Saturday, March 19, 2011

Girl Stays In The Picture by Melissa De La Cruz REVIEW

I actually really enjoyed Girl Stays In the Picture By Melissa De La Cruz. It's one of those books that I thought I wouldn't have liked as much as I did. There were some flaws with the writing and the plot. Mostly in the end, and some parts started to get a little predictable. It's mainly about celebrities, and their lives, how they climb up to the top, and how they come crashing down, the good, the bad, and the tragically ugly in the life of stardom, and how the pressure of stardom can make you get out of control. I highly recommend this book if you're looking for a good read. At some parts, I did feel it was getting a little dull, which made me hesitant to pick it up, but I'm glad I did, because it didn't take long for it to get interesting again.

The characters were fairly well written. Most of the characters do meet up with the same problem; complications with love. In the end, everything is resolved with their love life, and for most, it ends in a happy ending. But for Devon, I think she's the only one that doesn't have a happy ending, because, well, her world basically falls apart, when she just finished climbing up to the top of stardom. Also, the ending will leave you guessing: Who? And why?? It's one of those ending's that lets you make it into your own ending, especially since, it's kind of a cliff hanger, and there aren't any specific clues. Pretty intense story huh?

Rating: 4/5
Cover: 7/10
Character(s) I disliked: Summer, Miss Jodie (like mother like daughter I guess), Randall, Imogen, Eddie
Character(s) I liked: Casey, Bruno, Jamie

FIRST LINE: As far as Devon was concerned, there was only one way to arrive in Saint-Tropez: on board a magnificent seventy-five-foot yacht.

Devon -- one name only, please -- is the latest and jail-bait-est pop star to hit number one on the Billboard chart, and she's making her big-screen debut in Juicy. But after her stint in rehab, the studio isn't so sure she's their girl anymore. If they cut any more of her lines, she'll be a silent film actress! Can Devon regain her star status? She needs to watch her back and make sure that flash doesn't catch her causing a scene, and we don't mean the kind you can yell "Cut!" after.

Livia has lost the weight and gained the attitude in the Hollywood party scene. Her dad's an Oscar-winning producer, and with a hot Beverly Hills boyfriend on her arm as well as her photos all over the pages of, Livia looks like she has a perfect life. But looks can be perfectly deceiving....

And there's fresh-faced Casey, who left a job bagging groceries at the Piggly Wiggly to play personal assistant to her best friend...and Devon's rival. She's got the biggest crush on the biggest star of the film -- a hot Brit known for loving and leaving. Will Casey stay true to herself while trying to find a place in his universe?

Stars. They're just like us. But what does that mean for the rest of us? Stay tuned, people.

1 comment:

  1. Hi girls! Thanks for stopping by our blog and following. I'm following you back. Great blog btw :)

    Great review Nia. Sounds like a good read I might be interested in.

    Happy reading,
    Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks


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