Who doesn't hope to snag the guy of her dreams against all odds?
Davie -- an ugly duckling growing up in small-town Mississippi -- is positive that her life couldn't be any worse. For starters, she has the meanest mother in the world, and to top everything off, she's pretty sure she's ugly. But just when she's resigned herself to her miserable fate, one viewing of the movie, Sixteen Candles, changes her life forever. Unfortunately her world isn't getting any closer to the fictional suburbs she dreams about. Tortured endlessly in school with the nickname "Monkey Night," and hopelessly in "unrequited" love with handsome football player, James Farrell, who may or may not know she exists, Davie finds that it is a bittersweet thing to dream of Molly Ringwald endings. But when a cruel school prank goes too far, Davie is pushed to escape her desperate situation and reinvents her identity in Los Angeles, as a successful, beautiful lounge singer.
Too many cocktails and Tina Turner songs later, Davie is finally a million miles from where she started -- until James Farrell walks into her club. Rich, still gorgeous, and with a Sixteen Candles Porsche, James remains the perfect co-star for Davie's fantasies. Disbelieving that James could be interested in her, Davie waits for him to recognize her. But James doesn't put the pieces together, and Davie can't bring herself to end the fantasy, letting him fall as hopelessly in love with her as she once was with him. But is life ever that simple? When Veronica, James's sister, shows up and recognizes Davie instantly--threatening to disclose every secret of her dark past--the question becomes is it possible to achieve the perfect ending at the age of 32?
Ernessa Carter's refreshing, smart, and romantic, 32 CANDLES introduces an underdog you will find yourself rooting for until the unexpected end.
- Publication Date:
- 02 / 08 / 2010
- 245 x 159 x 30mm