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Emotions on the Web
on April 14, 2010
I have been placed in situations where I had to choose between my family and my job. My morals would not allow me to put a job first. I have walked away from a couple of positions for that reason. However, when you are young and just starting out like Sandy Saavedra, the main character in Lone Star Legend by Gwendolyn Zepeda, you may see things a little differently.
Sandy's dream job is to be a successful writer. After a major company purchases the Web site she works for, her world is turned upside down and she finds herself doing things she would not normally do. Sandy is writing trash and gossip about actors, singers, and any other person who enters into her world. She is jet setting all over the United States attempting to have fun.
When a mythical creature is supposedly spotted close to where Sandy's aunt used to live, she finds herself interviewing a family friend. By interviewing him, Sandy's page views skyrocket; sending her into celebrity status. But is this the attention she was seeking when she started her journey as a writer? How much more is she willing to sacrifice in order to stay on top?
Ms. Zepeda created a realistic story of what really goes on behind the scenes of gossip magazines and celebrity news. However, the story could have moved along a little faster if some of the repetitive scenes were left out. I recommend Lone Star Legend to readers who like stories about Latinos and/or life as a reporter/writer.
I received this book from the publisher for review purposes.