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Stella Bellarosa: Tales of an Aspiring Teenage Superhero

Stella Bellarosa Tales of an Aspiring Teenage Superhero A wallet a thief and a brilliant plan what could possibly go wrong At least that s what Stella thinks until she and Pin Pin get caught with the goods that is and all heaven hell and whatever s in

  • Title: Stella Bellarosa: Tales of an Aspiring Teenage Superhero
  • Author: Julie Krantz
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 421
  • Format: Paperback
  • A wallet, a thief, and a brilliant plan what could possibly go wrong At least that s what Stella thinks until she and Pin Pin get caught with the goods, that is, and all heaven, hell and whatever s in between breaks loose, forcing the best friends to hit the road Tag along as Stella and Pin Pin runaway to midtown Manhattan, all the while battling archrival Teresa ComoA wallet, a thief, and a brilliant plan what could possibly go wrong At least that s what Stella thinks until she and Pin Pin get caught with the goods, that is, and all heaven, hell and whatever s in between breaks loose, forcing the best friends to hit the road Tag along as Stella and Pin Pin runaway to midtown Manhattan, all the while battling archrival Teresa Como for the title to SOHO s Annual Food Drive, their ticket to Regis Academy a posh high school for girls, hidden far, far away in the Catskills Oh la la, for the chance to leave home for good Problem is the road isn t much safer than home, especially when the runaways attract the attention of police, museum officials and worst of all Stella s unforgiving father Also pitted against their extravagant dream is the threat of Pin and her family s deportation, including baby sister, Audrey, who lies at the heart of this quirky coming of age novel STELLA BELLAROSA Tales of an Aspiring Teenage Superhero, a serious MG with a funny bone.

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    About "Julie Krantz"

    1. Julie Krantz

      Funny, frank, and affable, Julie Krantz often describes herself as one of those kids who headed to the library for a good time A lifelong bibliophile, she showed an early interest in writing, publishing her first article for the Riverton, NJ newspaper in eighth grade Now a full time poet, picture book writer and novelist, Julie s work can be found in Spider Magazine and the SCBWI National Bulletin as well as in various other print and online forums.Her forthcoming picture book, YOSHI S YUCCA, first appeared as a short story in the September 2007 issue of Spider, for which it received a Letter of Merit from the SCBWI Magazine Merit Award Committee in 2008 Julie has also won several other prestigious awards, including a 2006 Emerging Artists Grant from the Durham, NC Arts Council and a First Place in Children s Writing from Carteret Writers, Inc in 2000 A graduate of Douglass College and Rutgers University M.A M.Phil A.B.D , she recently earned an Honors Certificate in Creative Writing from UCLA Extension.In addition to writing, Julie has raised four children and had her hair raised by them and loves to hike, camp, shop, knit, eat and participate in blogs and writing contests She also enjoys visiting schools for workshops, talks and poetry readings.That just about covers it Oh Except for watching movies and traveling In fact, Julie has lived in many places, including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Arizona, California, North Carolina, Florida and France.

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    1. What a Wonderful Story!Stella Bellarosa and her best friend, Pin Pin, begin this carefully crafted slice of life as Catholic school students living in New York’s Little Italy. The story opens in the 1960s with Stella and Pin Pin, diligent Catholic school girls, working toward elite scholarships. In the end we find the two girls, no longer Catholic school students, meeting new challenges on their first day in P.S. 130. What happens between Chapters 1 and Stella’s reflections found in the Epil [...]


    2. Stella Bellarosa, by Julie Krantz, celebrates the depth of teenage friendship and the loyalties teenagers feel towards each other. Stella and Pin Pin are desperate to find a way out from the financial and cultural issues that burden them. Exploring the reasoning behind Stella’s reactions and attitudes and her conflicting emotions allows the reader to unravel, or at least see differently, other teenage behaviours which adults view as irrational and self-destructive. Parents will empathise with [...]


    3. **Copy received from author for an honest review**This book was adorable. I honestly don't think I knew what I was getting into when I started reading, but man it was worth the time spent. As a parent of a middle school aged son, I swear at points with Stella I felt like I was getting a birds eye view into his brain. So I gotta thank her for that. Other times, I felt that she might have been in my head with some of the things she thought but didn't come right out and say. It made this book even [...]


    4. I was disappointed after the first 100 pages in this book, but that's because I was expecting her to go all radio active or something and save the world from ultimate doom! That sadly did not happen. Even though I was expecting a marvel type story this book is really good. Its definitely not what I usually read since it didn't have any dragons, but its very well written and kept me entertained despite the lack of mythical creatures. I would recommend this book for elementary and over. This isn't [...]


    5. I received a complimentary copy of this book from first reads.A great work. The characters are on point and easily relate able. I found that it did not take a whole lot of time to read this book and even less time to fall in love with it. My children really enjoyed the era and style of the writing.


    6. I wanted to love this book. And by the end, I liked it a lot. But I felt the first two thirds of the book were rambling and often disconnected. Stella's voice doesn't always ring true, and at times she seems both older and younger than her stated age. I also had a bit of trouble with the stereotypes of Chinese immigrants. I understand Stella letting us know how she and her family feel at first, but some of the depictions of Ping and her family seem unnecessarily overdone. That said, Ms. Krantz h [...]


    7. YAWherein teenagers learn stealing is not such a good idea. All kinds of things happen from stealing a wallet and trying to return it undetected. The end result teens learn a lesson and the families get a little closer. A moral story geared for teens with a pleasant ending.Stella is an Italian immigrant and her best friend Pin Pin is a Chinese immigrant. Their immigrant status flavors the whole story.


    8. Stella, the drama queen, and Pin Pin the naive, wallow in trouble they bring on themselves. New Yorkers might relate to their problems and YA might find their adventures very amusing. Not for everyone.




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