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Starring Me Paperback – July 9, 2012
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Kara is a young, hopeful, wanna be actress who is selected to be one of 10 girls to "audition" for a variety show. The exact details of the show, including the costar, are kept secret from the girls trying out.
The exact details revolve around Chad - the latest winner of an American Idol type show who, after only a year, is already tired of the teen heartthrob lifestyle. When he and his parents are pitched the idea for a variety show, they set some ground rules of their own. Chad's parents insist their son's costar must be a Christian, desiring the girl to be uplifting to his spiritual walk.
For me, the book was only meh. The story line didn't contain twists, turns, or anything surprising/exciting. It was a quick read, and I enjoyed the author's writing style. I think its unfair of me to expect a novel for teens
to be as complex as others I read, but I found the predictability a bit tired.
This book could be a great spring board, however, for the "in the world but not of the world discussion." Should we surround ourselves with Christians lest we be tempted to stray? I don't agree with the position taken by the parents (and presumably the author) but is certainly a topic worth talking about.
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Kara McCormick was born to perform and while she didn't win the boy on The Book of Love, she came away with an even better prize in her new best friend Addy. The girls have a lot in common but the one thing they don't share is Addy's belief in God. Kara doesn't see the need for Him in her life even though she's seen Him work in Addy's. All that changes when Kara gets the chance to audition for a new teen sketch comedy show, convinced it's her ticket to making her dreams come true. When things don't go as smoothly as she expected, she'll discover that God works in our lives whether we acknowledge Him or not. Kara also gets a lesson about what's really important and the meaning of real love - the kind that's all consuming and never ending.
I thoroughly enjoyed Kara! She's straightforward, selfless and laugh-out-loud funny. She shows integrity and an openness to what Addy and several others have to say. There's a sweetness to the friendship she develops with Chad and parents of younger readers have nothing to worry about. The idea of courtship; not dating until you're serious about finding a lifelong partner is addressed with Kara and Addy discussing the pros and cons of bouncing from one relationship to the next.
Krista McGee is one of the few Christian authors I've found who is able to share a message of love, forgiveness and grace without sounding preachy or cheesy.Read more ›
Rating: Light, funny, a perfect summer read and a new favorite
Yes, you saw correctly. This is the second book that I have said has been a favorite. This is McGee's second book, and it takes place sometime after First Date. I have not read this, but I will be soon, so I don't know if this is a series or just another stand alone with the same characters. From what I've gathered First Date focuses on Addy, who is best friends with Kara. Kara is the focus of Starring Me. I don't feel like I've missed anything and probably wouldn't have known that this was not the first if I had not been looking for more by this author.
Kara McCormick has always wanted to act. Her dream has been to end up on TV. She gets her shot when she is one out of ten girls vying for a slot on a new teen variety show. Chad Beacon, recent winner of America's Next Star, wants to do something more than singing. Neither really knows what it is that God has in store for them.
Wow! I have to say that I loved this book. Kara is such a funny girl. She is all about family, which makes sense since she has a huge one. I'm glad that she stands out form the other girls because of the goodness in her character. That is not most often the case. Regardless of where she's at and how far she makes it in the contest, she remains down to earth. She doesn't get sucked into the glitz and the glamour of stardom. She's still flawed-still human. She gets nervous and she second-guesses her talent. She has her own insecurities that are definitely relatable. The auditions and select people around her, begin to show Kara that there is more to life than acting, television and fame. At first Kara doesn't get it, but then she starts seeking.
Her seeking is the critical part of the story.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a fun Christian book. Kara has an opportunity to co-star in a tv show. Unbeknownst to her, the co-star needs to be a Christian. Will she get the part? stay tuned....Published 3 months ago by Marsha Irene
So good. Krista McGee does a good job integrating the Bible in that doesn't make it sound too preachy.Published 9 months ago by Emily
This book was really awesome. I had a feeling all along that Jillian was a fake, but I was still nervous about her. I'm glad Kara ended up with ChadPublished 20 months ago by ZOEY Jameson
clean sweet romance! thank you Krista for writing romance novels that are clean enough for teens to read!Published 22 months ago by rene
It made me laugh made me cry and changed my life. It goes to show how good God can be and I love it. This is definitely a must read.Published on February 4, 2014 by heather
I LOVED this book!! I was looking for a great book for Christian teens and this was it. I would definitely recommend it to every girl.Published on December 28, 2013 by Sarah Voelker
I bought this book for my 13 yr. old daughter. I read and enjoyed it myself . She also loved it.Published on September 22, 2013 by Bonnie Artman
Kara McKormick is a normal American teenager... well, except that she's been in a reality television show competing for a date with the First Son. Read morePublished on August 10, 2013 by Emily Rachelle
Starring Me is the sequel to First Date that I reviewed last year. I LOVED First Date so I was really excited when BookSneeze had Starring Me available to review. Read morePublished on July 23, 2013 by Beth Anne's Best