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Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss

By Rachel Sarah, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Light contemporary romance about chasing your dreams.

Book Kasie West Romance 2019
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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+


I love Kasie West's novels. They're always clean and fun. I really wish more authors would write novels this clean. In this story, seventeen-year-old Lacey Barnes is an aspiring actress, and lands a role with super-famous (and good-looking) Grant James. She faces problems on set, family issues (her father is a little overprotective in her opinion), and some growing interest in a boy. Overall, there was absolutely no swearing (thank you, Kasie West!), but there was plenty of kissing (some in the movie Lacey was acting in) but not all of it is in the movie. The only more mature content is when some of the characters sneak into a house and find "white powder in a bag" in a drawer. If your child (or even yourself) would enjoy a fluffy, light romance, then definitely pick this up, and even consider getting West's other novels.

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This light romance emphasizes following your dreams, but it's a bit slow and repetitive in places, and the characters seem underdeveloped. Some parents will like the fact that this story has no swearing or sex, and teens will like the protagonist's determination and quick banter. But the characters and story sometimes fall flat.

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