Love Me

Love Me

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by Rachel Shukert
     
 

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The golden age of glam . . . 

Amanda is heartbroken. She's tried, but she can't get over her breakup with hotshot writer Harry Gordon. If only she could talk to him, she could convince him that their love story is bigger than any screenplay. But Amanda isn't the only one in Hollywood keeping a secret—Harry's got one too.

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The golden age of glam . . . 

Amanda is heartbroken. She's tried, but she can't get over her breakup with hotshot writer Harry Gordon. If only she could talk to him, she could convince him that their love story is bigger than any screenplay. But Amanda isn't the only one in Hollywood keeping a secret—Harry's got one too.

Margo has to pinch herself: there's talk of her getting an Oscar nom for her first film role, and she's living with the Dane Forrest, the gorgeous movie star millions—including herself—swoon over. But if the public finds out about their domestic arrangement, her career will be over. The studio has a plan to fix it all . . . but is Margo prepared to pay the price?

Gabby's drinking is out of control, but who cares? She's bored and depressed. She needs someone who will treat her like the woman she is beneath the silly stage costumes and pigtails. And she's sure unpredictable musician Eddie Sharp is The One. But playing with bad boys like Eddie isn't for little girls. . . .

"In this scintillating sequel to Starstruck, the stakes are higher, the fights are cattier, and the drama soars sky-high . . .   more twists and turns than Mulholland Drive. Secrets abound, and enough is held back to ensure that the next volume will have plenty left to reveal. This sizzling sequel definitely delivers the goods: think Valley of the Dolls meets Gossip Girl."--Kirkus Reviews


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Kirkus Reviews, December 15, 2013:
"Their interwoven narratives of Hollywood in the 1930s have more twists and turns than Mulholland Drive. Secrets abound, and enough is held back to ensure that the next volume will have plenty left to reveal. This sizzling sequel definitely delivers the goods: think Valley of the Dolls meets Gossip Girl."
Kirkus Reviews
2013-11-20
In this scintillating sequel to Starstruck (2013), the stakes are higher, the fights are cattier, and the drama soars sky-high. Margo Sterling, nee Margaret Frobisher, a former Pasadena society girl, seems to now have it all: good looks, a promising acting career and the handsome Dane Forrest on her arm. When her studio orchestrates impending nuptials between them, Margo must decide if she will concede to an illusory life or have a real one. As her star falters, Dane's rises. Meanwhile, tired of her controlling mother, Gabby Preston wants to shed her persona as the sweet-faced child star with sausage curls. Fueled by this determination and a dangerous regimen of pills and alcohol, she takes up with bad-boy musician Eddie Sharp. And in yet another plot thread, leaving her life at the brothel behind, Amanda Farraday is determined to make it in Hollywood. However, when her studio contract is terminated and her beau, Harry Gordon, leaves her after discovering her previous line of work, she makes a rash decision that sets off a chain of events that affects all three girls. Their interwoven narratives of Hollywood in the 1930s have more twists and turns than Mulholland Drive. Secrets abound, and enough is held back to ensure that the next volume will have plenty left to reveal. This sizzling sequel definitely delivers the goods: think Valley of the Dolls meets Gossip Girl. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375984266
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
02/11/2014
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

RACHEL SHUKERT has been fascinated by the Golden Age of Hollywood since she was a little girl, when she used to stay up all night watching old movies and fall asleep the next day at school. Rachel grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, and graduated from New York University. She is the author of Everything Is Going to Be Great, Have You No Shame?, and the Starstruck novels. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband.


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Love Me 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh dont worry im not gunna tell him. Chillax
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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majibookshelf More than 1 year ago
Love Me picks up right after Starstruck ended and I was so excited to dive back into this Hollywood 1930s setting. I couldn't wait to see where things would go for Margo and especially with her and Dane as well as the two girls that completed this trilogy's multiple POV structure. I have to say, I picked up Love Me mainly for Margo but I couldn't help but get invested in Gabby's wellbeing. I did have a few issues with this book and that is mainly how I somehow became very nervous whenever Margo's POV appeared. I'm a sucker for happy endings and I just didn't like the way Margo's story was going. Also, a plot twist was revealed in the last book and I assumed it would be a main theme in this one but unfortunately we only catch a whiff of it. This got me wondering if there is a third book in this trilogy and I am crossing my fingers for one. (Edit: yes! there is a third book, the author just told me! *happy dance ensues*)  I honestly can't say anything without writing any spoilers. I love the setting, it is very different from what I usually read and I also really enjoyed that Gabby grew out of her childish jealous stage and had some real issues that I could sympathize with. As for Amanda… I have to say her story went a bit cuckoo.. by the end of it I was a bit confused at what the author was writing but I was able to get on board with it. This book is 330 pages and I honestly breezed through them. If you are looking for a historical fiction YA novel with a bit of hollywood drama, I would seriously suggest picking up this trilogy. I can't wait for the third book in this series and for more of the secrets and scandals to unravel and for our main protagonists to finally achieve their goals and dreams that they initially aspired for when they entered Hollywood.
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