Latina author, Veronica Chambers, has written a series of quick read books for the Hispanic teen called Amigas. The books tell the adventures and mishaps of four 15 year-old Miami Hispanic girls starting their own production company much like Jennifer Lopez’ Nuyorican Productions. Hopefully, book protagonist Alicia Cruz won’t have a failed fashion line, shuttered restaurant and countless doomed relationships and marriages like J. Lo – remember “Bennifer”.
The very ambitious and clever Alicia Cruz of Amigas is suppose to be a J.Lo like business tycoon. We don’t know how many Hispanic moms want their young girls trying to emulate J. Lo in business let alone in life. Nonetheless, J. Lo is a popular figure for her style and ability to stay in the spot light with dwindling opportunities; to her credit she doesn’t have a raunchy reality show or a sex tape on the market.
Co-collaborators Chambers and Jane Startz whose previous projects include The Babysitters’ Club and Tuck Everlasting sought out Lopez to be part of this project. Lopez contributes a question and answer section in each book. Its unsure if J. Lo can redeem herself with this project after her alleged and embarrassing greed grab while negotiation to be a judge on American Idol.
J. Lo remains the highest paid Latina actress in Hollywood.