I, Lorelei was written by Yeardley Smith, best known as the voice of Lisa from The Simpsons. She gives Lorelei an endearing, unique and authentic preteen voice with shades of Lisa’s intelligence and independent thought. Supporting characters are anything but stereotypical – I especially liked that the class heartthrob was kind and thoughtful, that the class reject/slob turned out to have the voice of an angel and that the class bully had a heart of gold despite his gruff exterior.
I, Lorelei will be released next Tuesday, January 27th in hardcover. I already enthusiastically passed my copy on to my favorite tween for her to enjoy.