[Free E–pub] When You Wish BY Kristin Harmel
It s not ike the book #s supposed to be realistic Is itStarAmanda is very uick to deny what she doesn t #supposed to be realistic Is itStarAmanda is very uick to deny what she doesn t to know Like with her father She so badly wants to believe he s the father she remembers him as not who her mother tells her he is It s sad really Her parents suck at being parentsI really iked Ben even though he was barely a part of the story He should have had a bigger role Cute Textbook Boy I Natural Blonde love you When You Wish is a cute book I d recommend it Reviewed by Chelsea Swiggett for TeensReadToocomMost people have the preconceived notion that celebrities have it easy If you think that you should go out and get a copy of this book Star Beck is famous She s worshiped by millions of fans gets an extremely high paycheck andives in five star hotels But a ot of people seem to think that her ife is Samantha Spinner and the Super Secret Plans luxurious and that she doesn t have a care in the world While Star sife may have its benefits it s certainly not easy She s shuffled from place to place hardly getting any time to rest She has to practice her dance moves watch her calorie intake and be perfect practically 247 She can forget doing anything normal Land of a Thousand Hills: My Life in Rwanda like going to the movies with her friends And she s getting sick of the pop starife So she cuts off and dies her hair puts on a pair of glasses and sets off to ive a normal ife She actually starts to make real friends and eat fatty foods She s Infestation living aife she never thought would be possible But can she keep up her disguise forever or will someone eventually find out who she really is This book was just plain fun I was hooked as soon as I read the first sentence Practically everyone s fantasized about If My Love Were a Fire Truck: A Daddy's Love Song living a celebrityife and all the benefits it would entail but this book was pretty eye opening on that issue The celebrity Write It When I'm Gone: Remarkable Off-The-Record Conversations with Gerald R. Ford life is aot harder than it seems on TV There are a Ready for Summer lot of books about celebrities and people becoming famous but this one sticks out Star despite her name is just an average everyday normal teenager which makes her uiteikable Kristin Harmel did an amazing job on her characters as well as the plot She never Cyberselfish A Critical Romp Through The Terribly Libertarian Culture Of High Tech let the book get dull I was so into the story I didn t realize how fast it was going by I m actually pretty sad it s over Definitely a must read I found this in myibrary s e book offerings before bed as I was searching for a uick bedtime escapistfun read adding balance to my dissertating PhD ife I knew from the description it would be a classic depiction of a fictional famous person ike other books that populate my famous shelf As I have noted before I rather Write Your Novel!: Tips from a Bestseller love this funnyittle sub genre of contemporary realistic fiction ishlet s be honest many of the books here are pretty fantastical I was right famous childyoung adult star overbearing and somewhat selfish momager running away from it all to Dogs Behaving Badly live a normalife out of the spotlight cute boy who doesn t recognize the starclassic tropes With a 2008 pub date this is a bit dated but fit the bill for my escape into fame This book was okay It s written from the point of view of 16 year old Star Beck an insanely popular famous pop singer First Year Teacher: Wit and Wisdom from Teachers Who've Been There like Brittney Spears or whoever the one now is Kelly Clarkson It s about how the pop star sife is far from perfect her mother controlling what she wears and eats fake relationship with famous pop king as a publicity stunt everyone just trying to get her money everything that happens in her Revenge of the Land: A Century of Greed, Tragedy, and Murder on a Saskatchewan Farm life being taped by the media people spreading rumors that she s in rehab for alcohol abuse whenever she gets sick etc etc etcEarly in the book Star discovers that her father who walked out on them when she was very young has been trying to contact her for many years but her mother has kept theetters from her She embarks on a uest for normalcy changes her hair and makeup so she won t be recognized and takes off in search of her father It s the story of what happens when she meets him how she adjusted to normal April 16th: Virginia Tech Remembers life and romance and how she took back control of her careerIt was not the best written book I ve ever read but far from being the worst Once I got in a few chapters I was hooked and didn t want to put it down There was only one part of the book that I found unbelievable based on how the character was written and unfortunatly that was a pretty important part ited to the big conflict that ed to the end of the book I had trouble believing that she would call Jesse instead of Ben Otherwise it was a decent story in that respectAnd it is a somewhat empowering story for teenage girls I thin. G cheeseburgers Swapping her stilettos for flip flops Getting a job that doesn’t reuire dancing winking or mall appearances And falling for the cutest realest boy she’s ever met But how will she know if he feels the same way Because for once in her ife someone is going to have to ike her for who she really is. ,
Eal boyfriend one who isn t #all about showy kisses for the media and making a big entrance a real friend one #about showy kisses for the media and making a big entrance a real friend one won t sell her out to the tabloids Of course her job is far from average and her schooling is as well She s got her GED but she s not been to a real school in forever Not since Disney I think it was Disney in the book it might have been Nickelodeon plucked her out of her ordinary existence and made her the rich and famous it girl of the moment The only girl who doesn
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School And Which Wasand which was the plastic beach reads shelf insert on the side of one of the YA shelves in the ibrary i ve read it before but forgotten it clearly because i used to consume books ike gasoline and then immediately expel them in clear memory ess fumes not to get too into it but i was very obsessed with these sorts of books on celebrity culture either because1 they re FUN or because2 not to psychoanalyze myself but clearly i was very The Habitat Guide to Birding lonely and needed to sink myself one YA novel at a time into these glitzyittle alternate Space Kid lives in order to escape or ateast temporarily stretch outside of my own body it was the brand of wish fulfillment most available to me or whatever hence the fact that even at 19 i still have all of Airhead by meg cabot memorized because i read that Circumstantial Evidence: Death, Life, and Justice in a Southern Town literally about seven hundred times it s about having your brain transplanted into the body of aiteral model and thus a better ife and not even by choice so you can retain some degree of nobleness and rightful indignation in the face of your beautiful beautiful fate my ove of this was probably some early form of dysphoria or at Every Drop for Sale: Our Desperate Battle Over Water least dysmorphia or probably just the bud of womanhood and the subseuent dream of experiencing full and glorious inhabitation of femininityanyway the book itself is just onearge repetition of each one of Star s thoughts which is optimal for a certain kind of headspace entering and for fully imagining yourself as the character which was something that i was unbeknownst to myself Down We Go: Living Into the Wild Ways of Jesus looking for in books at 13 probably again not to psychoanalyze myself every page in the beginning for example she says some variation of but my momoves me and I m Star Beck and there s no way to escape this gilded cage of fame Rightsadly it was not as fun as i wanted it to be and the Reach for the Rainbow: Advanced Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse lush 90s painting of a cover misled me into thinking it would be slightly surreal along theines of a tyra banks modelland or a weetzie bat neither of which i have read the Troubled Waters love interest was stupid as fuck and in fact boring to death however that s harsh because i think his biggest strength was his visual aspect which as i obviously wasooking at him through the sieve of words printed on shitty brown yellow YA paperback pages could not effectively see i think it was dumb how he winked so much anyway is this a review i feel The Allergy-Fighting Garden: Stop Asthma and Allergies with Smart Landscaping like it is here how about if you are one of the two and a half people that read this youet me know in the comments Actual rating 375 starsI wound up enjoying this surprisingly enough It s really funny and I aughed out oud a few times I have a very weird sense of humor just sayingShe s applying for a job And she s trying to ive the normal ife so she has to make up a name Your name she says with a Shadower laugh Oh It s Amanda I tell her Amanda what she asks Pepper I say Okay it sounds a bit weird But Pepper could be aast name RightI don t have a clue why I found this funny Maybe it s because she blurted out Pepper of all thingsShe never went to high school and doesn t know any schools in Florida Naturally Where did you go to high school he asks Back in California you wouldn t know it Try me Nick says cheerfully I have some friends in LA Uh I stall Sweet Valley High Nick Owls: Birds of the Night looks at me funny Amanda Nick says slowly That s a series of books Which they named after my school Oh my god the things she says They re hilarious Sweet Valley High LOLSorry guys I have a terrible sense of humorOkay moving on When You Wish is not at all realistic It s all very surreal StarAmanda is 16 and she s the most popular in America Say what She s so young Child actor believable But to have her debut album hit 3 on the charts just within the first two weeks it not Because she s THIRTEEN At fourteen she releases her second album and then by the time she s sixteen she s already won two Grammys Seriously this is not America Ignore that and herife is still a bit of a stretch But whatever. Ve and without people being nice just because well she’s Star Beck And when she discovers that her mom has been Bon Bon Voyage (A Carolyn Blue Culinary Mystery, lying to her for years about something very important Star decides to find out what the world beyond her stage isike after allIn the blink of an emerald green eye Star finds herself buying a car Eatin. Kristin Harmel is a new to me author though I have acuired several
Of Her Titles That Areher titles that are on my TBR pile Though I don t normally find myself drawn to the young adult genre this book appealed to me on several Bon Bon Voyage levels First the idea of a teen superstar who isikeable when all we ever hear about is the scandal and drama of the teen celebrities inundating the media nowadays is a refreshing and welcome change Secondly I iked that the story was clean I don t think the young adult genre should cross over into mainstream adult fiction and there have been a few books I have taken
On Recently That Were Marketedrecently that were marketed young adult but were excessively graphic and explicit and not for a young adult reader Last but not east When You Wish is a feel good story about a young girl on a journey to take back her ife who finds ove along the wayI enjoyed going along for the ride when Star Beck decides to find out what the world is Handwriting like outside of her reality When she discovers that her mother has beenying to her for the past six years she alters her appearance and takes off for Florida to find the father she hasn t seen in thirteen years When her funds run drastically A Look Over My Shoulder: A Life in the Central Intelligence Agency low she resorts to getting a job in a restaurant using a false name She is drawn to a boy in the restaurant and ultimately gets to know him better and he helps her improve her waitressing skillsI was uite surprised at the direction the story took when Star finallyocates her father but I felt it made Star a stronger and realistic character The author does an exceptional job of giving the reader a front row seat to Star s ife Several times throughout the book I found myself wondering how the truth would be revealed and what the conseuences would be for concealing her true identity In the end this book turned out to be a very fast and enjoyable read that made me smile After falling completely in ove with Harmel s The Life Intended I knew I wanted to give some of her earlier novels a chance I m usually a big fan of young adult novels and the famous person falling for the regular person trope is one of my favorites so When You Wish sounded Ravishing Ruby like something I was probably going to enjoy and I definitely didIt s a cute sweet coming of age novel that focuses around a sixteen year old girl Star Beck who s become a household name in theast six years thanks to her hit TV show and the four albums she s released that have each become huge successes Everyone everywhere wants to be Star Beck but unfortunately Star After reading I had become a huge fan of Kristin Harmel So naturally I went out and purchased all of her books I could find This is the first of her young adult novels And it delievers just much as her others Star Beck is a teen sensation who s so famous she s got everything expect her dad She runs away from the spotlight to go in search of her father and goes on the journey of a ifetime posing as an normal teenager This was fun to read and I really enjoyed the story and the characters For some reason I pictured Justin Timberlake as her superstar boyfriend I think he really fit the description from when Justin was first breaking into acting and still with Nsync Highly recommended to all for a ight summer fun read Cute story about 16 year old Star a famous teen #throb singer and actor Her mother micromanages everything she does all based on making sure that #singer and actor Her mother micromanages everything she does all based on making sure that doesn t Days of Infamy: Military Blunders Of The 20th Century lose her ability to keep rolling in the dough Star s father has been out of the picture since she was 3 One day she is given a view spoilerletter that her father wrote to her and sheearns that he has been writing her every single month for 6 years so she runs away to find him changing her appearance so people hopefully won t recognize her All she wants is to be normal hide spoiler Harmel Kristin 2008 When You WishI enjoyed this much than I thought I would Typically books written about teens who have it all money popularity good Old Yeller looks etc don t do much for me And on the surface this book is about that About a teen girl who supposedly has it allStar Beck A sixteen year old pop star who already has than a few bestselling record breaking albums to her name A beautifulong haired red haired princess of pop But Star is missing a few things a real mother who is there for her who Flying by the Seat of My Pants: Flight Attendant Adventures on a Wing and a Prayer listens who is kind who is supportive who isn t all about the money and fame a real father one who didn t abandon her when she was three only to resurface when she s one of the most famous teens on the planet a Star Beck is super duper megastar famous She rocks–literally–every night in concert for thousands of cheering fans But the pop starife–tour buses fauxmances size 0 minis–is getting a Lincoln: An Illustrated Biography little old Star can’t help wondering what it would beike to be a regular girl–without paparazzi trailing her every mo.