Gr 5-7-What happens when your best friend from childhood completely changes her personality in order to fit into the ranks of formerly scorned "tall, thin, and blonde perfect teenagers?" Seemingly overnight, shy and mousy Amy has morphed into a stranger with blonde ringlets, new clothes, and Valley-girl speech whose only interests are dieting, boys, and cheerleading, leaving her with little time to spare for her best friend Jenny. Hurt and lonely, Jenny finds herself spending more and more time with "the Martians"-a group of social outcasts with eccentric personalities. Actress Laurel Lefkow perfectly captures the misery of losing a friend and the agonizing self-consciousness familiar to most high school freshman girls. With wry and self-deprecating humor, Lefkow invites listeners onto the emotional roller coaster that Jenny rides on her way to discovering the meaning of real friendship. By turns rolling-on-the-floor funny and bittersweet, this audiobook by British author Dyan Sheldon should find an appreciative audience among both teens and parents of teens who need to be reminded of just how stressful high school can be.-Cindy Lombardo, Orrville Public Library Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.