With a major crush on an adorable pop star, annoying younger siblings, and a mom and stepdad who are too strict, Estella Blanchard is a typical teenage girl-except that her daily struggles are plotlines on the reality show
Heaven, which relentlessly documents her life as the older half-sister
of sextuplets. Estella's an Oscar-worthy actress at hiding her true
feelings from the camera.
However, she can't outrun the spotlight
when she receives a Christmas present from her biological father...who
died ten years ago under mysterious circumstances. Blamed for this "sick
prank," Estella is placed in an unorthodox support group for troubled
child stars-including a twenty-three-year-old has-been, a backstabbing
drama queen, and a super-cute (but very off-limits) boy bander. And, as
weird as the group is, when a creepy paparazzo starts stalking her,
claiming that her dad is actually alive, Estella's going to need their
help to uncover the truth and stay alive.
""It happened again," said my sister Gracie."
I'm not a watcher of reality TV. I'm really not except, like, Storage Wars or Duck Dynasty and those only a few times a month. I often wonder how those on the shows fare outside of the show.
This book gives a glimpse into one girl's life on and off a reality show. Estella is the oldest of seven, the other six are sextuplets. The step dad decided they would make a great reality show and Estella's life has been turned upside down, espeically now with ratings down. Now someone is setting her up to boast ratings...or are they??
I liked this quick, clean read. Full of intrigue, mystery and romance, I think many young readers will also enjoy this book. It has reality show stuff, teen stars and big TV/movie names.
Rating: PG 13
3 1/2 STARS