Confessions of an Almost Movie Star

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Overview

Get a grip, Jessie Phillips!

OK, I admit it, I'm starstruck. Who wouldn't be?

Not only is Hollywood shooting a movie at my school, but I edged out drama queen Alexis Bright for a role—opposite the Shane Rockett, my biggest fantasy since Brad Pitt. Sure, I play his girlfriend in the movie, but Shane's after more than a pretend romance. And I'm guessing that won't be okay with starlet Heidi Hopkins...or my ...

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Overview

Get a grip, Jessie Phillips!

OK, I admit it, I'm starstruck. Who wouldn't be?

Not only is Hollywood shooting a movie at my school, but I edged out drama queen Alexis Bright for a role—opposite the Shane Rockett, my biggest fantasy since Brad Pitt. Sure, I play his girlfriend in the movie, but Shane's after more than a pretend romance. And I'm guessing that won't be okay with starlet Heidi Hopkins...or my long-distance boyfriend, Marc.

Then, just when I thought things couldn't get any juicier around here, someone gabs to the tabloids in the hopes of shutting us down—and events take a dangerous turn. And somehow my best friend, Tracy, and I are the prime suspects...

Get a clue, Jessie Phillips!

I'm starting to get freaked. Marc just flew in for a surprise visit and there might be an arsonist loose on the set. Could things get any weirder? Who would want to pull the plug on this movie? Is Heidi Hopkins that jealous of Shane's attention? What about the stuntman and his constant battles with nasty actress Crystal Hall? Tracy and I aren't out of the picture yet. And unless we figure out what's going on, somebody's going to get hurt.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780594131267
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 11/22/2010
  • Pages: 240
  • Age range: 14 - 18 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.18 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2006

    Did we read the same book?

    I loved Confessions of an Almost Movie Star. As a parent always looking for good books for my 14 year old, I appreciated how well Confessions was written. And it was fun! With all the books out there these days about suffering teens, Confessions was a great find. My daughter loved it and we'll definitely be buying the next Mary Kennedy book!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    fantastic teen amateur sleuth

    Fearless Productions arranges to shoot a movie starring teen heartthrob Shane Rockett at Fairmont Academy for Girls. The film Reckless Summer will use students as extras, but one lucky female will stars as Shane¿s romantic interest. Several are selected, but shocking everyone, especially herself, Jessie Phillips gets the part. --- Anyone can see the attraction between Jessie and Shane though both are seeing others. Jessie struggles to remain faithful to her boyfriend Marc, who was away at school but arrived on the set while Shane is seeing starlet Heidi Hopkins. However, things start turning ugly when someone tells all to the tabloids. Shane, his manager and the filmmakers angrily assume Jessie and her best friend Tracy did the deed. Jessie and Tracy try to prove otherwise as they believe jealous student Alexis Bright blabbed, but set it up so that Jessie takes the fall. Things turn even uglier when an arson fire occurs and a robbery happens with Jessie and Tracy once again in the middle. --- CONFESSIONS OF AN ALMOST MOVIE STAR is a fantastic teen amateur sleuth tale that fans especially high school age will enjoy though older readers like this geriatric reviewer loved the novel too. The story line is fast-paced as Jessie accompanied by her sidekick seems to land in one frying pan after another besides dealing with typical high school woes. Readers will appreciate Mary Kennedy¿s fine thriller that avoids dumbing down instead the author assumes her audience can think, chew gum (sugar-free for us older fans) and read at the same time. --- Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2007

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    This book was okay, not my favorite but still suspensfull! Recomended if you want to read a good book :]

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2006

    Outstanding story

    This story was great. I loved the storyline. I would love to be this girl her life had so many ups and downs. I never wanted to put this book down! I love the way Mary Kennedy writes!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2008

    A reviewer

    it was okay not really that facinating. some parts were boring others parts i didnt even want to read the rest of the boook. I do not reccomend

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2006

    Totally fun and adorable!

    I LOVED this book! The main character is so real and believable, even though the wildest thing happens to her -- she gets picked to be in a movie being shot at her school. The best part is how funny she is. I laughed outloud through the whole book. Very, very good. This would make a GREAT movie!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2006

    Job well done! Highly recommended.

    I just finished reading this book. I don't usually read young adult books, but I was captivated by Jessie immediately. I enjoyed the hidden agendas of the secondary characters and must admit my mind had decided someone else had committed the crime.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2006

    What a fun story!

    How cool to read about girls and guys who think and feel like real people do. This book has romance, humor, cute guys, and mystery in it and was so much fun to read. If you're looking for something fresh and new, this is it. I can't wait for the author's next book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2006

    Simple and fun story

    THis book is a cute fan and simple story about a girl who gets a role in a movie . Its a fun book !

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2006

    mbart30's review

    Confessions of An Almost Movie Star, is an awesome book! Girls ecspecially would find interest in this book. You really get to know the characters in this book and see how they develop and mature. This book also includes a variety of genres all within 1 book! There are romantic, comedic, sad and mystery parts all within it. I found this book quite enjoyable and would highly suggest the book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2005

    this book is real good

    it's a good book. if you happen to come by it take it's simple and fun

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2005

    This is a YA novel that every library should have.

    'Confessions of An Almost Movie Star' is a terrific read for teens, kids, or the young at heart. This book is solidly written, well-plotted, funny and timely. Ms. Kennedy has the rare gift of writing a believable summer romance that will keep the reader turning pages until the last word. The dialogue is fresh and the characters leap off the pages. 'Confessions' is the first Kennedy book I've purchased, but it won't be the last. My fourteen-year-old was enchanted, and any author that can make her turn off the TV and pick up a book is worth buying. This is a not-to-be missed YA novel.

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