Monday, July 1, 2013

Between You and Me: A Novel by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus

I absolutely loved, Between You and Me! It is like being in the inner circle of a celebrities life.

The book is narrated by Logan Wade, who reconnects with her famous cousin on her 27th birthday. Logan and Kelsey haven't seen one another or talked to each other since childhood, when an accident caused a family drift and Kelsey's upward mobility into the world of the rich and famous furthered the gap.

Logan leaves her job in New York to become, Kelsey's personal assistant and she has to tread the lines between her personal and professional relationship with Kelsey. Kelsey slowly begins to make choices that cause a domino effect and her life slowly starts to fall apart.

All of it is caught by the paparazzi  and the train wreck that her life becomes --- could have easily been inspired by Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Lindsey Lohan,  Jessica Simpon, ect ....

The book shows how easily the media can manipulate things, making them look worse then they are and how being famous can be more of a burden than a hindrance. The family dynamics are interesting and the story line is entertaining.

The book is very enjoyable but the ending is abrupt --- there really isn't much of a resolution, which makes the book fill unfinished. Overall it is worth the time and energy put into reading it.

Grade: B

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