Vodka: One Hundred Days by Alice Pung. Written from the perspective of a teenager to her as yet unborn baby, I read it in one day.
My favourite teen dramas predated all of these. Degrassi Junior High and Degrassi High, which I watched as re-runs and homegrown Heartbreak High.
Another favourite moment, Johnny Ruffo in general, especially when he sang with Salt N’ Pepa!
Re: 5, Paulini’s gold dress
I wouldn't go so far as to call her a genius. The woman knows her audience and how to sell a product, nothing remarkable about that. Her momager Kris has trained her well.
Spot on comment. Or are in it for the long holidays...utter rot.