So during a recent trip to my local Barnes & Noble I was browsing the teen fiction section and there weren't many books that caught my attention, but one that did was Catch a Falling Star. Not only did it catch my attention, but it kept dragging my butt back to this particular book until I had to buy it. Trust me, I tried walking away a few different times, but in the end I knew that if I didn't buy this book I would be upset with myself. And boy am I glad that I did buy it. So here's the overview and then the rest of my review.
A deliciously charming novel about finding true love . . . and yourself.
Nothing ever happens in Little, CA. Which is just the way Carter Moon likes it. But when Hollywood arrives to film a movie starring former child star turned PR mess Adam Jakes, everything changes. Carter's town becomes a giant glittery set and, much to her annoyance, everyone is starry-eyed for Adam. Carter seems to be the only girl not falling all over herself to get a glimpse of him. Which apparently makes her perfect for the secret offer of a lifetime: playing the role of Adam's girlfriend while he's in town, to improve his public image, in exchange for a hefty paycheck. Her family really needs the money and so Carters agrees. But it turns out Adam isn't at all who she thought he was. 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 guy? Or are there no Hollywood endings in real life?
So as you can tell this book is about Adam Jakes, a famous movie star, and Carter a small town girl who is paid to be Adam's girlfriend while he is in town filming his newest movie. Adam seems to be a complete jerk who is on a downward spiral according to all the gossip magazines. So he needs a wholesome family movie and a wholesome girlfriend to help clean up his image. so for three weeks Carter pretends to be just that. But in the end it is hard to seperate what is pretend and what is real. Because Carter starts falling hard for Adam when he actually shows his sweet and caring side. But Adam is keeping a secret that may break what little hold they have on their friendship let alone their realtionship. Will Carter be able to forgive and forget or will she allow herself the memories of the three weeks they were together be enough?
I loved this book cause I love me some wholesome teen love stories. There is nothing wrong with wanting a happily ever after for some young teens without them having to get it on in the book. I give this a solid 5 stars for the story and the message behind the story!