Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Review Opp 2-New coming of age/teen book: Popularity Genie in a Bottle

In their new coming of age and self-help work, mother and daughter authors Cristina and Donatella Fragiale address today's relevant teen issues of bullying and popularity in a clever, mystical time travel tale that is part parable, part allegory, part myth and part apocalyptic vision.

Mt. Laurel, NJ - Sep 22, 2010 - Authors Donatella and Cristina Fragiale announce the release of Popularity Genie in a Bottle. This mystical coming of age tale takes Isabella, who like any teen wants nothing more than to be popular, back in time - courtesy of a mysterious genie - to learn what true popularity is. The story climaxes when Isabella meets the ultimate "king of kings," who shows Isabella how to unlock the GENIE power within. In the process, she discovers how to soar like an eagle and command the whole universe to subdue to her-and so can any reader.

When Isabella is whisked back to the present, she'll get an up-close look at what it's really like to be popular today. What follows is an exhilarating, mind blowing journey as Isabella travels back to our image-obsessed, sex-crazy world of today. Is popularity what is cracked up to be? Can popularity be conquered or are non-popular teens at the mercy of fate? This book offers well crafted tales of "popular wanna-be" who experience life altering changes in the pursuit of popularity.

The mother and daughter's collection of ancient tales blended with contemporary ones, poignantly lays out the psychological landscape today's teens must go through to survive the puberty plagued years. Lucky's and Isabella story, in fact, is drawn upon real life experience of both authors - its struggle and effect on their self-esteem as well as their longing for popularity as an emotional "solution."

Author Donatella Fragiale's middle school years were plagued by insecurity, bad acne and bullying by the same group of friends she was part of. Through the help of her mom -a former Image Consultant - she transformed her looks and gained her self-confidence back. She then created a website called to help other teens overcome insecurity. Interacting with teens from all over the world made Donatella understand that teens in search of popularity and of fitting -in, are really longing to be loved. This new found revelation led Donatella to the birth of her book which she co- authored with her mom.

About the book:

Popularity Genie in a Bottle by Donatella and Cristina Fragiale

ISBN: 978-1-4327-6110-3

Publisher: Outskirts Press

Date of publish: Sept 15, 2010

Pages: 217

S.R.P.: $18.95

About the author:

Donatella Fragiale began writing Popularity Genie in a Bottle when she was 16 years old a sophomore in High School. Now a freshman attending college, she has completed this book. Donatella is a happy, bubbly, young woman who enjoys fashion, traveling and International Studies. At age nineteen, Donatella has made it her mission to help all teens access their inner power and achieve what they wish in life. Her latest projects: a YouTube channel, called LaFahionistaItaliana and a new website - along with the previous website: - serve as tools to accomplish this goal.

Cristina Fragiale is a former Image Consultant and Real Estate Agent who experienced a spiritual transformation after her younger brother died five years ago. She is now certified as an Energy Practitioner and devotes her time to helping children, teens and young adults who are beleaguered by emotional issues and blockages. Her website is Cristina both passions are blended in this book: the mystical and the emotional. Together with her daughter, they have managed to make this story a true gem to delight and intrigue any age group and gender. A true self-help, motivational, historic, engaging, thrilling and heart opening book for anyone.

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lilitalian395 said...

GREAT STORY. Very engaging and uplifting. A most read for any age and gender.

lilitalian395 said...

GREAT STORY. Very engaging and uplifting. A most read for any age and gender.

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