Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Review: Shooting Stars by Allison Rushby

Shooting Stars
By: Allison Rushby
Pub. Date: February 28, 2012
Publisher: Walker & Company
Pages: 320
Source: ARC
Meet Josephine Foster, or Zo Jo as she’s called in the biz. The best pint-sized photographer of them all, Jo doesn’t mind doing what it takes to get that perfect shot, until she’s sent on an undercover assignment to shoot Ned Hartnett—teen superstar and the only celebrity who’s ever been kind to her—at an exclusive rehabilitation retreat in Boston. The money will be enough to pay for Jo’s dream: real photography classes, and maybe even quitting her paparazzi gig for good. Everyone wants to know what Ned’s in for. But Jo certainly doesn’t know what she’s in for: falling in love with Ned was never supposed to be part of her assignment.
When I read the synopsis for Shooting Stars, I instantly thought this was going to be a very quick and cute read, and I was not at all disappointed by the time I finished it.

Jo was a complex character. Her father is a famous paparazzo, and growing up in that kind of household, Jo kind of fell into the job as well. She's extremely good at it, since she looks like she looks like a little kid and can get in anywhere if she just says she's scared and is looking for her mom and dad. It took me a little bit to warm up to her character though, but by the end we were able to see that there were many layers to her. I enjoyed learning about the real Jo.

Ned was an intriguing character. I can't say much without giving anything away, but I love how everything played out with Ned. It was very interesting to see his story play out.

The first half of the book went slow for me, but then this interesting plot twist happened and I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. I loved where this story was taken me!  

Shooting Stars is a fast read and I think it is definitely worth your time. It's a warm, fuzzy, feel good story that will leave you wanting more!  

1 comment:

  1. I had read a couple of reviews of this book so I thought I knew what to expect but man was I wrong in regards to the secret-that twist added a lot in my opinion.


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