Jasmine Hayward's dreams for her junior year focus on guys, friends and landing the lead roles in her high school's plays. Then Jasmine's cashed-strapped family is forced to cut their carbon footprint by 80 percent to win $5 million. Suddenly everything Jasmine does, from getting to school to making a sandwich, puts a fortune at risk. While Jasmine's family of reluctant eco-warriors frantically strives and connives its way toward their goal, Jasmine fears that winning the money means losing friends, guys and her dream of an acting career. In this refreshingly funny, skillful coming of age story, Jasmine finds love in the last place she expected it. She also makes it to Hollywood but not in the way she imagined.
About the Author
After years spent designing energy efficient houses, Laura Sanchez began writing, guided by the notion that any subject---housing, politics, computer graphics, environmental issues-can be both understandable and enjoyable. With Freaking Green, she's transformed teen angst and climate science into a downright guilty pleasure. Laura lives in Los Lunas, New Mexico, with her husband, four cats and assorted wildlife.