The first-person narration is engaging, fun, fast-paced and relatable; The main character confronts realistic challenges (making and keeping friends, dealing with mean girls etc.) in stories that maintain a light, good-natured feel; Main character Shelby Bloom is genuinely clever and funny
D.L. Green lives in California with her husband, three children, silly dog, and a big collection of rubber chickens. She loves to read, write, and joke around. Illustrator Leandra La Rosa lives and works in Palermo, Sicily. She was born in Trapani, a town on the island's western side, and since childhood her main interests have been illustration, animation, and music. Leandra studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Palermo and obtained a degree in graphic design. Since 2013 she has been working as a graphic designer and illustrator for many Italian agencies and publishing houses.