Jenny O'Connell's frothy tale follows high school senior Vanessa as her life and best-laid plans change with one simple phone call. Her dreams of traveling around Europe before going to college to be with her boyfriend are upended when a deep family secret gets revealed. Audrey Fierberg perfectly captures the teenage cadence and neuroses of Vanessa, a driven and meticulous young woman whose life gets turned upside-down with the appearance of her half-brother Reed, a Hollywood actor. Plan B is an entertaining story of a girl coming to terms with the facts of her new life.
Coast through senior year. Graduate. Travel around Europe. Join boyfriend out East for college.
That's the plan. Then the phone rings.
Vanessa has the next year of her life pretty much figured out. Sure, there's some parental convincing to do but she and her celebrity-obsessed gal pal Taylor pretty much think their plan is airtight.
Then Vanessa's parents get a mysterious phone call and drop a bombshell on her that she never could have imagined. She has a half-brother. And he's coming to live with them.
If that wasn't bad enough, this half-brother is none other than Hollywood bad boy Reed Vaughn. He's famous. He's going to be a senior, too. And he's going to ruin Vanessa's life for sure....