January 31, 2012

Shooting Stars by Allison Rushby


"Meet Josephine Foster, or Zo Jo as she’s called in the biz. The best pint-sized photographer of them all, Jo doesn’t mind doing what it takes to get that perfect shot, until she’s sent on an undercover assignment to shoot Ned Hartnett—teen superstar and the only celebrity who’s ever been kind to her—at an exclusive rehabilitation retreat in Boston. The money will be enough to pay for Jo’s dream: real photography classes, and maybe even quitting her paparazzi gig for good. Everyone wants to know what Ned’s in for. But Jo certainly doesn’t know what she’s in for: falling in love with Ned was never supposed to be part of her assignment."

This book is a really fun read. After reading the plot summary, you may think you can predict the ending, but I can guarantee that there are some interesting plot twists you won't see coming! The romantic elements were sweet, and I couldn't help but smile during a few scenes. I also enjoyed getting a glimpse into the secret lives of paparazzi and celebrities. 

Jo is a likable main character who is easy to relate to. She's driven and goal-oriented.  She knows that taking an unpleasant job is necessary in order for her to achieve her goals, but at the same time, she also knows that there are certain lines that shouldn't be crossed. Jo shows growth over the course of the story as she learns to stay true to herself and stand up for what she wants out of life. 

Pick up this book  if you're looking for a fun, light read with a hint of romance. Shooting Stars releases February 28th. 

P.S. How adorable is that cover?

I recieved an e-galley of this book thanks to NetGalley and Walker Children's Books.  


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