14 Works in Dream Street (Band)

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    In the field of young adult literature, the lauding of prescriptivism places the goals of the category with the traditional ideals of literary fiction, and—

    Okay, look.

    What’s real is this: prescriptivism is a value judgment. It places a system of arbitrary and, yes, ever-changing, rules above clear communication, for one thing, implying that the ability to access, memorize, and correctly parse those rules is more important than human interconnection. But for another, as “descriptivism activist” (say that three times fast!) Melissa A. Fabello so succinctly notes, “any time we create a hierarchy by positioning one thing as ‘better’ than another, we’re being oppressive,” and in the case of prescriptivist language, that ‘one thing that’s better’ is “a reference guide created by a white supremacist, heteropatriarchal system [that] does nothing but uphold that status quo.” And that’s all it is. The type of language that is most often given the benefit of being considered correct, or authentic, or beautiful—mostly what it really is is obedient.

    And teenagers? They aren’t obedient.

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    The teenipop subculture was part of a lineage peculiar to the American 20th century: girls, increasingly younger with each incarnation, who strove for nothing more than unabashed happiness — and often projected their desire onto young, idolized males. As Lisa A. Lewis, editor of The Adoring Audience: Fan Culture and Popular Media, notes, this behavior is not unusual: “In fandom, moods and feelings become organized and particular…personas take on significance. By participating in fandom, fans construct coherent identities for themselves. In the process, they enter a domain of cultural activity of their own making, which is, potentially, a source of empowerment in struggles against…the unsatisfactory circumstances of everyday life.” Teenipoppers took this to the extreme, looking to their idols as a way out of their own lives, a precedent set for them by the ultra-fans of the 1960s, Beatlemaniacs who came to be known as Perky Girls.

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    He is no longer 2001’s junior boy band king, nor 2003’s great pop-rock ingénue. The boy sitting beside me is, outwardly, just a boy. A waiter.

    I take a long look at his face. He hasn’t shaved in three days; he’s scruffy. There’s a black barbell through his right eyebrow that matches the 10-gauge hollow plugs in his ears. The whites of his eyes look faded, but the pupils are bright and I still feel like I could drown in the hazel-green of his irises. He still has that long, bumpy nose.

    But his bottom teeth are crooked, and I never noticed that before.

    He’s shorter than I remember.

    He has food on the knee of his pants from brushing against tables, serving hipsters and tourists.

    “You know, people ask me like, like, ‘How could you work in a restaurant? You’re famous!’"

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    Six months. It can seem like such a long time off. Six months until school ends. Six months until you get your liscense. Six months until you finally turn eighteen.

    But stick those six months into an entirely different situation, and under those circumstances…six months becomes just another moment in time. Just six months, when everybody else has the rest of their lives. Six months to fulfill dreams...six months to complete goals…six months to find true love, even if it means causing someone else a lifetime of pain…

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    Greg wiped the tears from his eyes as he stared at his walls. They were completely covered in Britney posters and Greg laughed at the irony. While most fans used his music and stared at his posters for comfort, he was doing the same thing with the pop star he was in love with. There was just something about her . . . It didn’t matter what it was. The tears again began to form in his eyes as he thought about the signing that he had just come home from. What a nightmare! He was sick of it all. He was sick of smiling, sick of hugging, sick of pretending. That was the worst part, pretending to be someone you aren’t. He wasn’t sure how he had dealt with it for so long. Although, he knew he would continue to play along, no matter how much he hated it.

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    Five nights for the five Dream Street boys are not going as planned, but unexpected girls come to their rescues.

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    When a shocking event stirs Dream Street fan Charlotte to action, she finds herself in New York trying to piece the puzzle and turning to the most unexpected people for the answer to her question.

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    Nicole was at Old Navy checking out sunglasses when someone bumped into her throwing her to the floor.

    "Hey,watch it," said Nicole

    "Oh, I'm sorry," a cute blond boy said lending her a hand.

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    "You’ll leave the school as a legend, I assure you that as well." Greg added.

    Chris pondered his last statement with deep thought before shaking hands, engraving the bet on stone until it was fulfilled.

    They approached the boys and, with a Cheshire grin, Greg announced ever-so-quietly, "Boys, it’s time to get educated in the art of seduction."

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    J.J. Pope has always been willing to do anything for Matt Ballinger in the hopes that he'll finally see her as more than a friend, but now she's finally realizing that that may never happen. She vows to herself that this is the last time - she's going to make herself get over him. Unfortunately, it's not as easy as it seems...

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    Fame has turned Jesse McCartney into a stubborn, selfish person. Audrey Harper is strong-willed, passionate, and just as stubborn as Jesse. What happens when they are thrown together?

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    English
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    12/12
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