Book Review: Catch a Falling Star

Book Review: Catch a Falling StarCatch a Falling Star by Kim Culbertson
Published by Scholastic Inc. on April 29th 2014
Pages: 304
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A deliciously charming novel about finding true love . . . and yourself.

Nothing ever happens in Little, CA. Which is just the way Carter Moon likes it. But when Hollywood arrives to film a movie starring former child star turned PR mess Adam Jakes, everything changes. Carter's town becomes a giant glittery set and, much to her annoyance, everyone is starry-eyed for Adam. Carter seems to be the only girl not falling all over herself to get a glimpse of him. Which apparently makes her perfect for the secret offer of a lifetime: playing the role of Adam's girlfriend while he's in town, to improve his public image, in exchange for a hefty paycheck. Her family really needs the money and so Carters agrees. But it turns out Adam isn't at all who she thought he was. As they grow closer, their relationship walks a blurry line between what's real and what's fake, and Carter must open her eyes to the scariest of unexplored worlds - her future. Can Carter figure out what she wants out of life AND get the guy? Or are there no Hollywood endings in real life?

shortCatch a Falling Star is a cute, fun read that is perfect for summer time.

Carter loves her sleepy little town. It is quiet. It is small. It has everything she needs. Until Hollywood comes to town, and turns everything upside down.

Adam Jakes is a poster boy. A child actor trying to grow into being an adult actor. A boy who thinks the world revolves around him. However, Adam has let a few things get out of hand. In order to curb his growing negative publicity, he does along with a plan to show that he is maturing. Dating a quiet town girl, not the partying ones he has been lately. While it is all a fake romance, in all appearances, both parties will have something to gain. When Carter is chosen to play the part of Adam’s new girlfriend, she cannot believe it. And although she cannot stand the annoying, self-absorbed celebrity, she knows that for the sake of her family she might not be able to say no.

Catch a Falling Star tells the story of two people who, under normal circumstances, would have never met. Would have never had the chance to fall in love. Fake or otherwise. The story is cute from the very beginning. I loved reading about Carter’s quiet town. It seems perfect, and I would love to live in a place like that. As far as the romance situation goes, it was all pretty standard and predictable. But that doesn’t mean that it was any less fun. Adam was super annoying from the very beginning, and did start to grow on me eventually.

Verdict:

Cute. Fun. A great beach read.

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2 responses to “Book Review: Catch a Falling Star

  1. Sometimes I’m just in the mood for a cute book like this. I’ve been reading quite a few good reviews. Sounds like a good one for summer. Thanks!

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