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A Not-So-simple Life

A Not-So-simple Life

(Book 14 in the Diary of a Teenage Girl series)
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Fifteen-year-old Maya Stark seems to have it all - fame, fortune, a Beverly Hills lifestyle, and an eighties pop star dad who's making a comeback. But looks can be deceiving, and on the inside, Maya is miserable. Her parents are divorced, her dad is away on tour, and being biracial, she struggles with her identity. Then, to make matters worse, her mother has returned to using drugs and is quickly depleting their finances. In a plan to become emancipated from her messed-up mom, Maya takes a job on Rodeo Drive. Selling designer clothes compromises Maya's earth-friendly 'green girl' values, but she is desperate.

Just when Maya thinks she's got it all worked out, her life caves in. Her mom 'embezzles' Maya's savings and is later arrested on DUI and cocaine possession charges and is facing jail time. With nowhere to live, Maya is sent to spend the summer with her relatives. In the collision of two very different worlds, Maya must figure out where she fits in - or does she fit in at all?

Genre: Inspirational
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Paperback Editions

July 2008 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Not-So-Simple Life (Diary of a Teenage Girl: Maya, Book 1)
Author(s): Melody Carlson
ISBN: 1-60142-117-6 / 978-1-60142-117-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Multnomah
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Kindle Editions

May 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: A Not-So-Simple Life (Diary of a Teenage Girl)
Author(s): Melody Carlson
Publisher: Multnomah
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

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