Thursday, June 21, 2012

Starring Me by Krista McGee

About the Book
Kara McKormick is told she's auditioning to star in a new teen variety show. But it's what she isn't told that could change her life.
The feisty New Yorker moves to sunny Orlando to participate in a month-long audition, where she'll live with nine other contestants and an eccentric housemother. Kara knows that the show already has a big-time celebrity lined up for the co-host, but she doesn't know who it is.
Chad Beacon quickly rose to fame after winning America's Next Star, but he doesn't want his entire career to be about singing. There is so much more he wants to do-like act. The new variety show sounds like the perfect next step for him, but his parents want him to have a co-star who shares his faith since they'll be spending so much time together.
Acting is high on Kara's priority list. But a relationship with God? Not so much. In fact, she's tried to stay away from anything religious. But God is after Kara's heart and He's put people in her life who are showing her there's far more to Christianity than rules and judgment.
And just when it seems that Kara's going to have to give up her acting dream, God reveals that she may have a starring role after all-in a story so big only He could write it.

My Thoughts
I really enjoyed this great follow up to Krista McGee's first book, First Date. Kara was one of my favorite characters from that book so I was super excited when I heard about this one! Starring Me is loosely based on the biblical story of Issac and Rebekah, and the author did a great job of not overdoing it. As I already said I really liked Kara's character and Chad's was pretty good to. I also loved the fact the Addy and Jonathon form book one were in this story a lot. Overall it was a very well done story that I would recommend for all lovers of christian YA fiction. Also this book and First Date are good for younger teens and tweens since there is no questionable content at all-not even kissing (at least as far as I can remember, but there was definitely no kissing between main characters)

About the Author
Krista McGee writes for teens, teaches teens, and, more often than not, acts like a teen. Along with her husband and three kids, Krista has lived and ministered in Texas, Costa Rica and Spain.

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

4 comments:

Faye said...

Thanks for your thoughts, Abbi! It's awesome that you've found a great YA author that you enjoy!

Kathryn Cooper said...

This sounds great! I didn't realize it was about a character from the first book. That makes me want to read it even more.

Kathryn
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Morgan said...

Great review! I need to read this one. I really enjoyed First Date.
I tagged you for the Liebster Blog Award! Go to this link to find out more! http://nothingbetterthanabook.blogspot.com/2012/06/liebster-blog-award.html

Krista McGee said...

Thanks for the great review!
~Krista

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