by far the best book i ve read so far!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2007

    AMAZINGG

    I love this book so much and it really kept me reading. I loved all the characters and I thought that the dialogue seemed so real and I could relate to all the characters! I really enjoyed this book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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