Anyway, since GROWING UP GODLY isn't available yet--and won't be for at least another year!--I'll give you a quick setup. It's the story of a California girl who gets uprooted to a tiny Greek island half a world away and is trying to find her place at a school for the descendants of Greek gods. Without further ado... my cast list.
Amanda Bynes as Phoebe Castro -- The aforementioned California girl. Phoebe's a jockette cross-country runner with little patience for fashion if it's not Nikes and a pair of sweats. After playing soccer stud Viola in She's the Man, she is my perfect choice.
Tom Welling as Griffin Blake -- Griffin is a descendant of Ares, which makes him really athletic. His sport of choice? Cross-country, of course. He's a little bit tortured and a lotta hot, so how could I not choose Tom with those chiseled cheeks and piercing blue eyes.
Kristen Bell as Nicole Matios -- She's the girl who knows the lay of the land, who's going to show Phoebe the ropes at the Academy. And she's way kick-butt, just like Veronica Mars.
Chad Michael Murray as Troy Travatas -- Cutie-pie, boy next door, best guy friend. He comes from a looong line of doctors, but has his own dreams.
Ali Larter as Stella Petrolas -- Evil stepsister? Check. Stella is a descendant of Hera, queen consort and head chick on Mount Olympus. Ali in vixen mode is the perfect Stella.
Growing Up Godly, Summer 2008
Dutton Children's Books
what I'm reading ... He Love Me, He Love Me Hot by Stephanie Rowe