126 x 198 x 14mm
What happens when your life doesn't go according to plan?
Ryden Malby had a plan. Step One: do well in high school, achieving Step Two: a kick-butt college scholarship. Step Three: limit her beer intake in order to keep said scholarship – which wasn't always easy. Now that she's finally graduated, it's time for Step Four: moving to LA to land her dream job at the city's best publishing house. So far, Ryden's three-for-three, but she's about to stumble on Step Four...
When Jessica Bard, Ryden's college nemesis – the prettiest, smartest, most ambitious girl at school – steals her perfect job, Ryden's forced to move back to her childhood home in the Valley. Stuck with her eccentric family – a karate-obsessed dad, a politically incorrect grandma, a spoiled-brat little brother – and a growing stack of rejected job applications, Ryden starts to feel like she's going nowhere. The only upside is spending time with her best friend Adam – and running into her hot next-door neighbour David. But if Ryden's going to survive life as a post-grad, it may be time to come up with a new plan...
The novelisation of a feature film (in the vein of Juno and Little Miss Sunshine) being released in August 2009, starring Alexis Bledel, (star of Gilmore Girls and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants), Carol Burnett, Michael Keaton, Rodrigo Santoro, and Zach Gilford (Friday Night Lights).