Author: Kristina Springer
Series: Stand Alone
Published: December 15, 2012
Source: Copy Provided by the Author (in exchange for an honest review)
My Rating: 3.5 Stars!
Livvie Peterson thought taking Interpersonal Communications her junior year would be an easy A. But when the first assignment is given, her world flips upside down. Here’s the deal: the class is assigned a six-week project and is split into three groups— Paparazzi, Tabloid, and Celebrities. The Paparazzi follow around the Celebrities taking pictures and grabbing any kind of quotes they can. The Celebrities try to navigate being tailed on a daily basis. And the Tabloid receives all the information collected by the Paparazzi and decides what makes the weekly summary report. Sounds harmless…and it’s all just pretend anyway, right?
Livvie is assigned as Paparazzi and when she is matched up with the über-cute Chas Montgomery as her Tabloid boss she’s pretty sure things couldn’t get much better. Livvie’s uncanny ability to capture the Celebrities in compromising photos matched with Chas’s skill of exaggerating captions and editing the photos make them an unstoppable team. And the long hours working side by side with Chas aren’t a bad bonus.
Livvie simultaneously launches an anonymous blog, leaking the class’ photos and stories on the Internet. Her rising follower number quickly becomes addicting and she possibly spills too much information online. Once she finds her own celebrity will she be able to give it back? And will Chas be gone before she ever has the chance to find out?
My Thoughts and Review:
Every once in a while I really like reading something that I know will just be a fun read. Nothing hard core with too much going on or hard issues and drama.
I got that in The Paparazzi Project but I also got an unexpected look into gossip and the cause and affect on not only the ones being talked about, but the ones that helped fuel the rumors.
I really wasn't expecting this one to have life lessons that we could all probably benefit from and I really liked that about this read. It was subtle about the massages that it was trying to convey without being so subtle that the message wasn't clear.
Livvie was a good girl that made some bad choices but thankfully she had some very understanding friends and a teacher that helped her see the wrongs she had committed and help set them right.
I loved Lizzie's personality. She was a funny character with a slightly less than normal sense of humor. She was a little sarcastic and a whole lot quirky and I really enjoyed the way her mind worked. She really wasn't a confrontational person and didn't like the idea of the whole project to begin with. She really didn't start out wanting to hurt anyone but of course things happen and people get hurt along the way.
I really enjoyed the slight romance in this and the way the author handled everything. This really was a fun read that really does have some great life lessons in it that I think anyone can appreciate.