This book is brilliant! And so is the rest of the series!
Because it spins your view of celebrities and tabloids on its head! I mean, I had no idea how horrible it was to be famous until I read this! It really goes to show...all that glam is often hiding something real, and sometimes something in not such a good place. And of course the horror of being chased by cameras, and the pressure...well, I guess I never thought about that before. It gives you a whole new view when you see tabloids in the grocery store checkout line. Now my stomach twists when I see those photos so obviously taken without the knowledge of the subject...and you just have to think about how that person could be ruined by it. I was never interested in becoming a Hollywood star, but I'm still glad I learned what it is really like. A must-read for everyone with big movie star or TV show dreams.
On to what I'm really supposed to be reviewing...well, I said pause for 14 & under, really meaning absolutely not for kids and tweens. Mature, smart 13 and 14 year olds could handle it. And fine for 15 & up. This is mostly because you have to really be able to read and analyze the book to get the most out of it. It would be easy to read it not so deeply, but that is a bit of a waste in my opinion. Also, there is "sexy stuff", there is language, there is consumerism, and there is a lot of scary drinking.
But the story is captivating, and there is a lot to learn from it.
This title contains:
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking