My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I RECEIVED THIS BOOK FROM YA BOUND BOOK TOURS FOR A BOOK TOUR. THIS DOES NOT AFFECT MY VIEWS OR OPINIONS IN ANY WAYS.
Competing with the Star by Krysten Lindsay Hager is a cute, easy, and fun read.
Hadley is just a normal teenager beginning her sophomore year of high school.. She has a group of friends and has friend drama. Then she meets Nick. Nick is the perfect boy for her, and she falls in love. Drama appears when there is some crazy ex-girlfriend drama. Will Hadley and Nick stay together?
I think this cover is pretty cool. However, it is strange at the same time.
The voice in this book is strange. Krysten Lindsay Hager writes in a realistic young teen voice that isn't as mature as most ya authors. This voice really worked for True Colors, but it a little immature for this character. However, it is also a relief after reading all of the over-mature teen perspectives nowadays.
Hadley is a very sweet character. She has friend and family values. Nick is becoming one of my book boyfriends. He is so sweet and kind.
The drama in this book is very realistic. Teenagers go through drama like that all of the time. It is a really big deal in school, and that is one reason I really enjoyed this book. The drama is portrayed perfectly. Simone (the star and bff/enemy) is the perfect friend who bullies, and that is a good character to have in a book like this.
Overall, this is a really good book with a few quirks.
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Competing with the Star
Krysten Lindsay Hager
Release Date: March 22nd 2016
Summary from Goodreads:
The perfect guy, the perfect location. What could go wrong?
s life seems perfect
Before the beginning of sophomore year of high school, Hadley and her family move to a
beautiful beach town, where she makes amazing new friends and lands the boyfriend of her
Nick Jenkins. He
s the kind of guy every girl swoons over, and it isn
t long until Hadley
discovers some are still swooning.
A famous ex-girlfriend makes matters more complicated
After some time dating, Hadley and Nick form a deep bond. But insecurity sets in whe
discovers her boyfriend once had a huge crush on her friend
who just happens to be the
beautiful former teen TV star, Simone Hendrickson.
The past is the past
or so they say
Hadley confronts Nick, who confesses about his history with Simone. Though he claims to only
have eyes for Hadley now, it
s hard to believe
especially when she
s blindsided with the news
that Nick and Simone kissed after school.
Now Hadley must determine who is telling the truth. Love, betrayal, friendship
who needs soap
opera drama when you
re busy competing with a star?
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