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The Secret Life of a Teenage Siren [NOOK Book]

Overview

Geeky to gorgeous in sixty seconds...

Roxy's about to turn sixteen, but life isn't so sweet. As a band geek, Roxy can barely get the cute guys to notice her, much less go out with her. Then, on her birthday, Roxy is transformed into a siren: seductively beautiful with the power to control all men. She thought sirens were an ancient myth, but suddenly Roxy can get any guy ...
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Overview

Geeky to gorgeous in sixty seconds...

Roxy's about to turn sixteen, but life isn't so sweet. As a band geek, Roxy can barely get the cute guys to notice her, much less go out with her. Then, on her birthday, Roxy is transformed into a siren: seductively beautiful with the power to control all men. She thought sirens were an ancient myth, but suddenly Roxy can get any guy she wants with just a few notes on her flute.

There are only two rules: don't tell anyone about being a siren, and don't fall in love. When she starts dating Zach, the guy everybody's crushing on, Roxy realizes she could get used to this siren thing...but how can she keep herself from falling in love?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442407480
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse
  • Publication date: 10/27/2009
  • Series: Romantic Comedies Series
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 615,202
  • Age range: 12 years
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Wendy Toliver
Wendy Toliver has explored a variety of jobs, from impersonating Marilyn Monroe for singing telegrams to impersonating a computer geek at an ad agency. She lives in Eden, Utah with her husband, three sons, two dogs, a cat, several fish, and an occasional mole.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2008

    A GREAT ROMANTIC COMEDY!

    Like most teenage girls, Roxy couldn't wait to turn sixteen, but finally that special day arrived. The anticipation of dreaming with a glorious imagination of beauty, combined with the burning desire to be the focus of attention for the popular boys, closed the door to wishful thinking, while opening another door o reality. Throughout her teen years, Roxy realized that her reputation of the band geek as she played Miss. Innocent were two marks against her big time in the notice me department, and while your at it, don't forget to ask me out! She couldn't wait for those gray clouds hanging over her head to be replaced by the golden sun on her sweet sixteen. Suddenly, her dream comes true as she transforms into a magnet, attracting every gorgeous in school. The same geek who played in the band unnoticed, is now the beautiful, seductive woman that guys can't keep their eyes off of. Pleasantly surprised, Roxy now has the power to take full control of all the handsome, popular guys as she soaks them up like a sponge. The magic exists in her flute, but comes with two conditions. As the Teenage Siren, she must keep this a secret, and reveal to no one that a few notes on her flute will put the guys in a trance as they push-and-shove closer to her. The second rule which is the toughest is that she's not allowed to fall in love. However, when Zach falls into the perfect picture of romance in a loving relationship, Roxy now has a big decision to make, which could affect her life many years down the road. Most young woman at the age of sixteen would love the Siren transformation, but we all know that it's impossible to prevent the occurrence of love. After all, it's unconditional love that makes the world go round, while living happily ever after. Isn't that the golden dream many women crave for most of their lives? Who in their right mind would trade it in for anything else, knowing it's priceless? However, the crucial decision must be made, Siren or geek? That's an easy choice, no one would give it up. But, to be forced to throw true love in the garbage can, without looking back, is the cause of an instant migraine. For the icing on the cake, endless fear of guilt that could possibly haunt her forever is a tough choice for anyone to make, especially at age sixteen. Wendy Toliver kept the reader in suspense throughout the entire story, filling the reader's mind with curiosity to the end. 'The Secret life Of A Teenage Siren' is a delightful read for teens, and adults. Roxy comes to life as the author's main character with a superb performance on the same scale as 'Harry Potter' with one exception. Harry's magic wand is Roxy's magnificent flute. This captivating novel was a blend of teenage drama, mixed with humor, creating a Masterpiece similar to one of Meg cabot's finest. In a clever way, before the final cutrain is drawn, Wendy Toliver makes sure it's not closed completely, leaving behind the possibility for a sequel. The reader walks away in pure content, craving for the next episode of Roxy with Mr. Right, or is he Mr. Wrong?

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2012

    Te

    Intreaguing and romantic

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2012

    Omg

    Omg i juballst read sample kind of reminds me of my friend she was a band geek last year now she dating the captin of the football team omg maybe she was like this girl

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2011

    Enchanting!

    This girl isn't that attractive but for her birthday her grandma turns her in to a siren. A siren is a gorgeous girl with a musical talent so if they sing or play an instrument guys will do whatever they want. As a siren she is now good looking, popular and even working as a super model! Downside sirens can't fall in love. But when the unexpected happens...

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 13, 2011

    cute and sweet

    this was a pretty good book and a great short read

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2013

    One of my favorites!!!!!!!!!!!

    This is sup girl how u doing

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2012

    I LOVED THE SAMPLE!!!!!!!!!!

    It makes you want to read more of it!!!! I LOVED THE SAMPLE!!! I would recommend this book to anyone. It is awesome to read!!!!! If anyone is looking for a new book, this is it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2012

    !!!!!!!!SUPER!!!!!!!!!!

    This is a great book. Really enchanting. So cool to have that happen to you right?

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  • Posted January 10, 2011

    this da bomb

    this boook is wat it is

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2008

    Oh Those Musical Seductresses...

    si·ren \s&#299 'r&#601 n\ n 1 : any of a group of female and partly human creatures in Greek mythology that lured mariners to destruction by their enchanting music 2 : a woman who makes bewitchingly beautiful music 3 : a temptingly beautiful woman On Roxy¿s sixteenth birthday, she is somehow miraculously transformed from band geek to gorgeous seductress. Roxy¿s grandmother explains that this is because Roxy is a Siren, the definition of which is above. At first, Roxy is skeptical, but then she starts to get used to charming boys to get what she wants. With the aid of her flute, Roxy snags her hot crush, passes her driving test, and becomes a model, among other things. But there are two rules Roxy can¿t tell anyone she¿s a Siren, and she can¿t fall in love either. If she breaks these rules, she loses her powers and the person she loves will die. Everything seems so simple at first ¿ until Roxy starts falling in love. The Secret Life of a Teenage Siren was a very fun and satisfying read. I really enjoyed how Wendy Toliver incorporated mythology into a funny modern story. The story was sweet yet predictable, but that didn¿t make me like it any less. Anyone who loves the other Simon Pulse Romantic Comedies will also love this enjoyable novel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2008

    not very good

    I didnt like this book very much. I would not recommend it.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2008

    Don't Miss This One!

    From its eye-catching cover to the wonderful last line (don¿t look ahead!), THE SECRET LIFE OF A TEENAGE SIREN is a keeper. It¿s fun, fast-paced, and the characters leap off the page. But best of all to me--an avid reader of young adult fiction--the premise was original, kept me thinking, and kept me guessing. I¿ll be buying her next book, for sure.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2008

    All Girls want to be a Siren!

    i really enjoyed this book!The first thing about the book is that it catches your attention on the cover,a teenage siren is every girls dreams to get the guy they want,and it is funny and outstanding!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2008

    Move over Meg Cabot...

    Roxy rocks! I read this book in two sittings, and didn't want it to end. It was hilarious, romantic, and moving -- certainly among the best YA romances I've read. It's sure to be popular in our school library.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2007

    Originality rings true for Secret Life of a Teenage Siren!

    Wendy Toliver, author of Secret Life of a Teenage Siren, succeeded in something often difficult among writers--a truly original story idea. It has been a while since I picked up a book and thought, 'Wow, what an amazing idea.' The protagonist, Roxy, is transformed into a siren 'yes, the very ones from the Odyssey' on her sixteenth birthday, which means she has control over men by weilding her flute. As a former band geek, Roxy discovers she's suddenly beautiful and mesmerizing 'we all dream of such power over men'. Her high school and personal life changes dramatically as a result, but Roxy ultimately remains herself. Secret Life of a Teenage Siren is a super fun book filled with life lessons, adventure, and information about Greek mythology. This is all wrapped up together in a most intriguing manner. Wendy Toliver's style, voice, descriptions, and references are right on the mark for the young adult genre. As a junior high school English teacher, I would recommend this book to young readers--even reluctant readers, who are looking for a good story, a fun read, and a new perspective on reality. I can't wait to read Wendy Toliver's next book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2008

    A reviewer

    This was a very well-written book. I think that by siren she should have been a part-mermaid siren but, thats just my idea. I think that they should make a sequal.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2008

    Great Read!

    This is a wonderful book that leaves you wanting the next in the series. I loved the way the main character spoke in a way that was up to date and easy to relate to. I also loved that the book had wonderful life lessons without being overbearing about it. I would recommend this book to young and old alike and can't wait for the next one. Job well done Wendy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2008

    Who wouldn't want to be a Siren?

    This is a very fun read. Roxy is a great character and its easy to relate to 'except on the being a siren thing' It is very well written and the ending will surprise you. Great book glad i picked it up.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2008

    Couldn't put it down!

    I read The Secret Life of a Teenage Siren in 2 days. I couldn't put it down. It has such a fun story line and I just couldn't wait to see what happened next to Roxy Zimmerman. I thought the idea was original and very well thought out. A fun read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2010

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