Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Shooting Stars (ARC) ~ Allison Rushby
Author: Allison Rushby
Publication: February 28, 2012
By: Bloomsbury Children's Books
Thank you to Netgalley and Bloomsbury for this book. This was a fun contemporary read that holds a lot of relevancy in today's celeb hungry society.
Zo Jo is a sixteen year old member of the paparazzi and is used to doing whatever it takes to get that "perfect shot". When she's presented with an opportunity that will provide her with enough money to get out of the bizz for good and enable her to do what she really loves, she should jump at the chance but instead she's torn. She's known for using her small size and young appearance to her advantage and it helps her get the job the done but with this one, she'll have to target the only celebrity whose ever shown her kindness - teen heartthrob, Ned Hartnett.
Jo expects the job to tough but what she doesn't count on is falling for Ned or discovering things about him that set him apart from the other celebs she normally shoots...things that make him seem, well, human. She'll also struggle with what she learns about herself and how that could affect not only her future but Ned's as well.
In this story about love, fame, and loyalty, author Rushby takes an insiders look at the world of tabloid magazines questioning where the line of privacy should be drawn and at what point should the public be allowed to cross it.