I closed my eyes again. Full of intrigue, mystery and romance, I think many young readers will also enjoy this book. Barry Stepdad - Producer of numerous reality shows and father of the sextuplets. Her biological father who died in a car crash years earlier. At the therapy group, she meets Jake, who she finds quite attractive. Anyway, the world is reality t.
Growing up in front of the camera is tough for Estella, especially since she lost her father at an early age, as he mysteriously died on his way back from getting Estella's very last Christmas gift from him -- a Polly Pocket toy she had been wanting for so long. Can't I just have a good mystery here without being weighed down by another tale of love and first sight? Despite the fact that this is a book geared to young adults, I was completely transfixed by this story. Her mother thinks that Estella put it there and freaks out. I received a copy of this novel from the publisher for review. A Christmas gift is left for her with a tag saying it's from her real father, who had died when she was a child. It doesn't really occur to her that 1. For more book reviews, visit The blurb sounds interesting, doesn't it? I know the magic of Hollywood.
Sorry I was late, Mom. Every time Estella talks about her father, she mentions how handsome he was, that he could have been an actor with his looks, and so on. From the Edgar-nominated author of Into the Dark comes the riveting and witty story of a teenage girl caught between her image-obsessed family—stars of a hit reality show about her sextuplet siblings—and the long-buried truth about her biological father. Her tone was bright, but there was hurt in her eyes, and when I asked her, Whatcha got there? Mom- A bit fame hungry, seems zoned out through most of the story. Gracie runs to Estella's room for help and Estella changes her sheets and washes them in the middle of the night all without anyone knowing so that Gracie doesn't get yelled at, on camera, by their mother.
At the end of the day, it's something of a 'For the want of a nail. I did really enjoy Jack and how he and Estella became best friends. She was in love with Jake after one group counseling session that lasted less than one hour and he had a girlfriend! Estella finds herself blamed for mysterious things, and gets to have an hour a day with a teen group of stars as therapy. I thought I knew where the story was going, and was surprised to find myself led in a completely different place in the end. And they try to find out of the way spots for a few moments of respite from the all-seeing cameras. Jake, by the way, is a very sweet guy. With a major crush on an adorable pop star, annoying younger siblings, and a mom and stepdad who are too strict, Estella Blanchard is a typical teenage girl—except that her daily struggles are plotlines on the reality show Seven Is Heaven, which relentlessly documents her.
Estella's an Oscar-worthy actress at hiding her true feelings from the camera. On Christmas, Estella gets a present from her dad who died ten years ago in a car crash onChristmas Eve. I'd recommend this book and look forward to reading others by this author. Yet, rather than take pictures of her crying about the news he's giving her, he puts his camera away and gives her clues. Estella is okay if you add a pinch of salt and I felt as frustrated as she did with all the grown-ups withholding the truth from her and trying to keep her in the dark about her father, but sometimes she annoyed me with her bratty behavior. Estella likes him and is disheartened, to say the least, to discover that he's dating a bitchy blonde star who also happens to be in the support group. Estellas an Oscar-worthy actress at hiding her true feelings from the camera.
After he broke up with the girlfriend. I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. Gracielle, keep your voice down, Mom said. Estella doesn't understand what Jake sees in his girlfriend, a confusion that only increases when the girlfriend sets up Estella to get hounded by the paparazzi. I think I would have enjoyed a little less contrived action, though, and a little more personal reflection on Estella's part. Mom was staring bullets at me.
She knows the personality of each of her brothers and sisters and has a tender heart when it comes to watching them being used and extorted for ratings. The bit of mystery that drives the book is not overdone and gives Estella room to shine and still be a real sounding girl. I knew I was supposed to do the present rush, too, but instead I stood in the doorway, watching Gracie. I read it in a few hours. I didn't love it either. It won't change your life or make you think deep or profound thoughts but it scores high on the cute, fluffy, entertainment scoreboard.
Not too deep, but enjoyable. There wasn't a lot of development after that. Gracie stood up and I followed her out of the room. After that, she consistently feels the need to point out how ill-fitting his clothing is, how many rolls are bulging over his waistband, and so on. Barry was an executive producer, so he had that right. Therefore, those who like these types of shows and Bieber would love this book, and those who don't care for them will love to hate this book. Barry Stepdad - Producer of numerous reality shows and father of the sextuplets.