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Next Door To A Star Paperback – August 25, 2015
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Reviewed By Lisa McCombs for Readers' Favorite: 5 stars
Being fifteen is just not an easy job. Especially for the socially awkward. And Hadley fitted right into that category. Sometimes it was the only place she felt she fitted. When her best and only friend Lexi moves away, Hadley is certain that her future suddenly turned bleaker than ever, if that was possible. An invitation to spend the summer with her grandparents seemed the best solution for her. Hadley entertained hopes of befriending Simone Hendrickson, her grandparent's movie star neighbor. Of course, she thought, that will never happen. Things like that never happened to her, but it was fun to imagine. So, Hadley is surprised when Simone actually recognizes her as a companion, even though it is obvious that it is a rebound situation. Simone is constantly at odds with Morgan and Pilar, neither of whom give Hadley the time of day. It seems that Hadley is doomed to be the "loser," no matter where she lives.
Next Door to a Star by Krysten Lindsay Hager is a heart wrenching tale of a young girl growing into her teen years. Hadley is faced with the reality of the fickleness of young girls while also learning the truth of the old adage of "you can't judge a book by its cover." Caught in a maze of jealousy, painful gossip, and the status of brand name importance, Hager's main character is representative of every teenage girl. The author really nailed the reality of a young girl's early high school years. I think this is a valuable read for girls ages 12-18.
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This story really reminds you of what it is like to be in high school and middle school. A lot of times as we get older we tend to forget the struggles and only remember the good. Reading this book had me going, "Oh I had a friend like that." Krysten Hager certainly knows how to write a wonderful story with believable characters.
I will be buying a copy for my daughter who is a sophmore.
Language: no bad language
Sex: no sex. There are a couple of non-descriptive kisses
This was very appropriate for 6-7th grade. There is a lot of who likes whom, and "mean girl" behavior. The second in the series got great reviews so I started with this one. There is enough of a HEA and I'm not really vested in the heroine or the story, so I'm going to hold here.
Who hasn’t dreamed of living next door to a celebrity, hanging out with them, and actually being able to call them a friend? I know I would love that, and I’m an adult! That excitement would only be magnified for a teenager. Hager totally nails teen drama and angst, complete with cliques, first loves, first kisses, and all the associated gossip with that age group. There are a number of humorous scenes, and one in particular involving self-tanners. Unfortunately, that one may be relatable for many readers. I particularly enjoyed Hadley’s grandparents, who are well-meaning but lovably clueless at times. Starting over is tough for anyone, and especially tough for teenage girls. Hager has the ability to transport the reader back in time, and in this case, will have them envisioning what their teenage years would have been like if they had been living next door to a star.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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