Miss Fortune Cookie

Lauren Bjorkman

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Meet Erin. Smart student, great daughter, better friend. Secretly the mastermind behind the popular advice blog Miss Fortune Cookie. Totally unaware that her carefully constructed life is about to get crazy.

It all begins when her ex-best friend sends a letter to her blog—and then acts on her advice. In this novel from Lauren Bjorkman, Erin’s efforts to undo the mess will plunge her into adventure, minor felonies, and possibly her very first romance.

What’s a likely fortune for someone no longer completely in control of her fate? Hopefully nothing like: You will become a crispy noodle in the salad of life.


Read an Excerpt

You will have much luck and little hardship. Or the other way around.
My friends and I were riding home from school on Muni, clinging to an assortment of slippery handholds, when Linny almost blew my secret identity. Intentionally.
“Listen to this one,” she said, reading off her iPhone, a faint but smirky glint in her eyes. “‘Dear Miss Fortune Cookie. My cousin thinks I’m chasing her boyfriend. Her boyfriend and I never flirt, but sometimes we text. What can I do to make her believe me? Just Friends.’”
In fact,


Praise for Miss Fortune Cookie

"In this tale of growing up and apart, Bjorkman (My Invented Life, 2009) does a fine job capturing the intense pressures and disappointment students face when college-admissions time rolls around." -- Booklist

Praise for My Invented Life:


“I knew I was going to like this book the second the main character asked a Ouija board if her sister was a lesbian.” —Brent Hartinger, author of Geography Club

 “Shakespeare would be proud to be included in this smart, funny, cheeky book.” —Ellen Wittlinger, author of Hard Love, Love & Lies, and Parrotfish

 “Humorous and heartfelt.” Booklist

“Roz’s voice is witty and genuine.” Publishers Weekly


“This is an enjoyable read that will be especially appealing to theater aficionados.” School Library Journal


Reviews from Goodreads



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  • Lauren Bjorkman studied Mandarin at UC Berkeley and UC Davis. On her honeymoon in China, she learned to pick up a single grain of rice with chopsticks. She lives in Taos, New Mexico, with her husband and two sons. She is also the author of My Invented Life.
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Miss Fortune Cookie

Lauren Bjorkman