History Literature / TeenIdol

21st Apr '16 12:22:40 AM PaulA
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''Teen Idol'' is a 2004 YoungAdult novel by Creator/MegCabot.



A 2004 YoungAdult novel by MegCabot.
16th Apr '16 10:44:24 AM nombretomado
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* CaptainErsatz: Luke's TV show ''Heaven Help Us'' is totally not ''SeventhHeaven''.

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* CaptainErsatz: Luke's TV show ''Heaven Help Us'' is totally not ''SeventhHeaven''.''Series/SeventhHeaven''.



* YouthfulFreckles: Jen notes herself as having them.

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* YouthfulFreckles: Jen notes herself as having them.
27th Jan '16 11:24:31 AM fruitstripegum
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* JerkJock: Kurt
* JustFriends: Luke and Jenny, who really are [[PlatonicLifePartners just friends]].


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* JerkJock: Kurt
* JustFriends: Luke and Jenny, who really are [[PlatonicLifePartners just friends]].
16th Jan '16 10:49:47 AM Jayalaw
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* InsultToRocks: Invoked when Jen's mother mentions that Cara wants to transfer to a military school, and Jen gets an OhCrap reaction. She wonders if Clayton High is truly harder than military school for Cara, and decides to make her move to help Cara before she leaves permanently.


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* SoProudOfYou: Jen's parents react this way after [[spoiler: Luke gets outed]] despite Jen being a SecretKeeper; her dad mentions taking her to Driver's Ed, and her mom starts talking to her like an adult.
16th Jan '16 10:45:42 AM Jayalaw
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* DiggingYourselfDeeper: Mr. Hall and the choir after [[spoiler: Jen walks out of rehearsal following the tuba incident]]. As she points out, no one came to comfort her or even ask permission to see if she's okay, and when the choir members do call hours later, they only want [[spoiler: Jen to return and attempt to bully her into doing so]]. After that fails, [[spoiler: Karen Sue and the sopranos ambush Jen in the cafeteria, only to get chased away by her friends]]. Trina makes it clear that Mr. Hall hates Jen's dancing and only wanted fifteen minutes of fame of having "Luke Striker's girlfriend" in the choir. He couldn't have done a worse job of making her return.



* DoomedNewClothes: After Jen [[spoiler: walks out of choir]]], she takes the expensive dress that Mr. Hall made the students buy and toss it in the trash. Lampshaded by Scott, who can't believe that she would do that.



* EasilyForgiven: Jen forgives Trina for [[spoiler: sabotaging her in choir rehearsal, not admitting that the hat going into the tuba was her fault, and not even calling to apologize when Jen quits choir]] after the latter comes to her, apologizes ''three days later'' and [[spoiler: skips out the competition she coveted]].



LovableAlphaBitch: Courtney Deckard, who has the trappings of being the AlphaBitch, but doesn't go out of her way to be either malicious or nice. And she's smarter than Kurt and smart enough to realize that crossing Jenny is a bad idea.

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* LovableAlphaBitch: Courtney Deckard, who has the trappings of being the AlphaBitch, but doesn't go out of her way to be either malicious or nice. And she's smarter than Kurt and smart enough to realize that crossing Jenny is a bad idea.



* LoveEpiphany: Jen has one for Scott.

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* LoveEpiphany: Jen has one for Scott. Trina has one for Steve


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* MassOhCrap: The sopranos when they try to ambush Jen [[spoiler: for leaving choir]], and Jen's friends, including two hundred pound Kwang, stand up for her. Their eyes get "as large as snickerdoodles" and they scatter.


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* MustHaveCaffeine: Luke; in his first day at school he's bone-tired until he finds a soda machine, and afterward shows up with coffee every day, even bringing a cup for Ms. Mulvaney.


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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Luke taking off his shirt at the car wash [[spoiler: reveals his Angelique tattoo, outing his true identity]].


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* NoSympathy: Following [[spoiler: the tuba incident and Jen getting bullied by choir members to return to her place]], Jen says that it's not that funny because so many people are mad at her. Luke says that change causes that to happen, and reminds her about Betty Ann. In the end, however, he subverts this by [[spoiler: asking Geri Lynn to keep an eye on Jen because he was worried that he was being too hard on her]].


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* OhCrap:
** Mr. Hall when [[spoiler: Jen walks out of choir]].
** Jen when her mother says that Cara wants to transfer to a military school, and later on when Luke reminds her about rescuing Betty Ann.


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* PetTheDog: Luke starts bringing coffee for Ms. Mulvaney after learning that the seniors kidnapped her beloved doll.


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* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Why Jen [[spoiler: walks out of choir following the tuba incident]]. She had only joined choir to make Trina happy, not knowing that dancing was involved, and planned to tolerate Mr. Hall's cruelty for Trina's sake. But after Luke's speech to her and her plan to change things, she decides to do what's right, at the risk of getting caught for skipping class.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Steve after [[spoiler: a bad day at the Choir Regionals that started with waking up at six AM]] declares that he is quitting choir, since he only joined to make Trina happy and they aren't even [[spoiler: dating]] at the moment.
* SeenItAll: Luke is unfazed about how [[spoiler: the entire town reacts to his appearance at a car wash]], saying that people often forget that celebrities are human beings. He has trouble witnessing real high school, however, seeing how cruel people are.


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* SkewedPriorities: When Luke [[spoiler: is outed at the car wash]], Trina's only concerned about getting a date with him while Jen is worried he'll get "torn to pieces" by the [[spoiler: adoring crowd]].


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* SupremeChef: Scott is this, thanks to a recreational program for delinquents that focuses on cooking. Luke at one point pretends to be one when he brings sushi for lunch, and gets in a conversation with Scott about it.


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* WhatTheHellHero: How Luke reacts to Jen allowing others to bully Cara and only comfort her after Cara's been driven to tears in the bathroom. Her reaction in turn makes him realize how much power she has in school, and thinks she can change it.
16th Jan '16 10:21:57 AM Jayalaw
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* AlphaBitch / LovableAlphaBitch:
** Courtney Deckard, who has the trappings of being the AlphaBitch, but doesn't go out of her way to be either malicious or nice. And she's smarter than Kurt and smart enough to realize that crossing Jenny is a bad idea.
** Karen Sue is revealed as another one, when she and the rest of the choir tries to bully Jenny [[spoiler: into rejoining choir in time for the competition.]]

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* AlphaBitch / LovableAlphaBitch:
** Courtney Deckard, who has
ActuallyPrettyFunny: The entire newspaper staff laughs when Jen recalls [[spoiler: accidentally throwing Trina's hat into a tuba during choir rehearsal, walking out, and tossing her expensive dress in the trappings bathroom trash]]. Even later when it happens, one of being the AlphaBitch, but doesn't go out of her way to be either malicious or nice. And she's smarter than Kurt and smart enough to realize altos that crossing Jenny is a bad idea.
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was standing next to Jen when it happens was close to {{Corpsing}}.
* AlphaBitch:
Karen Sue is revealed as another one, when she and the rest of the choir tries to bully Jenny [[spoiler: into rejoining choir in time for the competition.]]



* BewareTheNiceOnes: Jenny, when she starts shaking things up at her school.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: BewareTheNiceOnes:
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Jenny, when she starts shaking things up at her school.school. Luke catches a glimpse of it after Jenny comforts Cara, and thinks she can turn it UpToEleven.
** Luke is ''much'' friendlier than most actors would be, and he gets ''furious'' when he sees how Cara is bullied and Ms. Mulvaney is the victim of a malicious senior prank.



* ClarkKenting / PaperThinDisguise: Jenny's opinion of Luke's Lucas Smith disguise; Jenny's dad even remarks that glasses [[LampshadeHanging "worked for Clark Kent"]]. Despite Luke's acting skills helping pull it off, some people do start to suspect that he's Luke anyway.

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* ClarkKenting / PaperThinDisguise: ClarkKenting: Jenny's opinion of Luke's Lucas Smith disguise; Jenny's dad even remarks that glasses [[LampshadeHanging "worked for Clark Kent"]]. Despite Luke's acting skills helping pull it off, some people do start to suspect that he's Luke anyway.



* TheDogBitesBack: After Trina was planning to dump Steve and ask Luke to the Spring Fling, both Jen and Steve deliver this, Jen by revealing that [[spoiler: ''she'' is going to the Spring Fling with Luke]] and Steve by [[spoiler: dumping Trina before the Spring Fling]] since she keeps moping about another guy in front of him.



LovableAlphaBitch: Courtney Deckard, who has the trappings of being the AlphaBitch, but doesn't go out of her way to be either malicious or nice. And she's smarter than Kurt and smart enough to realize that crossing Jenny is a bad idea.



* TheMakeover: Jen gives Cara one that turns her from snobby, lonely wannabe to an outgoing BigBeautifulWoman.

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* TheMakeover: Jen gives Cara one that turns her from snobby, an insecure, lonely wannabe to an outgoing BigBeautifulWoman.
22nd Dec '15 6:14:39 AM toongrrl1990
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Jenny, when she starts shaking things up at her school.



* BrainyBrunette: Jenny

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* BrainyBrunette: JennyJenny.
* BuxomIsBetter: Mr. Hall thinks this....in regards to the girls in Show Choir.



* EvilTeacher: Mr. Hall, the Show Choir teacher. He inisists on the girls wearing padded bras so they'd look alike, verbally berates Jenny every chance he gets, and convinces the other students to brow-beat Jenny into joining Show Choir again.



* GirlNextDoor: Jen, who even knows she's this and her attractiveness is described by Trina as this.

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* GirlNextDoor: Jen, who even knows she's this and her attractiveness is described by Trina as this. Jenny finds that being "nice little Jenny Greenley" works to her advantage when she starts shaking things up.


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* SadistTeacher: Mr. Hall of the Show Choir, seems to get a kick out of berating Jenny in front of everyone.
12th Dec '15 12:47:52 AM toongrrl1990
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* DeadpanSnarker: Jenny, both as herself and as AskAnnie.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Jenny, both as herself and as AskAnnie.Ask Annie.



* GirlNextDoor: Jen, who even knows she's this.

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* GirlNextDoor: Jen, who even knows she's this. this and her attractiveness is described by Trina as this.
* HazelEyes: Jen has them, they indicate her down-to-earth attitude and reflect how she stands out as a NiceGirl and OnlySaneWoman.


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* {{Megane}}: Luke, as part of his disguise, it emphasizes his good looks and InnocentBlueEyes.


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* YouthfulFreckles: Jen notes herself as having them.
11th Dec '15 6:33:56 PM toongrrl1990
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* PaperThinDisguise: Discussed, with Jen thinking about how some of the students would easily find out about Luke's identity even under the glasses posed insincerely by one of the faculty members.

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* PaperThinDisguise: Discussed, with Jen thinking about how some of the students would easily find out about Luke's identity even under the glasses posed insincerely sincerely by one of the faculty members.
11th Dec '15 6:31:09 PM toongrrl1990
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* PaperThinDisguise: Discussed, with Jen thinking about how some of the students would easily find out about Luke's identity even under the glasses posed insincerely by one of the faculty members.
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