Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday - The Girl Stays in the Picture by Melissa De La Cruz

The Girl Stays in the Picture
Melissa De La Cruz
Simon and Schuster
June 2, 2009

In the summer the YA book club and I like to read quick, fun books and this one looks like it fits the bill. Not to mention the girl looks just like my daughter!

Here's the description from Simon and Schuster - looks like 1st in series!

If you can't be a mega teen superstar sensation then maybe you'll be lucky enough to join her entourage.

Devon -- one name only, please -- is the latest and jail-bait-est pop star to hit number one on the Billboard chart, and she's making her big-screen debut in Juicy. But after her stint in rehab, the studio isn't so sure she's their girl anymore. If they cut any more of her lines, she'll be a silent film actress! Can Devon regain her star status? She needs to watch her back and make sure that flash doesn't catch her causing a scene, and we don't mean the kind you can yell "Cut!" after.

Livia has lost the weight and gained the attitude in the Hollywood party scene. Her dad's an Oscar-winning producer, and with a hot Beverly Hills boyfriend on her arm as well as her photos all over the pages of, Livia looks like she has a perfect life. But looks can be perfectly deceiving....

And there's fresh-faced Casey, who left a job bagging groceries at the Piggly Wiggly to play personal assistant to her best friend...and Devon's rival. She's got the biggest crush on the biggest star of the film -- a hot Brit known for loving and leaving. Will Casey stay true to herself while trying to find a place in his universe?

Stars. They're just like us. But what does that mean for the rest of us? Stay tuned, people.

I hope this is as entertaining as it sounds! What are you waiting for?

Waiting on Wednesday is brought to you courtesy of Breaking the Spine. Cruz on over there and find some more books to read!


  1. "They are just like the rest of us", that's what I usually think when I see pictures(many of them manipulated) and big juicy headlines about celebrities. Sounds like an entertaining book.

    Your daughter must be a beautiful girl with wonderful hair(I remember that I always wished for a hair like that when I was younger) =)

    Here's the book I'm waiting for.

  2. KB thanks so much for this post. I enjoy Melissa De La Cruz's writing. Girl Stays in the Picture looks like fun. What a great cover. Something new to suggest to fans of Tia Williams
    It Chicks.

  3. Doret - I've never heard of the It Chicks - that's now on the Summer Reads list!

  4. KB It Chicks books are so much fun. The author Tia Williams worked for a magazine. I think fashion, and Girls Stay in the Picture came in today

  5. Oh this one looks really fun. Can't wait for this one! :o)


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