Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Shooting Stars by: Allison Rushby

Synopsis: 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.

Thoughts: Shooting Stars is a quick, fun read with a unique concept and unexpected twists. I truly enjoyed reading this one. 


It makes me quite happy when I think I know how a story might turn out, and it doesn't. If I think I know what the unexpected twist is going to be, and it's not what I thought at all. Yet, I was still completely happy with the story and how it ended. Shooting Stars is one of those stories. There's so many fun moments and fantastic morals throughout this book. It has a unique concept where our main character Jo is a paparazzi. And, we also get to see some celeb life. Combine all that with a coming of age story, some romance, and even some laughs and you get yourself a fun, enjoyable story.

Also, I loved taking the journey and growing with all of these characters. They all grow in their own way and all come to realize things about themselves. Even family seems to play an important role in both of our main characters. And, family is important me, so I loved that aspect.


Overall, I think this book covers such a wide age group that readers all across the board will enjoy. If you're looking for a fun, quick read... Shooting Stars is it!



- 4 out of 5 Splatters -




2 comments:

  1. Great review!
    I feel like reading it now :)


    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

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  2. Great review! :D This one looks like such a fun read. It's hard to write a book involving celebrities without falling into a lot of pitfalls, so I give credit to all of those who can pull it off. I'll have to check this one out.

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