Monday, December 05, 2011

Review: Family Affairs (Secrets of My Hollywood Life #2) by Jen Calonita

Title: Family Affairs 
Series: Secrets of My Hollywood Life #3
Author:  Jen Calonita 
Release Date: May 1, 2008
Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers 
Source: Library 

The filming for sure-to-be-blockbuster movie Pretty Young Assassins has wrapped, and teen movie star Kaitlin Burke returns to life on the set of primetime drama Family Affair. After ten seasons of filming the hit favorite TV show, Kaitlin would have thought that she could see any curveballs coming, but with a plotting new actress on set, all bets are off. The new diva, Alexis, makes even Kaitlin's long-time nemesis Skye seem like a puppy in comparison.

Can Kaitlin keep her sane boyfriend, her insane job, and her composure in the face of this new star power?
Review: I am addicted to these books! There is just something about them that makes me want to read the next one right after I finish the latest one. Just like the other two, this one was funny, quick and cute!

The plot for this one was like the first one, where one of the people is trying to sabotage or hurt Kaitlin, but they are different. In this one, a new cast mate is not only trying to hurt Kaitlin’s life but she’s trying to get others cast off the show as well. I loved that we got to see more of Kaitlin’s life and the fact that these books really, really show what the life of a star is like. When Sky and Kaitlin actually work together to save their jobs, they both learn something about the other that they never knew before.

Kaitlin is a really fun person to read about. Somehow, she manages to be an actress but be a teenager too. I like that while some people are trying to be adults, she’s very much a normal teenager. I also love the supporting characters, from her super cute and adorable boyfriend Austin, to her best friend and the other people in her life.

Overall, it was another cute read and I really enjoyed it! Kaitlin's a fun, quirky girl to read about and you laugh at her worries and shenanigans.  I’ve already begun the next book! 

Overall: 4/5
Cover Comments: 5/5—Another cute cover! I love the simplicity of them so much!

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