Thirteen-year-old Olivia Hughes has always considered herself a lucky girl. She knows what she wants to do with her life—be an actress. And she’s already on her way. She just landed a national ad campaign that should get her noticed. But then her luck runs out. A little pimple turns into a full-blown case of acne, with serious side effects for her career, her relationships, and her self-esteem. Now all she wants to do is hide, but she can’t. She goes from being the girl at school who everyone wants to be . . . to Zitface, a girl who is teased, dumped, and even fired. What do you do when you’ve lost control of everything in your life? Olivia has to find out the hard way. And maybe, what she finds isn’t so bad after all.
Run time: 5 hours
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Emily Howse, a former child actress and acne sufferer, has written for ’Teen and TV Guide, and has been published in the young adult anthology Not the Only One. She holds degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and Loyola Marymount University. Ms. Howse is a licensed mental health counselor and has worked in California and Texas schools. She now lives in Dallas with her husband and daughter. Zitface is her first novel. Learn more at: www.emilyhowse.com
Kate Reinders is a musical theater actress, who has performed as lead in several Broadway shows. Reinders played the role of Glinda in the 2005 Chicago production of Wicked; for this role, she received a Joseph Jefferson Award nomination for Best Actress in a Principal Role.