Lola’s tween life in the sleepy desert town of Mirage continues when eleven going on sixteen year-old Pauline moves practically next door to the Zola family. Pauline, or Queen Pauline as Lola and her BFF Melanie call her, hails from Malibu and lives tween-age life in the fast lane. So she’s the perfect new friend for Lola who can’t wait to grow up, right?
We’re not so sure.
No doubt, though, that girls age 9 – 13 will enjoy reading the whole zany, wondrous, story.
Here’s a short description of New Girl on Salt Flat Road.
Eleven-year-old Lola Zola wants a bra, but her mother won’t buy her one, reminding her that she’s “not quite ready.” Ouch. But Lola isn’t giving up – she’s even praying for her pancakes to become cupcakes. Her prayers go unanswered and Lola and her BFF, Melanie, are coming to the realization that they’ll be the only girls at school without bras.
Just when they’ve become used to being called “Flatty Patties,” a new girl with a great figure moves in next door in the sleepy desert town of Mirage. “Queen Pauline” as Lola and Melanie call her, hails from Malibu and lives tween life in the fast lane. She shoplifts, steals friends, wears eye shadow, and likes boys, boys, boys – including Buck, Lola’s secret crush from the lemonade war days.
Before Lola knows it, Lola is also racing to womanhood, crashing into the law and making a spectacle of her fugitive self.
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A note from the authors:
We hope our readers enjoy New Girl on Salt Flat Road as much as we enjoyed writing it. And don’t forget to post a review on Amazon!
We love to visit schools, Girl Scout troops, libraries, bookstores and other venues to talk about the Lola Zola series, hold Readers Theaters, and discuss the writing process. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org . ~ Marcy Winograd and Jackie Hirtz
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