Thursday, June 21, 2012
This book was the epitome of teen check lit with too-good-to-be-true characters and a happily ever after storyline.
With so much fluff and fantasy, it was hard to relate to this story. Chad is a teen singer after rising to fame on a reality show. He is well-grounded and agrees with his parents' desire to pick his next female co-star. In walks Kara who also is well-grounded and comes from a good home. Although not a Christian like Chad, she is a good girl who just wants to make it big in show business without compromising herself. I do like all the goodness within the story and the desire to be good. However, this is not reality.
Surprisingly, the faith aspect of the storyline is well done. The character of Kara struggles to first believe in God and then believing God loves her individually. I appreciate that her struggle is weaved into the storyline and is not some forced or contrived scene within the book. Her faith came about naturally with friends encouraging her and life challenging her.
Thomas Nelson has provided me with a free copy of this book in exchange for my review which I freely give.