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Posted August 8, 2006
Save Your Money
I do not recommend this book. However, if you must read it then do yourself a favor and check it out of the library! The author's unoriginal ideas, poorly written style and numerous grammatical errors make it confusing, uninspired and silly. It is embarrassing that the author is being crowned one of the nations Top 25 Hispanics. She is a horrible writer, and not very inspirational. I also found it amusing that because being 'Latina' is so hot right now that publishers have to create a writer where there is no substance. A character in her book that is a 'phony' musician is named Ricky Bascayne. Apparently Ricky is a pretty boy who pretends to sing and write, but the real singer and writer is his friend Matthew. Valdes-Rodriguez is definitely the ¿Ricky Bascayne¿ of the book publishing world. With one exception ¿ there is no Matthew that is the crowing glory writer. Valdes-Rodriguez cannot write and her publishers do not have editors to edit her material. What an embarrassment to Latina authors that can write! Finally, US magazine, Star magazine and other tartlet publications should sue Valdes-Rodriguez and her publishers for Valdes pulling Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck stories out of the tabloids and making them central characters in her book. They accomplished this creative feat by slightly changing their names. What an embarrassment!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 26, 2006
If I wanted to read US Weekly, I would have
I was very disappointed in this book. It was so abundantly clear from the get-go that 'Jill Sanchez' was JLo ('JSan'? Seriously?) that it was pathetic. I laughed and cringed at the same time when I saw the author noted as one of the most 'original voices' in this genre on the flap of her book. Major overstatement, in my opinion. There's nothing original about plucking your characters out of the tabloids and renaming them for legal purposes. Her characters were weak, underdeveloped and boring. The storyline was transparent. I loved her first two books but would recommend checking this one out of the library if you 'must' read it. Don't waste your time and money.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.