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by Allison Rushby

  • ISBN: 0802723756
  • Author: Allison Rushby
  • ePub ver: 1308 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 272
  • Publisher: Walker Childrens; 1 edition (February 28, 2012)
  • Formats: lrf lit lrf docx
  • Category: Kids
  • Subcategory: Arts Music & Photography
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ALLISON RUSHBY, having failed to become a ballerina with pierced ears (her childhood dream), tried writing instead. It was written brilliantly and believably.

ALLISON RUSHBY, having failed to become a ballerina with pierced ears (her childhood dream), tried writing instead. This has worked out much better for her, since it means she gets to write off her book and DVD purchases at tax time and eat a lot more than a ballerina ever could. She is the author of four teen novels and five adult novels, all published by Random House in Allison's native Australia.

Everyone agrees that the paparazzi are the scourge of the earth  .

Allison Rushby hout permission in writing from the publisher. First published in the United States of America in February 2012 by Walker Publishing Company, In. a division of Bloomsbury Publishing, Inc. www.

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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.

Comments (7)

There wasn't essentially anything wrong with this book. The writing was good, the plot was interesting enough, the characters were likeable. I just didn't love it. The premise seems like a good idea, but the surprise twist at the end made me shake my head. The big secret feels like a grasping attempt at conflict.
Shooting Stars is truely inspired! I loved this book. It was written brilliantly and believably. I felt like I was Jo despising myself for what I was doing. It brought me back to highschool in a querky fun way!
This was good. Nothing spectacular or fantastic. A quick and easy read. If you're looking for something to read on a trip by car or airplane, this is it.

[More of my reviews are available on my blog, Geeky Reading, to which there's a link on my profile.]

I’m a little disappointed with this book, honestly. It was just a lot more immature, or Disney, than I thought it would be.

It had a lot of potential, I thought. Jo is a paparazzi, and she ends up going under cover to follow this famous guy into rehab. There’s a lot of potential there. Some darker stuff could happen, but instead the rehab ended up just being a get-away where the people get through their problems, but none of them have ever really done anything bad. And then there’s a surprise with Ned, the famous guy, which I wasn’t expecting but did like.

I didn’t particularly care for Jo. I was even majorly embarrassed for her at one point, when she made a scene. Ned was nice. Jo makes a friend at rehab, and I liked the girl. But there wasn’t that much development for the characters, in my opinion. Not enough to really get my emotions going.

The problems with Ned, and with Jo’s father, were handled rather easily, almost in a Disney-like fashion, in their simplistically unrealistic way.

The writing was the worst part for me, though. It was just too simple. The descriptions weren’t that great, the words used were all extremely simple. The overuse of paparazzi/paparazzo got on my nerves really fast. It didn’t pull me in even slightly.

Overall, this was a really simple book, and I didn’t really get anything out of it. The only thing that sticks out to me is the surprise with Ned.
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I have a fondness for Disney Channel and ABC Family original movies, so when I compare Shooting Stars to those movies, it's a good thing. It wormed its way right into my heart.

Jo's good at being a paparazza. With her incognito photography gadgets, and her pint-sized appearance, it's easy for her to sneak the shots that no one else can get. Her talent is hardly a surprise-- her father's about as big as a paparazzo can get in in the biz-- but if she had the money to quit and take photography classes, she'd drop the game in a heartbeat. Still her morality fights her when she'd offered a big job to spy on her favorite celebrity at a special kind of rehab center. Is the money worth exposing someone who's done no wrong?

Shooting Stars is a little slow to start off. The focus is almost solely on Jo and her career as a paparazza. Where the book really starts to shine is after Jo arrives at Ned's exclusive retreat, where she's forced not only to develop friendships, but to take a closer look at her own issues.

I don't want to spoil anything by telling you what Ned is up to at the retreat, but Rushby totally surprised me. I spent a lot of the book guessing about what was up with him and though I came close once or twice, most of my guesses were way off! I also loved how things are pulled together in a tidy little bow at the end.

Shooting Stars was a fun and light contemporary read. I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for more U.S. YA releases from Rushby in the future.

-Disclosure: I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review
My Thoughts: One word to sum this novel up? Cute...

We are introduced to Jo who is a photographer. Not just any kind of photographer but basically she is a paparazzi. She takes pictures of celebrities mostly. Her Dad is also a famous photographer who does the same.

Jo has one big advantage. She's small and looks young. She can easily sneak into a place pretending to be a young kid, people wouldn't give her a second thought thinking she might be filming them.

She gets the ultimate gig. To go on a retreat to take pictures of popular heartthrob Ned Hartnett. This retreat consists of group meetings, individual meetings, and fun things. It's so people can deal with their problems. She makes a few friends and things don't go as planned. She has gotten paid a lot of money (and will get paid the rest when she's done) for these pictures of Ned. It's her job. And she must do her job right and perfectly.

Of course things don't work out that way when she starts to have feelings for her target. With the help of her friend Mannie and her new friend Katrina she must figure out what is right and wrong, what she can do and not do with her guilty conscious.

Let's just say this, its a cute debut. It has a few lessons in the story. Thing's aren't always cookie cutter perfect for Jo, and she has tough decisions to make.

I also wanted to point out, I did not see that twist coming in regards to Ned. What the heck? That caught me off guard and totally surprised me and that is what reading is all about!

I loved the romance in this one! It was so sweet!

Overall: Shooting Stars is a cute fun read. A perfect book for a late Friday night when your home alone while your parents are out on a date or there is nothing on tv.

Shooting Stars was fun! There isn't a whole lot of depth to it (there is some) so its more of a fun sunny read. I really enjoyed it.

Cover: It's neat. I love how the girl is holding her camera and all the people are in the background doing the same.

What I'd Give It: 4/5 Cupcakes
Review Based On Softcover Edition

Taken From Princess Bookie (blog)

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