Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Traveling To Teens: J. A. Yang

Traveling To Teens Tours are a way for us bloggers to get the word out about fantastic upcoming novels, that may be a great add to what you are currently reading. You can find out more about this all here.

J.A.Yang has slummed it in the valley with the Wakefield twins; slumber partied with Huey, Dewey and Louie; joined Krakow in stalking Angela; and climbed every mountain with the Von Trapps.

Originally from San Diego, he's lived and traveled the world (okay, not all of it) in pursuit of that most elusive of targets -- inspiration.

He's authored and published a book, written for online and offline publications, and maintained a variety of popular blogs on subjects ranging from movies and technology to personal stories and amateur musings. He's just wrapped up his second book, a fiction novel for teens, and is hard at work on his third one.

Summary: “Chloe-Grace can't help it—she's spectacular. How could she not be with celebrity parents who have been the queen and king of Hollywood for years? And Chloe is a celebrity all unto herself as well— she's the first celebrity-adopted kid in Hollywood. But now Chloe's sixteen, and she is tired of every undesired moment of the world's attention. She wonders what it would be like to be a "normal" kid in a regular school. To really understand it, though, she would need to go undercover. So after getting a "make-under" at the hands of her mother's fabulous stylist, she enters the "real" world. But she soon finds out that there is just as much drama there as there is in Hollywood....”

Review: The May release date is perfect for this book. It is a great book to sit outside, enjoy the sunshine and read.
Exclusively, Chloe isn't the next great American novel but it is fun and adorable and I really enjoyed it. Even if the story was a little predictable I thought Chloe was fun and smart character, trying to handle an impossible situation with grace.
I liked her relationship with her friends, from both schools, as she refused to give in to social circles and made an eclectic inner circle. I wished for a little more depth from her best friend Rachelle, but I suppose some celebrity kids actually are most concerned with fame.
I did really like the supporting cast of Luther, Vickie and Jana and of course Jake.
The ending left me wanting a little more as everything just wrapped up perfectly in what felt like a few pages. It was too abrupt although it did have the outcome I was hoping for.
Overall this is a prefect, cute summer read that I really enjoyed.

Come back for a guest post from J.A. Yang and head over to the Traveling To Teens site for a giveaway of Exclusively, Chloe.

1 comment:

Steph Su said...

Yeah, I pretty much agree with your review. It's a nice one though!

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