March 30, 2014 by Alice in Readerland
A deliciously charming novel about finding true love . . . and yourself.
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?
Special thanks to the publisher, Scholastic, for giving me this ARC solely in return for an honest review. Catch a Falling Star by Kim Culberston will arrive in stores April 29th, 2014.
* This book was one of those light, feel-good types, which I always enjoy finding in YA.
It’s just so cute!
* I thought that the star-gazing blog post entries were a cute way to divide up the chapters.
* I felt that most girls will either feel like they are Carter, or want Carter as a friend.
I like you. Let’s be friends!
* Catch a Falling Star made me wish I was at the beach because of its California setting and because this book felt like the perfect light beach read.
* The descriptions of the food were so good this book made me hungry.
Cynical Cindy Says
Here’s the thing about this book: it wasn’t particularly memorable for me and the plot line wasn’t really unique. But that’s okay! Why? Because it was one of those cute, fluffy books that makes you smile after you read it. It’s the perfect beach read or for when you’re in the mood for some light reading. So while it wasn’t a particular stand-out, I’d still recommend it.
I’d definitely recommend this book to readers who love the classic small-town-girl/Hollywood guy type of story (like This is What Happy Looks Like) or readers looking for books involving small towns, celebrities, contemporary books, or a light, cute read.
3 out of 5 teacups