Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday — Erin

Morning Glory by Diana Peterfreund
Ballantine Books
Pub Date: October 19, 2010

Summary (via Goodreads):  BREAKING NEWS: Plucky young TV producer is fired from her gig at a local morning show in New Jersey-but vows to land on her feet. With an unfinished college education and suddenly out of a job, Becky Fuller finds herself at Daybreak, a floundering network morning news program in New York City that's sinking faster than the Titanic. Abysmal ratings are only the tip of the iceberg: The outdated cameras belong in the Smithsonian, and executive producers never stay beyond the next commercial break. To reverse the downward spiral, Becky hires legendary newscaster Mike Pomeroy as co-anchor—or rather, she makes him an offer he can't contractually refuse. Mike abhors Daybreak's fluff pieces (pet psychics?) and takes an instant dislike to Colleen, his equally vain co-anchor. The only bright side of Becky's career is Adam Bennett, the gorgeous producer of an actual hard news show, but Daybreak's dysfunction spells trouble for their blossoming relationship. As Mike and Colleen's on-air chemistry proves explosive, Becky must scramble to save her love life, her reputation, and Daybreak itself before the network pulls the plug
So here’s the thing.  I don’t do novelizations of movies for the most part.  Even I, who will read pretty much anything, kind of turn up my nose at them, thinking “what’s the point? Just watch the movie for Pete’s sake.”  But this is Diana Peterfreund, people, so it automatically gets a pass.

Her YA killer unicorn series got a similar pass (killer unicorns took a bit getting used to at first) because I loved her Secret Society Girl series so much and I ended up really enjoying Rampant.  So I’m pretty excited to see what Peterfreund will do with this movie novelization.  I was already excited for the movie version of Morning Glory because of Rachel McAdams and JJ Abrams (who’s directing), but now that Diana Peterfreund is in the mix it’s like a trifecta of awesome.  

Can I say though that I hate that she's referred to as a "plucky" young TV producer.  Plucky?  Really??  I hate that word.  It makes me think she's a duck.
Edit: And it looks like Diana Peterfreund just posted some info about Morning Glory at her blog!  Check it out!

*Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. 

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