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First, let me just say that I love how "Starring Me by Kris
I loved Kara in McGee's first book, First Date. She was the highlight of the book for me. (Read my review here.) We get plenty of her trademark sass in Starring Me, but...
I loved Kara in McGee's first book, First Date. She was the highlight of the book for me. (Read my review here.) We get plenty of her trademark sass in Starring Me, but we also get to see her deeper side and qualities. She's loyal, dedicated and kind. I also loved Flora, the housemother that Kara bonds with. Both First Date and Starring Me are loosely based on the bible characters of Esther and Rebekah. But in cool way. I really love the tv reality show gimmick. There's an "insider" feel to the descriptions of the filming and rehearsals that's really fun. A great read for younger teens.
I recieved a eBook copy of this title through NetGalley.
posted by TheAddLibrarian on July 10, 2012Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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When I saw this on NetGalley, I thought I would like to read abo
In the ...
In the beginning was about Chad and his parents trying to agree with the producer about picking the costar for Chad's T.V. show. His parents wanted to choose the girl. His parents wanted a girl who was Christian. The producer wasn't to fond of the idea but he made it work. The idea was to hold an audition for the girls who wanted to be on the T.V show. They decided to keep the secret about Chad being the star on the show because they wanted girls who were good at acting and singing rather then just wanting to just meet Chad. After the audition, they would choose 50 or so girls, then narrow it down to 10. When there are 10 girls picked. Chad's grandma would be staying with the girls for a month and will be picking the girl by her personality not by her talents.
Well Chad is famous because he won the 'American's Next Star'. He's a great singer but this time he wants to be an actor. He's the guy that teen girls would fall for. Pretty much like Justin Bieber. He's blond and tall. He's Christian. He obeys his parents like a loyal son. I hate how he always listen to his parents. It gets annoying sometimes because stuff like that rarely happens in real life. He also hasn't dated anyone yet. He wants the first girl to be perfect and be his wife.
Kara is one of the girls who is auditioning for the T.V show. She has a friend name Addy. Kara meet her at a show called The Book of Love. They were both trying to get a date to prom with the President's son. They didn't win. They get along really well. I feel like Kara is so boring...
Overall the book was okay. I did enjoy the book in the beginning but the ending was really slow. I would talk more about this book but I feel like it's just all negative things. This book is about God and trying to connet with him through hard times. I didn't enjoy it as much but it's alright.
posted by Shatterbooks on July 19, 2012Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Posted July 17, 2012
Kara McKormick wants to be a star! She's a seventeen-year-old gi
Kara McKormick wants to be a star! She's a seventeen-year-old girl who is known for being a contestant on "The Book of Love" which you can read about in Krista's first novel, "First Date". In this novel, Kara tries out for a variety show, "Teens Rock". Unbeknownst to the ten girls who are competing against each other, they must impress their housemother, Flora. When "America's Next Star", Chad Beacon, decides to take on acting, his parents demand his co-star be a Christian, Flora, their assistant, poses as the girls' housemother. This was such an amazing book, and I thoroughly enjoyed it! There was more to this novel than the average "follow your dreams"; the story had a clear, Christian message, and I loved that Krista wasn't afraid to express Christianity in this novel. I also loved the relationships in this novel: Kara & Addy, Kara & Chad, Chad & Jonathon, and Addy & Jonathon). Despite the fact that this novel was loosely based on the story of Issac and Rebekah in Genesis 24, it wasn't overly relegious; it was still fun, enjoyable, and showcased struggles without jamming one's beliefs down your throat. I love reading a good Christian book every once in awhile, because it relaxes, strengthens, and grounds me; it's a reminder of my faith. I think everyone should read this novel, even if you're not a believer; it puts things in perspective for you!
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Posted May 19, 2014
Once you start it, you do not want to put it down. It is second in the trilogy, so I would suggest reading "First Date" first, then this one, then "Right Where I Belong". All GREAT books!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 19, 2014