Saturday, May 22, 2010

Janette Rallison; My Double Life (EED)



  • ARC
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Publisher: Putnam Juvenile (May 13, 2010)

Synopsis



Her whole life, Alexia Garcia has been told that she looks just like pop star Kari Kingsley, and one day when Alexia's photo filters through the Internet, she's offered a job to be Kari's double. This would seem like the opportunity of a lifetime, but Alexia's mother has always warned her against celebrities.
Rebelliously, Alexia flies off to L.A. and gets immersed in a celebrity life. Not only does she have to get used to getting anything she wants, she romances the hottest lead singer on the charts, and finds out that her own father is a singing legend. Through it all, Alexia must stay true to herself, which is hard to do when you are pretending to be somebody else!





My Review


I have read quite a few good books lately. I figured maybe this one might let me down. I just didn't think I would enjoy this but I gave it a shot. I am thrilled to say that I enjoyed this. Alexia's character made me wince, laugh and hold my breath. I could only imagine stepping into the spot light to pretend you are someone else. The synopsis doesn't do this justice. It's not so much about staying true to yourself it's about finding out who you really are. (and who you are not)  Janette's writing was smooth as sailing. Grants character was a little mild for my taste but he played well into the plot.  You should pick this one up. A wonderful summer read.




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24 comments:

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

I'm glad to see a review of this book. I've seen it around. I thought it sounded a bit superficial, but it sounds like it does have some depth. I do think it's on my girl students would really enjoy.

elizabeth said...

I'm happy to see you enjoyed this book. I will definitely consider it for my summer reading :)

Giada M said...

I'll add this book to my wishlist! Thank you for your review! ^_^

bookaholic said...

The cover doesn't appeal much to me either but I am so highly impressed by your review. Now I am interested in reading this book :)

Erika said...

thanks for the great review! i've heard of this book, but i never really considered reading it. however, after reading your review, i think i just might!

Tina said...

Humm... it seems original. I'll read it if I have the chance. Great review!

Tina said...

Humm... it seems original. I'll read it if I have the chance. Great review!

Tina said...

Humm... it seems original. I'll read it if I have the chance. Great review!

Tina said...

Humm... it seems original. I'll read it if I have the chance. Great review!

joder said...

Sounds like a great story. Sweet and exciting, a fairytale to make us older women smile.

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Brianna Bruce said...

I am a big fan of Janette Rallison's work! Well, I've actually only read her book How to Take the Ex Out of Ex-Boyfriend, but I was hooked from the start! This book reminds me of Airhead by Meg Cabot, which I loved, so I'll probably read this.

Kirsten said...

i had never heard of this author before, but the book sounds like quite fun ;) i'm happy you enjoyed it..

greetings,

Kirsten
p.kirsten.b@gmail.com

luiloth said...

I like the premise a lot - and the idea of learning who you truly are by pretending to be someone you are not. Very fitting topic in today's society of reality shows and celebrities in the spotlight, it would easy to get lost.
Thanks for the review.

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Andrea said...

This is the first review I've read for the book and I'm glad to see it's a good one! I must say that I have the same reservationst hat you did, that it just won't be able to hold it's own against the many fantastic books I've been reading lately. I guess I'll have to wait and see!

EVA SB said...

I don;t like the cover but your review is interesting

kavyen said...

Thanks for the review. I think I am going to go ahead and add it on to my TBR. :)

Nayá's. xD said...

I really want to read this book.
Gonna add this in mt things to by list.

xx

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Amy J - Book Addict said...

I have heard about this book and it has all been good things!

Amy J
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Elizabeth Morgan said...

I love the site. It shows about her and her books. It is wonderful.

ChickLitGirl said...

Yeah the synopsis sounded kinda bland. Thanks for the review! I'll deff check it out.

Brodie said...

Great review! Ordinarily this probably isn't the type of novel I would pick up, but you've convinced me to give it a go now. Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it :)

Kailia Sage said...

Great review! I hope to read this book soon! The cover didn't work for me but the synopsis was what got me. I'm glad you liked it!