Saturday, June 14, 2014

Catch A Falling Star by Kim Culbertson

Hardcover, 304 pages
Published April 29th 2014 by Scholastic Press 
Nothing ever happens in Little, CA. Which is just the way Carter Moon likes it. But when Hollywood arrives to film a movie starring former child star turned PR mess Adam Jakes, everything changes. Carter's town becomes a giant glittery set and, much to her annoyance, everyone is starry-eyed for Adam. Carter seems to be the only girl not falling all over herself to get a glimpse of him. Which apparently makes her perfect for the secret offer of a lifetime: playing the role of Adam's girlfriend while he's in town, to improve his public image, in exchange for a hefty paycheck. Her family really needs the money and so Carters agrees. But it turns out Adam isn't at all who she thought he was. As they grow closer, their relationship walks a blurry line between what's real and what's fake, and Carter must open her eyes to the scariest of unexplored worlds - her future. Can Carter figure out what she wants out of life AND get the guy? Or are there no Hollywood endings in real life?
For those who know me well, you know that I have a whole file of useless information in my head... all about celebrities!! Yup. I know birthdays, who got married, who had a baby (Kelly Clarkson just did and named her River Rose!!)... you get the picture. I even have a trophy! 
Carter and I are very different. She couldn't name celebrities to save her life, but one certainly came in and through her for a loop. In this fantastic novel, Carter is faced with a situation that most girls would die for, but she looks at as a way to fix a problem... I would die! Haha! I loved that even though it would have been easy to fall into the typical fangirl mode, Carter never did. She stayed true to herself and didn't back down. That is a powerful message to girls- don't change for someone else! Stay who you are!! 
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and already have some names in mind of who to share it with!  Visit Kim Culbertson's website here to see more about her, her projects and see if she is coming your way!

Happy reading!!

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