Genre: Literary Fiction
Length: 272 pages
Publisher: Atria Books
First Published: 2012
One of the best things about this book is that it shows you that while you try to desperately break away from something, or to get away, you very much run into making one catastrophic step after another. Here is what the book is about.
"What happens when you are followed by millions . . . and loved by none? Twenty-seven-year-old Logan Wade is trying to build a life for herself far from her unhappy childhood in Oklahoma. Until she gets the call that her famous cousin needs a new assistant— an offer she can’t refuse.
Logan hasn’t seen Kelsey in person since their parents separated them as kids; in the meantime, Kelsey Wade has grown into Fortune Magazine’s most powerful celebrity. But their reunion is quickly overshadowed by the toxic dynamic between Kelsey and her parents as Logan discovers that, beneath the glossy façade, the wounds that caused them to be wrenched apart so many years ago have insidiously warped into a show-stopping family business.
As Kelsey tries desperately to break away and grasp at a “real” life, beyond the influence of her parents and managers, she makes one catastrophic misstep after another, and Logan must question if their childhood has left them both too broken to succeed. Logan risks everything to hold on, but when Kelsey unravels in the most horribly public way, Logan finds that she will ultimately have to choose between rescuing the girl she has always protected . . . and saving herself." (GoodReads)
A light read with an impactful message. Starts out comforting and then begins to slowly enlighten you. It's the look at life through the lens of a celebrity. It was definitely a page turner for me. I began more and more, as I read through it, to be more and more curious about the events that were going to transpire with every decision made by the main character.
This is, as one other reviewer mentioned, a 'Britney Breakdown Era' of a novel. And I have to totally agree. Well put together novel.