I think most of us are well aware that Hilary did not write this book entirely herself, and there is a good chance it probably is not that good. But do I care? NO. Because she is Hilary Duff and she played LIZZIE MCGUIRE on the best Disney show EVER. Plus, I listened to her CD and alarmingly large number of times as a child, but we won't go into that. My eight year old self would have never forgiven me if I didn't go to this signing.
ANYWAY. Here is the signing story plus some (very bad) pictures.
I got to the bookstore a few hours before the signing to buy the book and get a wristband, but even though I was there early, I got a wristband letter G. This would later mean that I would have to wait in line for FOREVER.
After my father and I got dinner, we went back to the bookstore and I stalked the YA section because that is what I do. A girl came up to me and was like "were you at the Smart Chicks tour event?" and I was like "YES" and we chatted for a minute and then she had to leave and go do something in some other area and then I kind of hid because I am a socially awkward individual. I do not know why I told you this story but felt it was necessary to share.
The signing was supposed to start at 7 but Hilary didn't make it out until like 7:20, and then there was a crazy ten minute paparazzi photo explosion. I don't know how she didn't go blind, because I was far away and the never ending flashes of light still hurt my eyes.
The bright light in the background = the camera flashes. I don't know what I was thinking when I attempted to get a picture of that moment because it obviously didn't work.
Because I was so far back in the line, I had to wait a while. I tried doing homework but that was lame, so I started reading Elixir. I think that when I read the whole thing I am going to play "Count the Cliches" because I already found like five in the first chapter.
Hilary signing some stranger's book.
I'll skip the boring part of the story: me standing in line and looking at all the weird bargain books. When I got to go up and get my book signed, I was basically like "so awesome to meet you I can't wait to read the book! And see your trailer! I know the girl who's making it and she's been posting teasers and they look awesome." (Because I do know the girl who is making the book trailer-- it is VANIA of VLC Photo! I am basically a Vania pimp and did not know what else to say to Hilary so I figured discussing Vania's awesomeness was a good idea.) She was like "oh that's so cool, I've seen the rough cut of the trailer and it looks really good!" And I got a (bad) PICTURE with her (squee!):
I hate tables and how awkward they make photos. But who cares? I got a photo with Hilary! Whee!
SUMMARY: I met Hilary Duff, she was super cool and nice. Though she did seem a bit alarmed when people brought her GIANT GIFTS. One guy brought her a huge poster of something and she was a bit O_O (At least, this is what I OBSERVED from afar.) But still, she and the signing were awesomeness.