Christina Aguilera: The Unofficial Book

Christina Aguilera: The Unofficial Book

by Watson-Guptill

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Children's Literature
A famous teacher once told me that you must always begin a critique by saying something good about what you are about to criticize. The best I can muster in this case is that if you like books about Christina Aguilera, this is the sort of book you will enjoy. If you simply cannot live without such vital information as the fact that Christina's preferred foods are bacon cheeseburgers and chicken nuggets, that her hobbies include shopping and going to the movies, and that she sleeps with the lights on because she's afraid of the dark, this is the book for you. Written in breathless fanzine prose, lavishly illustrated with color photographs of the singer in a variety of navel-baring costumes, the story traces Christina's brief and bump-free rise from Mouseketeer to MTV diva, a saga of relentless maternal pressure coupled with undeniable vocal and photogenic talents. The message in all this is that Christina hopes her story, vapid as it is, will be an inspiration to other girls. For those youngsters who avidly devour everything in print about their favorite stars, this book serves its purpose. For the rest of us, it's pretty dull reading. 2000, Virgin Books/Virgin Publishing, $12.95. Ages 10 up. Reviewer: Michele Tremaine

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Crown Publishing Group
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7.72(w) x 11.35(h) x 0.24(d)

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