After reading Geek Girl earlier this year, I’m all about teenagers who are suddenly thrust into superstardom. It’s so much fun and this book pulled me out of my reading slump.
Zali is thrust into a whole new world when she lands the female lead role in a film, where he co-star will be the very famous and good looking Oliver Lamond. The only problem is, she’s supposed to kiss him but she’s never kissed anyone before.
As well as stressing about that, she also has to try to and get used to the world of filming and everything that comes with it, including mean actresses.
This novella is written in a diary format, which pulled me in really fast and made me feel for Zali. (Which, is a brilliant name by the way.) She may be a movie star now, but she still worries about the kind of thing every teenage girl worries about, which makes her relatable.
I looked at Emma’s profile on Goodreads and it says that she works on films, which explains why there’s so much detail about the filming process and helps to transport you onto the set.
It’s a shame that this is a novella (can you have a series of novellas?) because I would like to keep following Zali’s journey and truthfully, I don’t see why this couldn’t see the same kind of success as Geek Girl and similar novels.
Like Geek Girl, this wasn’t the most unpredictable book in the world, but it is such a fun and funny read and I’m so happy that something has finally pulled me out of this reading slump! I tried about five books, but it turns out that what I needed was something really fun.
* I received a free ebook in exchange for an honest review, but you know I would never let that alter my opinion.
Do you like books about people with double lives or are thrust into fame?