The Kayla Chronicles

The Kayla Chronicles

by Sherri Winston
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The Kayla Chronicles by Sherri Winston

Kayla Dean, junior feminist and future journalist, is about the break the story of a lifetime. She is auditioning for the Lady Lions dance team to prove they discriminate against the not-so-well endowed. But when she makes the team, her best friend and fellow feminist, Rosalie, is not happy.

Now a Lady Lion, Kayla is transformed from bushy-haired fashion victim to glammed-up dance diva. But does looking good and having fun mean turning her back on the cause? Can you be a strong woman and still wear really cute shoes? Soon Kayla is forced to challenge her views, coming to terms with who she is and what girl power really means.

Narrated with sharp language and just the right amount of attitude, The Kayla Chronicles is the story of a girl's struggle for self-identity despite pressure from family, friends and her own conscience. Kayla's story is snappy, fun and inspiring, sure to appeal to anyone who's every questioned who they really are.

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ISBN-13: 9780316114318
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 03/01/2009
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Sherri Winston lives in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, where she is a columnist for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. The Kayla Chronicles is her debut novel.

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Kayla Chronicles 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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Just like me
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TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Aspiring journalist Kayla Dean and her best friend, Rosalie, are committed to feminism and fighting the injustices of society. Rosalie's latest plan is one that will push Kayla out of her comfort zone: Kayla will try out for their school dance team in order to prove their hypothesis that the Lady Lions only take girls with ¿big, luscious breasts,¿ and Kayla will
write an expose for the school paper.

But Kayla, a great dancer who has never quite gotten her confidence level to the point where she's comfortable performing, is in for a shock when, despite wearing an A-cup, she makes the team. Even more surprising is her realization that she likes being a Lady Lion and enjoys getting dressed up and wearing cute outfits. Now she has to find a way to reconcile her long-held beliefs with her newfound hobby¿¿"and to do so without losing her best friend.

I liked this book because it takes a fairly ordinary high school situation and makes it interesting with a distinct, funny style that reflects the main character's personality. Kayla tends to think in headlines, like ¿Kayla Dean Infiltrates Dance Team. Senate Probes Plight of Itty-Bitties. A-cups Get Their Due!¿ She also invents so many of her own words and phrases that there's a ¿Lexicon of Kayla-isms¿ at the end of the book. Kayla-isms include ¿blind-sexy: when someone looks so good even a blind person would go, `Mmm!'¿ and ¿dis-bliss: the point at which bliss gets run over by the dump truck of disgrace.¿

Kayla is a funny, memorable character, and the book's theme - "the ability to retain one's femininity while still fighting for women's rights - "is one that will resonate with readers.