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Z On Location

(American Girl Contemporary : Z Yang)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  39 ratings  ·  10 reviews
In her second novel, Z is thrilled to be going on the road to help her mom film a documentary. She might even get to interview her vlogging idol, Winter Costello, at VidCon! Eager to share her summer adventure with her friends and vlog fans, Z keeps her phone and camera at the ready. But she finds that working on a real film set takes more focus than she expected. When her ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published September 12th 2017 by Scholastic Inc. (first published September 2017)
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Jun 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think this is an important book to have been written for kids in this day and age. People are so dependent on technology and their phones and the internet they literally people live for taking pictures and videos and posting them. The newer generations are going to grow up thinking that their amount of followers and likes are more important than actually experiencing their time doing things. It’s a good lesson for everyone to learn to be more present and in the moment, no matter what it is tha ...more
Mar 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As far as the rest of the American Girl contemporaries go, to me this one was alot better than anyone, the only one I can say I actually enjoyed.

Z is invited by her mom to go on a roadtrip with her to film her next movie, Z obviously accepts the offer. Before the trip even starts, Z's mom tells her that she will need to have alot of focus to be on this trip as her assistant, and that she will need to be off her phone in order to have that focus. This connects with real life really well as girls
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, ag
I feel badly about this, but I wasn't a huge fan of Z On Location. It's one of those books that's better at the end when all the misunderstandings are unraveled but it's also one of those where you know as soon as the book gets underway there's going to be an endless parade of "oh no, please don't, please stop, oh god" moments. And that's before you even look at the chapter titles to confirm this theory.

Sigh. Z's mom has a surprise for her: Z is going to be the assistant to Mom's new documentary
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Jan 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-aloud
It wasn't the most exciting or deep book, but it had excellent lessons about social media for tweens and young teens without sounding too preachy. Lauren loved all the talk about blogging, film making, etc.
Sep 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another fantastic book that was wonderfully written by J.J. Howard. Z is a very lovable character and her story is engaging and fun! Great read for any age, especially kids interested in movies. Love the writing and pacing of the book, it was a perfect, quick, sweet read.
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Elle and gwen
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Z is an amazing character because she loves filming vids on YouTube and does amazing things
the only thing I didn't like was the fact that the author clearly didn't research what being autistic is like. One of the people Z's mom's interviews is a college women who's little sister is autistic and she made a robot to teach autistic kids how to interact with people, this was the common let's make autistic kids look non autistic. The whole hand shaking thing was annoying not everyone greets people with a handshake, kids don't, most adults don't except doctors and other people. So teaching ...more
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This is a book that I love. I recently got the doll and it's awesome!
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J.J. Howard writes YA and MG books. She lives in West Palm Beach, Florida. Her assistant is named Willow—a miniature dachshund with a lot of great ideas—most of them involving dinner or at least snacks. Her books include the young adult novels THAT TIME I JOINED THE CIRCUS and TRACERS. Her middle grade novels include SIT, STAY, LOVE, Z ON LOCATION (an American Girls Book), PUGS AND KISSES, PUGS IN ...more

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