Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Starring Me by Krista McGee

Book Description:  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 Review: With so many reality shows blaring at our youth today it's nice to read a funny and witty book with biblical values.  Starring Me by Krista McGee is sweet story about Kara who, like most teen girls wants to star in a teen variety show.  Chad *swoon* has risen to stardom quickly and he gets to pick a partner in this new show.
His parents are concerned about the non christian influences in the movie world and have requested that he have a co-star who shares his faith {like any good parents they believe that a good christian girl will not make showy, ungodly choices....smart parents}.
Of course, not all things go as planned.  There are the many questions of what is important in a relationship with God.  Is Kara's motive for wanting a role in this show more important that wanting to please God?  Chad, too, has questions about his role in the movie industry.  
Loved the ending!  Kind.of reminded me of Esther's story.
Great read for youth (well for anyone, actually, who's looking for a fun light read)!  
*This book was provided by BookSneeze/Thomas Nelson*
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (July 10, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401684890
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401684891

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