by Jillian Dodd
Published by Bandit Publishing Release date : September 1st 2012
Genres: Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, Young Adult
Purchase at: Amazon (Affiliate Link)
Gossip Girl meets Hollywood in this steamy new series by That Boy author, Jillian Dodd.
Keatyn has everything she ever dreamed. Her life is following the script she wrote for the perfect high school experience. She's popular, goes to the best parties, dates the hottest guy, and sits at the most-coveted lunch table.
She's just not sure she wants it anymore.
Because, really, things aren't all that perfect.
Her best friend is threatening to tell everyone her perfect relationship is a scam.
Her perfect boyfriend gets drunk at every party they go to.
It's exhausting always trying to look and act perfect.
And, deep down, she isn't sure if she has any true friends.
To add to the drama, her movie star mom has a creepy stalker.
A hot, older man flirts with her and tells her they should make a movie together.
And she's crushing on an adorable surfer. Dating him would mean committing social suicide.
So she writes a new script. One where all the pieces of her life will come together in perfect harmony.
But little does she know, there's someone who will do anything to make sure that doesn't happen.
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I was really looking forward to this one. I’ve had it in my sights for quite some time but haven’t been around to getting to it until it won the freebie picks. I almost quite reading it. Twice.
Keatyn is the daughter of a famous actress. After years of homeschooling, she starts high school and quickly becomes popular. Which is exactly what she wanted. At first. Her life isn’t falling into the script she wrote and she’s tired of it all. Her friends. Her not so loving boyfriend. The drama. Add a stalker, too many boys to name and a stalker and you got one hell of a drama filled life.
This book was long. Painfully long. Sitting at over 300 pages, it technically isn’t but I was SO BORED it seemed to draaaag. I did like the writing style. She does a pretty spectacular job at creating a whiny, naive and irritating little rich girl who has TOO MUCH to complain about. There were a lot of mentions of specific designers and such, none that I know really, so that went right over my head. For the main plot to revolve around a stalker though, there really wasn’t that many mentions until at that point when shit hit the fan. And really, it was way too obvious who this “stalker” was. The extremes that the family went through were just odd to me too.
On to Keatyn. She was annoying. I hated that she was constantly trying to script her life. Hated that she claimed she wanted to change but would go and doing something stupid or equally wrong like her “friend”, Vanessa. I hated she claimed she loved every.single.boy she was involved with. I hated that she overused the word “like”. Just UGH. If there were ever a stereo type for valley girl, she would fit the bill. I just didn’t like her. She was way too dramatic, naive and whiny. Although, sometimes her inner monologue was pretty funny.
There are a lot of boys in this book. Sander. Brooklyn. Cush. Aiden. Dawson. Riley. And list goes on and on and onnnnnnnn. I liked Cush the most. But alas, he was a douche too, so… What this girl needs to do is attend an all girls school. And grow the hell up.
Overall- I tried and tried to care, I just couldn’t. Too much drama and not enough stalker. I doubt I will be continuing on with the series. Not for me.
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