22 January 2011

Review: Izzy's Popstar Plan by Alex Marestaing

Izzy's Popstar Plan - Alex Marestaing
Series: Book #1
Publication Date: January 4th 2011
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1400316545 (ISBN13: 9781400316540)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
Source: BookSneeze, received a free review copy for an honest review

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Izzy Baxter has big plans—popstar plans.

Ever since she was six, she’s dreamed of becoming the world’s next singing sensation. Now sixteen, her singing career is on the rise, and she’s been selected to compete on the hit TV show International Popstar Challenge. As Izzy performs in far off locations such as Tokyo and Paris, it seems as if her plans are coming off without a hitch. But God has plans of His own, and Izzy will soon discover that living for Him is “way cooler” than megastar fame.

Presented like a daily blog, set up like a devotional, and read like a novel—this book will be an instant hit with tween girls. This cutting edge new product will meet girls where they are, and girls will love following Izzy on her incredible adventure. Plus, they’ll get daily spiritual food to equip them on their own incredible adventure with God.

Hmm, how should I start? So, it's a very light read, good for relaxing, but also kinda blah for me. I like the blog post format, it makes the book easier to read, and the readers get to know more about what's happening via the comments posted by her friends other than whatever Izzy posted, and that's all. I don't feel connected to any of the characters, not even Izzy. There're so many stuffs that we don't know about the other characters If she didn't keep mentioning it and the paparazzis, I probably won't notice that she's someone famous, or even her passion for singing lol.

Anyway, she's a teenager, but she doesn't really act like one. The crisis/her mistake part, I honestly don't think that's a serious mistake. She is no fun at all, yikes! And how come her father doesn't allow her to date anyway, she's a teenager, and it's the 21st century. It's just a date, not a freaking marriage. The romancelessness makes me sad. :(

The blog posts are quite short, really. And I was expecting pictures too, I mean, who blogs without uploading any pictures? I still prefer the real blogs, and the real blog posts. Probably won't be reading another book in blog post format.

It's just not my cup of tea.

Cover Design:
Super fun looking! Love it!

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