Monday, May 16, 2011

Jenna & Jonah's Fauxmance; Emily Franklin & Brendan Halpin

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Walker Books for Young Readers (February 1, 2011)


Fans of romance don't need to look any further than the fauxmance brewing between teen idols Charlie Tracker and Fielding Withers—known on their hit TV show as Jenna and Jonah, next-door neighbors flush with the excitement of first love. But it's their off-screen relationship that has helped cement their fame, as passionate fans follow their every PDA. They grace the covers of magazines week after week. Their fan club has chapters all over the country. The only problem is their off-screen romance is one big publicity stunt, and Charlie and Fielding can't stand to be in the same room. Still, it's a great gig, so even when the cameras stop rolling, the show must go on, and on, and on. . . . Until the pesky paparazzi blow their cover, and Charlie and Fielding must disappear to weather the media storm. It's not until they're far off the grid of the Hollywood circuit that they realize that there's more to each of them than shiny hair and a winning smile.

My Review

Dreaming of being famous? What if being famous was just a huge lie. You are not just selling your acting skills you are selling your freedom. Both Jenna and Jonah have their own personal demons to fight all the while trying to work together while "Fauxdating." I'm not sure if I should call him Jonah? Maybe, Fielding or Aaron? I'm not sure why he needed so many names. Alas Stars are strange. Though I know how the plot was going to turn out I didn't take from the story. The characters were strong and well written. I found myself daydreaming while adding to the plot because I didn't want certain scenes to end. LOL. I even enjoyed the rotating narration between characters.

If you are looking for a more mature YA bubble gum read you have found it. It's cute and sassy with a pinch of in your face attitude.

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Melissa (Books and Things) said...

You know, I've seen this book around but really didn't pay that much attention to it. I think I'm going to give it another look! Thanks!

Danielle said...

I kind of love the cover-art and title. I am definitely intrigued enough to buy...

GMR said...

Nice review! Love the sum up with the "pinch of in your face attitude". Nicely worded. Sounds like a cute/interesting weekend read. Thanks for sharing!

Jenny N. said...

The story sounds so fun. I'll have to borrow this book if I ever see it in the library.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I haven't seen this one. Thanks, Liz!!