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VIP: I'm With the Band

Twelve-year-old Mackenzie "Mac" Lowell's dreams are about to come true. Thanks to her mom scoring the coolest job EVER, Mac is going from boy band fanatic to official tour member of her favorite group, Perfect Storm. Good thing she's brought along her journal so she can record every moment, every breath, and every one of lead singer Zander Welling's killer smiles in written detail and doodles throughout the pages.

But between a zillion tour stops and pranks-gone-wrong, Zander and his fellow band members Heath and Kyle become more like brothers to Mac. Which makes it all the worse when the boys' differences start to drive them apart. Can Perfect Storm's biggest fan remind them why they're perfect together? It'll be up to Mac – and her comic book alter-ego Mac Attack – to keep the band together and on the road to stardom. Chronicling her experiences on tour, Mac's journal springs to life with black-and-white illustrations and comic book panels throughout its pages.

School Library Journal – There’s a lot to like in this series starter: Mac’s voice, snippets of her graphic novel, the authenticity, the humor, and the pacing. The diary format and many illustrations will entice fans of Rachel Renée Russell’s “Dork Diaries”
KIRKUS – Written in diary entries and interspersed with vaguely manga-styled illustrations as well as some of Mackenzie's comic-book stories, this hits the sweet spot for fans of Dork Diaries. This tale of ultimate wish fulfillment is a must-read for starry-eyed fans of boy bands.

VIP: Battle of the Bands

Mackenzie “Mac” Lowell is living a dream come true on tour with her favorite boy band. Spending time on the road with Perfect Storm hasn’t been what Mac expected, though—it’s even BETTER!

But with screaming fans and big-time recording sessions come haters and copycats, like Thunder and Lightning, a new band on the label whose first single sounds suspiciously like the song Perfect Storm’s guitarist wrote for Mac. As the two bands set out on a joint summer tour, more and more of Perfect Storm’s secrets are leaked to the public.

Where’s the one place all these lyrics and secrets are supposedly being kept safe? In Mac’s journal, of course! Can Mac—and her comic-book alter ego, Mac Attack—stop the leaks and nab the culprit?

With black-and-white illustrations and action-packed Mac Attack comics throughout, Jen Calonita’s VIP series is more exciting than a backstage pass!

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