- Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
- Pub Date: February 5th, 2019
- Genre: YA Fiction, Romance
- Publisher: Harper Teen
- Product #: 9780062675804
Aww, this book was so adorable. I truly enjoyed reading this book. Reading a Kasie West book always makes me lighthearted and happy 🙂
In this book, we follow the story of Lacey Barnes who just get this gig in an upcoming movie that will make her career flourish as an actress. She’s a seventeen-year-old actress with dreams of becoming a superstar one day. In this film that she’s working on, she’s working with famous actor Grant James, which will bring people to see the movie and at the same time make people notice her.
In this book, Lacey is faced with what any teenager would face being in her position. She’s still trying to finish school while at the same trying to find chemistry with her co-star and living under the roof of an overprotecting dad. Her career seems to take more of her time though, so that’s why her dad hires a tutor to help her with her school work so she doesn’t fall behind. Enter tutor, Donovan, he’s a student from the school who choose to sponsor her independent study and he’s the cutest guy ever.
Lacey is very funny, determined and strong-minded. There are people who believe she might be a nobody and that are trying to ruin her career but she wants to prove to everyone that she can make it. She made me laugh so much and she’s such a witty and easygoing character. I fell in love with her immediately.
This book talks about insecurities, how to deal with divorced parents, friendships, how to handle fame, and more. I did like the spot that Kasie gave the superstar main actor, Grant James, because the fact that he was famous, she still showed him down to earth and vulnerable. Amanda is another one of Lacey’s co-stars who like Grant, but she isn’t snobby either, which is normally to be expected but in this case, it wasn’t. She was a great friend to Lacey and enjoyed their friendship.
West’s writing is still beautiful–it manages to pull you through and she makes the book stick with you even months after you’ve finished reading. This book was also original in its own way. Normally when authors write about movie stars or the filming of a movie, they usually make the not known star fall for the very popular one and in the process manages to make everyone else look very snobby and entitled. This read was such a refresher for me and I cannot wait to read her next one! I seriously own all of her books, she’s such a good writer.
If you like Morgan Matson, Jennifer E. Smith, Jenna Evans Welch, Ashley Poston, Becky Albertalli, etc., I would recommend you reading this book. If you are 12 years old and older you could also read it. Also, I want to thank you for taking the time to read my review. I truly appreciate it.