The Queen of Cool
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"Albert Camus meets Mariah Fredericks in this smart, edgy take on one adolescent's search for identity and meaning in life." — Kirkus Reviews

On the outside, Libby Brin is the most popular girl in school. But on the inside, Libby is dying — of boredom. In a moment of desperation, Libby signs up for an internship at the Los Angeles Zoo, much to the dismay of her friends, who'd prefer she spend her time with them, shopping, partying, and making fun of everyone else. Oddly, Libby realizes that she actually enjoys her new job and that she may even like the two "nerds" she works with. Will the Queen of Cool be forced to give up her crown?

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Cecil Castellucci. (2012). The Queen of Cool. Candlewick Press.

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Cecil Castellucci. 2012. The Queen of Cool. Candlewick Press.

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Cecil Castellucci, The Queen of Cool. Candlewick Press, 2012.

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Cecil Castellucci. The Queen of Cool. Candlewick Press, 2012. Web.

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        "I'm a card-carrying sci-fi geek and proud of it," Cecil Castellucci proclaims. The lead player in her debut novel, Boy Proof, would probably say the same thing. Victoria Jurgen, aka Egg, is an antisocial cinephile who meets up with the worldly new guy at school—a quick-witted artist who's savvy enough to see through her sci-fi disguise. Both Cecil Castellucci and Egg have a passion for the creativity and imagination that are the hallmarks of science fiction.

        The author's creativity goes all the way back to her childhood years growing up in New York. She wrote her first story at the age of five. It was one paragraph long, and every word was misspelled. Later she attended the LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts, where she studied theater, wore vintage clothes, watched a lot of old black-and-white movies, and saw numerous Broadway plays.

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        Not only is Cecil Castellucci a writer, she is also a filmmaker and is co-founder of the short-film club Alpha 60, which is dedicated to creative endeavors in film. She can be seen acting in her own and others' performance pieces and plays. She is also known as a singer-songwriter under the pseudonym Cecil Seaskull, and was the lead Nerd in the band Nerdy Girl.

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        2. Oriental poppies are her favorite flower; pomegranates are her favorite fruit.

        3. Her feet are very tiny and she has been known to walk with only one high heel shoe on (a la Cinderella).

        Cecil Castellucci lives in Los Angeles, in the "belly of the beast" known as Hollywood.

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