Thursday, July 17

My Double Life

My Double Life
Janette Rallison

My rating: ★★★

ISBN: 978-0399252624
Publisher: Putnam
Date of publication: May 13, 2010
Age: Grades 7 - 12
Genre: Romance

Themes: Hollywood, rock stars, family relationships, identity

All her life, Alexia has known she looks just like rock star Kara Kingsley. But when Alexia's photo goes viral online, she does not expect what comes next: a job offer to be Kara's double. With a wage that will get her into any college she wants and a chance to meet her long lost father, Alexia goes to Hollywood, whether her mom wants her to or not. Being Kara definitely has its perks, especially when Alexia starts hanging out with hunky star Grant Delray. But will she be able to stay true to herself when she's pretending to be someone else?

A fun, clean romantic comedy with an ending that wasn't totally predictable: I liked it. It's fun, light, and easy. Yes, it is still somewhat shallow with the perfect happy ending that really isn't all that realistic. But hey, that's what romantic comedies are for. Written from Alexia's perspective, it lets the reader into the story. There's some really good plot twists and unpredictable bits that keep it exciting. I gave it three stars, but I'm sure young teen girls would love it.

(And bonus! It's a cheap on Kindle: only $3)

Find it at your library or on Amazon

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