Sequel to How to Be a Normal PersonA How to Be Novel Josiah Erickson wants to be a movie star. The problem with that is so does half of Los Angeles. But he’s on his way, what with memorable roles as a TV show background cadaver and a guy in a commercial for herpes medication. All he needs is his big break. And that break may come in the form of a novelist who goes by the enigmatic name of Q-Bert. Q-Bert, who is ready to make his directorial debut in a film Josy would be perfect for. Q-Bert, who Josy may or may not have a friend-crush on, and potentially something more. Being demisexual can be confusing. From the City of Angels to the small mountain town of Abby, Oregon, Josy will give his all to make sure his dreams come trueeven the ones he never thought possible.
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4.5 stars- This book should be called “How to Make Readers Smile,” because that’s exactly what it did for me. I’d be reading along, enjoying the story and characters’ antics, and suddenly realize my cheeks hurt because the simples simply kept creeping onto my face. How to Be a Movie Star is the second book in the How to Be series but it can be read as a standalone, which is what I did. A little ridiculous, a lot charming- this title is an easy recommendation. How to Be a Movie Star follows an aspiring actor on his journey to and during a break out role. While it includes plenty of those life-affirming, follow-your-dreams moments that makes you happy for the characters, what I really loved were the characters’ development over the course of the book. Both Josiah and Quincy follow their own paths to their goals, which end up indelibly intertwined and lead them on a path to seeing what is most important in their lives. I loved that both the main and secondary characters were all a bit different from those “perfect” characters often featured in novels. It was these unique experiences and outlooks that gave the entire book a distinctive feel and made me fall so in love with the story. Sometimes simple, other times complex, this story covered a bit of every emotion, but it never lacked in an intangible charm that is hard to describe but made me snicker out loud and my heart happy. *Reviewed for Alpha Book Club*