10. May 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Angie, Fiction, Romance, Teen Books

Catch a Falling Star by Kim Culbertson, 304 pages, read by Angie, on 05/09/2014

Carter Moon loves her life in small town Little, CA. She loves working at her family’s cafe and stargazing at night with her best friends Alien Drake and Chloe. Then Hollywood comes to Little and brings Adam Jakes, teen heart-throb extraordinaire. Adam is a child star, turned teen heart-throb, turned car-crashing, drug rehab screwup. This movie is supposed to be his redemption film. As part of his redemption, Parker his manager sets up a small town romance with Carter. Carter is to play Parker’s new girlfriend and get a nice check to help her family. The plan goes awry when Carter starts developing real feelings for Adam and has a hard time just playing a part. 

So usually something like this is not to my tastes. I like a little more reality in my realistic fiction. However, I was a bit enchanted by this story. It read like a Disney movie (which I secretly enjoy!). I liked this story of two kids from completely different worlds. I laughed at the antics of Chloe and Alien Drake. The only part I thought was a little bit forced was the story of Carter’s gambling-addicted brother. I know it was a set up for why Carter wanted the money, but it still seemed a bit forced. This is a sweet romantic story that I am betting teen girls will enjoy. 

I received a copy from Netgalley.

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