Sunday, January 17, 2010
Secrets of My Hollywood Life by Jen Calonita
What if? Your picture was taped inside teenage boys' lockers across America, your closets were bursting with never-worn designer clothing, and the tabloids constantly asked whether you were losing your "good girl" status?
It's a glamorous life, but 16-year-old Kaitlin Burke, co-star of one of the hottest shows on TV, is exhausted from the pressures of her fame. So she decides to spend two months undercover as an ordinary high school student. But could it be that real life high school is just as harsh as cutthroat Hollywood??
Juicy Hollywood secrets appear throughout. Combining the vicarious star-studded glamour of the New York Times bestselling A-List with the innocence of The Princess Diaries, this is an engrossing look behind the velvet ropes of stardom. (from goodreads)
I have to admit that going into this I as expecting a whole lot. Maybe an okay read, but nothing close to what I got. Since, surprisingly enough, Secrets of My Hollywood Life was a fabulous read and is officially one of my newest guilty pleasures.
Kaitlin, the main character, is a Hollywood starlet who shows you that while Tinsel Town can be amazing, it comes with it's prices including the fact that a normal life is something that you almost never get. I found Kaitilin to be likeable from start because even though she's a huge star, she's just a normal girl on the inside who loves Star Trek and would do anything for her friends and family. Further more, I found her 'entourage' to be fantastically funny and likeable even with some of the faults they had.
While the premise of this is something you see a lot of these days, I thought Jen did a great job at making Kaitilin's story a fun and fast paced journey. I loved all the "Celeb Secrets" to the fact that Jen did a great job of caputurating what it must feel like to be a teen star. Plus, I adored the ending! It was so cute and perfect, leaving it to definitely make me want to read the rest of the series.
In all, Secrets of My Hollywood Life is a book you should definitely add to your to-read list! I promise it won’t be as superficial as it appears.
Source/ Disclosure: Borrowed from my favorite librarian. Thanks Anne! :)
Secrets of My Hollywood Life is now out!