September 30, 2010
SVH Super Star, Lila’s Story: Together Lila and Bruce Could Rule the World
Summary: Lila gets her own book! And the twins are barely in it!
Lila’s father is dating a woman named Joan who has a daughter Lila’s age named Jacqueline. They’re supposedly rich, but Lila notices that they rarely spend any money and instead let George pay for everything. Joan is also overly sweet to the point where she has to be fake, and Jacqueline basically wants to be Lila and starts taking over her things and her friends.
Lila overhears Joan and Jacqueline talking about how a) Joan’s relationship with George is all a scam, and she plans to marry him, divorce him, and get tons of alimony because b) she’s not actually rich. Lila tells George, who doesn’t believe her because she’s been complaining about Joan and Jacqueline for ages, so Lila awesomely plants microphones in the room, then gets Joan to admit that everything was a scam. Oh, and did I mention that this happens literally moments before she’s supposed to marry George? He can’t ignore the accusations this time, so Joan and Jacqueline are out of luck.
In the B-ish plot (both plots get pretty much equal time), Lila falls in looooooove with a guy named Evan who races cars. He has a girlfriend, Sonia, who used to have a huge crush on Bruce, so Lila gets Bruce to meddle in their relationship and help her break them up. It works, but then Bruce wants to cash in on the favor Lila owes him for his help – he wants Evan to skip a race so his friend Toby can win it, since Bruce has a bet riding on it.
Lila easily gets Evan to drop out of the race, but soon after she learns that Evan has been seeing Jacqueline behind her back. And this is after Lila gave Evan $500 to enter a race. But she manages to get revenge on him while keeping herself out of trouble for taking the money from her father without permission – Evan gave her an IOU for the money, so she gives it to George and tells him Jacqueline loaned Evan the money. And then Lila winds up with Toby, who won the race because she got Evan to drop out of it. So long story short, Lila owns you, and don’t you forget it.
Thoughts: While reading this book, I learned that my brother and sister-in-law considered naming my niece Lila. I really like the name, but it’s probably for the best that they went with something else – that name is a heck of a lot to live up to.
Random trivia: Lila is five-seven.
Dear ghostwriter, Lila would never wonder how to break up a couple. The girl almost masterminded Jeffrey and Elizabeth’s break-up. It was just a couple books ago – remember?
Jessica thinks the sexiest car on earth is a Lancia. Exactly what about a Lancia is sexy?
Jacqueline borrows Lila’s car, so Lila takes the bus. First of all, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Lila Fowler would never take the bus. Second of all, there’s no other car for her to drive? Wouldn’t George have a bunch of them?