Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Famous in Love

Famous in Love (Famous #1)
by Rebecca Serle
Little, Brown and Company, 2014. 320 pages. Young adult fiction.

Paige Townsend's whole life turns around when she is chosen as the female lead in a major Hollywood motion picture, the film version of a wildly popular teen series. Soon she's left Portland to spend the next two months shooting in Hawaii...with teen heartthrob Rainer Devon. But tensions rise when the third lead is chosen - Jordan Wilder, who used to be Rainer's good friend until girl trouble breaks them apart. How will Paige deal with the mounting tensions on set and her complicated feelings for both her co-stars?

Serle has done a great job of taking what could be a very overdone plot and making it engaging and original. I certainly did not see the cliff hanger at the end and wondered up until the last pages how she was going to turn this into a series. I really enjoyed Paige and am interested to see how she deals with fame as the series goes forward.


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