Thursday, February 28, 2013
Delightful, YA, chick lit
The Paparazzi Project by Kristina Springer
Reading Level: Young Adult
Release Date: December 10, 2012
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Pages: 137 pages
Source: Copy from Author
Reviewed By:Kate McMurry
High school junior, Livvie Peterson, is shocked, then intrigued, when Interpersonal Communications, a class she assumed would bring her an "A" grade with no effort at all, actually has a major first assignment, a social experiment called the Paparazzi Project. Everyone in the class volunteers to play a particular role: 1/3 of the class pretends to be a Celebrity, 1/3 a Paparazzi photographing them, and 1/3 a Tabloid editor creating sensational stories based on the photos. The students initially approach the project as merely an amusing game, but everyone rapidly finds themselves immersed in their roles to a degree that no one, not even their teacher, anticipated. In particular, Livvie and her Tabloid boss, handsome Chas Montgomery, unite as a highly competitive team, continually out-scooping the rest of the class. But the price paid by the unfortunate Celebrities in public embarrassment soon becomes far greater than Livvie and her classmates ever imagined was possible.
This YA, chick lit novel is a fast, fun read, with loads of humor, but some important insights, as well, about privacy and integrity in our fast-paced, media-driven, high-tech society.
I read the Kindle edition of this book. It is well-designed and well-edited, making it a pleasure to read.
I had previously read and very much enjoyed another YA chick lit novel by this author, The Espressologist, and I strongly recommend it to fans of this book.
I rate this book as follows:
Chick-Lit Plot: 5
Romantic Subplot: 4
Reviewer disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book directly from the author, who contacted me through my profile page on Amazon.