by Meg Cabot
You get yourself in a little trouble, and your parents make you take an after school art class, and…
You ditch the class one day, and…
You just happen to be standing on the street in front of a great cookie store, and….
The President and his entourage drive by and they jump out of his car to get a cookie, and….
You see a man lift his arm with a gun to try to kill the President, and…
You jump the man, save the President’s life, and become an instant celebrity!!
Well, that’s JUST what happens to Samantha Madison in All-American Girl. Next thing she knows, the President has appointed her as the Teen Ambassador to the United Nations, in charge of selecting the winning painting for an international art show of teen art. That should be fun… BUT! Samantha’s sister’s boyfriend, Jack, who Samantha is secretly in love with, submits a painting, expecting her to choose it- and she does not like it. And! Samantha is also feeling “frisson” for the President’s son- but, she loves Jack. What to do?? Plus, she and the President do not see eye-to-eye about her duties as Teen Ambassador. Samantha ‘s over-the-top troubles will make yours wither in comparison, and keep you laughing until the end.
By Kathy Caldwell of Woodward Middle School
by Meg Cabot
The Top 10 reasons Samantha Madison is in deep trouble.
10 Her big sister is the most popular girl in school.
9 Her little sister is a certified genius.
8 She’s in love with her big sister’s boyfriend.
7 She got caught selling celebrity portraits at school
6 So now she’s being forced to take art classes
5 She’s just saved the President of the U.S. from an assassination attempt.
4 So the whole world thinks she’s a hero.
3 Even though Sam knows better.
2 And now she’s been appointed teen ambassador to the U.N.
And to top it all off,
1 The President’s son just might be in love with her.
By Cindy Claypool of King County Library System
Last Updated: January 15, 2008