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:

In the world of teen movie stars, regular people becoming famous as they try out on American Idol, this story sort of captures that whole scene. Chad has been home schooled, is a great down to earth boy whom respects his parents and when they set some boundaries for the show directors, I loved that he stood by his parents. They want to make sure the girl that is going to do the show with him is someone that they want him to spend a lot of time with. Understandably!!

Kara McCormick is from a strong family, with good family values, old fashioned even, but she is not a believer. She however has character that catches the eye of the person watching out to help choose the star.

I enjoyed this book as Kara and Chad were very real and down to earth for being in show business. I thought Flora (the housemother) was quirky and loved the Jane Austen references. I struggled a bit about Jonathan though. It did not seem to fit that he could be the President of the United States son with everything else in the book, it just seemed odd, but did not detract too much from the rest of the story.

This is a great, very clean, teen read. It shows that heroes, even if they were in show business can be clean, kind, care about others and still be successful. I enjoyed it! -Martha

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