Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Shooting Stars by Allison Rushby

For Review: Allison Rushby
Published: 28 February 2012


From Goodreads: Meet Josephine Foster, or Zo Jo as she’s called in the biz. The best pint-sized photographer of them all, Jo doesn’t mind doing what it takes to get that perfect shot, until she’s sent on an undercover assignment to shoot Ned Hartnett—teen superstar and the only celebrity who’s ever been kind to her—at an exclusive rehabilitation retreat in Boston. The money will be enough to pay for Jo’s dream: real photography classes, and maybe even quitting her paparazzi gig for good. Everyone wants to know what Ned’s in for. But Jo certainly doesn’t know what she’s in for: falling in love with Ned was never supposed to be part of her assignment.

As soon as I read the synopsis for this I knew I had to read it. Photography, romance and a teen superstar? I just loved the sound of it. And I am please to say it lived up to my expectations!

I loved Jo. She's a great character - fun, witty and someone I warmed to straight away. She is one of those characters that really cares about others - which you'd think would directly oppose her choice of profession! - but she does have a moral compass and the rights or wrongs of what she is asked to do is explored in an interesting way.

And as soon as we meet Ned at the rehabilitation retreat I was a goner - he's lush! A really nice guy - which is a refreshing change from all the bad boys - and there is a lovely and genuine connection that develops between him and Jo. Plus you have to love someone who has a bacon bits addiction, right?

The story has much more depth that you'd think from the synopsis too. Jo's home life is explored (and one revelation is especially poignant) and there is more to the guests of the retreat than meets the eye at first. And speaking of the other guests, I really loved Katrina and Seth!

A great story and one I wholeheartedly recommend! I can't wait to read more by this author.

2 comments:

Jesse @ Books 4 Teens said...

This sounds so good, I've seen so many good reviews for it! Fab review :D

Clover said...

Ha. I wasn't going to read your review as I have this one to read soon, but the phrase 'bacon bits addiction' just jumped out me!

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