B. on the Brink of Cool
Ages 9-13, Harper-Collins; October 2003
Story: Lily is having the most boring summer EVER. Her best
friend has abandoned her for Young Executives Camp, and there is
nothing to do but go on family outings with her parents. Then Lily
meets the coolest girl, Karma, and her incredibly cool parents.
And guess what? They're her relatives! This summer is looking up,
and Lily things she just might be on the brink of cool.
book was inspired by the author's
adolescence of too many books, too few boys, and no cute clothes
whatsoever. In the end, however, Elizabeth agrees with Lily that
being a writer is the coolest thing of all".
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