Genre: YA Contemporary
Page Length: 422 Pages
Publication Date: October 28th, 2014
Source: ARC via Bloggerhood
I'm a sucker for Hollywood movies. I love the glitz and the glam. I love showbiz. I love the cameras and the set up and the prep and the filming. I love it all! I got so into this book that I made popcorn (on multiple occasions) so it seemed like I was watching them film the movie as I read it. Yikes did I really just admit that?
The writing was simplistic and clear. The writing and plot lacked a complexity that I would have liked, but then again this is just a purely entertaining, fluffy contemporary. The story is just so addictive! It's not deep and powerful, it's just fun. Setting-wise this book gets an A+. Thank you for catapulting me back to Hawaii, Mrs. Serle! I love that place, and Serle did an amazing job of describing it. I felt like I was there again!
You won't find deep characters in this book. They're not too well developed, but they are likable for the most part. The only character I really had a problem with was our main girl, Paige. She was so indecisive throughout this book. She was so weak at times I just wanted to shake her... I just... Saying she annoyed me would be an understatement. She's insecure and jealous at random intervals, and her pesky problems were killing my reading buzz! Her naïveté had me cringing throughout the book. Then again she goes through a whole new experience so her blunders are a bit more acceptable. Rainer was such a bright character who made this book much more interesting and exciting. He's the charismatic heart-throb. And then there's the mysterious Jordan who we yearn to learn more about. Both great guys, equally developed. Yup you guessed it, a love triangle!! Although Paige chooses...
The romance was cute, if a bit confusing. You never know with these celebrities if they're just acting for the cameras or if something's genuine! The love triangle is interesting and since there's no real plot or problem, the love triangle is a good attempt to distract us readers. I didn't mind it since there's really no other pressing matters to attend to in this book.
I felt that Serle tried to make the ending symbolic and sacrificial. It just didn't really make sense. This book could have easily been a stand alone but alas, this shall drag on. I love the pop culture aspect of Famous in Love and the movie theme, so I'll probably read the subsequent books.
If you're in the mood for a fun, light read then kick back and read this little gem! If you're looking for a thought-provoking book with rich writing and a wonderful storyline, then you might want to skip this and come back later.