Sunday, January 15, 2012


Strasser, T. (2011). Famous. NY: Simon and Schuster.
YA Fiction / Realistic Fiction

I won this signed copy in the Holiday Break Reading Challenge, sponsored by Edgy & Edifying.  Thanks Karin & Julie!

This book had an interesting format where each chapter was written from a different perspective - the main character's, her best friend's, a celebrity stalker's, a detective's, a newspaper clipping or a text - and not necessarily in chronological order. The result is a bunch of pieces, much like a puzzle, that the reader puts together to figure out what will happen with several different storylines going along simultaneously.

It was a quick read and a bit predictable, but I enjoyed it.  It was definitely a reminder of the less than glamorous side of fame and the pursuit of it - and the lengths people will go to in order to keep it.  No sex, violence, or bad language.

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