For those in the mood to read a love story, here’s one for you for Day 3 of #IReadYA week. It was pubbed in 2014, but the paperback version is only a few weeks old, so let me know if you’re keen on seeing this in the library, too!
From the publisher (Scholastic):
Nothing ever happens in Little, California. Which is just the way 17-year-old Carter Moon likes it. But when Hollywood arrives to film a movie starring former child-star-turned-public-relations mess Adam Jakes, everything changes.
Utterly annoyed, Carter feels like the only girl not buying what Hollywood’s selling. Then Carter gets an offer she can’t refuse: play the part of Adam’s girlfriend while he’s in Little, to improve his public image, and take home a hefty paycheck, which her family desperately needs.
So instead of a summer hanging out with friends and working, Carter begrudgingly poses for the tabloids but soon finds that Adam isn’t who she thought. Worse yet, she might actually be falling for him. As they grow closer, their relationship walks a blurry line between what’s real and what’s fake; and Carter must open her eyes to the scariest of unexplored worlds — her future.
Can Carter figure out what she wants out of life AND get the boy? Or are there no Hollywood endings in real life?
The sky in this cover looks like cotton candy, which is what drew my attention to begin with. Yes, odd, I know. But I’m actually looking forward to reading this book. Hollywood intrigues me, and I want to know how Carter, who seems like a strong female protagonist, will handle Adam’s appearance in her life. Some people really are wrenches thrown into the cogs of our lives, and others, well, they’re a little more valuable than wrenches 🙂
Remember that this week (May 18-22) is a celebration of all things YA. You can even win some prizes! Click on the icon above to find out more, and if you’re planning to talk about YA books this week, don’t forget to use the hashtag #IReadYA.