Teen Idol is a stand-alone novel written by Meg Cabot. It was published by Harper Collins in July 2004.
Many thanks to all of those who helped in the creation of this book, including Beth Ader, Jennifer Brown, Bill Contardi, Michele Jaffe, Laura Langlie, and Abigail McAden, and the faculty and students of Bloomington High School South, circa 1981-1985, on whom the author swears none of the characters in this book are based.
"High school junior Jenny Greenley is good at solving problems ... so good she's the school newspaper's anonymous advice columnist. Even if solving other people's problems doesn't make her own—like not having a boyfriend—go away, it's still fun. But when nineteen-year-old screen sensation Luke Striker comes to Jenny's small town to research a role, he creates havoc that even levelheaded Jenny isn't sure she can repair ... especially since she's right in the middle of it.
Can Jenny, who always manages to be there for everybody else, learn to take her own advice, and find true love at last?"
- Main article: List of Teen Idol characters