Are you familiar with the popular teen novel All-American Girl by Meg Cabot? It is a very popular book (as are all of her books) and Disney is once again trying to make a movie based on the novel. They made the same move back in 2004 and were set to cast Raven Symone as the lead girl, Samantha Madison. Well, supposedly there were some arguments about the casting decision and the rights to the book were given back to Cabot.
Disney now has another leading lady in mind for the role and it’s Miley Cyrus. Disney is hoping to launch Miley more into movies and this would do it. The release date has been set to early 2010. I can’t wait to see Miley break away from the Hannah Montana role and really further her acting career. Don’t get me wrong, I love the show, but obviously at some point she has to move on. I think Miley’s movie career is just beginning and that we are going to see some more great things from her.
If you have no idea what the book All-American Girl is about, read the description below the cut.
Grade 7 Up-Artistic and concerned about social issues, 15-year-old Samantha Madison becomes everybody’s All-American Girl (HarperCollins, 2002) when she thwarts an attempt on the life of the president. This entry in Meg Cabot’s Princess Diaries series focuses on Sam’s hopeless crush on her sister’s boyfriend, and her growing friendship with the president’s son. There’s lots of humor as she sorts out her relationships with her popular older sister and brilliant younger sister. There’s also changing expectations from classmates who now view Sam as a celebrity. Fortunately, Sam’s determination combined with some good advice from a new art teacher lead to a predicable happy ending. Narrator Ariadne Meyers makes the story funny and hip with great comic timing and “totally” teen intonation. Though the plot is pretty standard, the dialogue has lots of laughs. Libraries where the Princess Diaries have been flying off the shelves will find this a popular addition to their audio collection.
Barbara Wysocki, Cora J. Belden Library, Rocky Hill, CT