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How to Be Almost Famous in Ten Days by Kathleen S. Allen
Publication date: March 15th 2013
Genre: YA Contemporary
Seventeen-year-old Cassie Cee feels invisible because she’s a double-digit size. She finds a book in a secondhand bookstore that she hopes will change her life. Her best friend’s brother wants to make vlogs about how she is following the ten rules she found in the book, why she is doing it, and how she feels about being invisible for his school project. She agrees, but only if he promises no one but his college advisor will see the vlogs. He promises, but a friend of his posts them online and they go viral.
When one of the “famous rules” puts her best friend, Rachel in a dangerous situation, Cassie makes one last vlog and Chuck posts it online. But emails begin arriving from other girls who have felt invisible, and she realizes she has to own up to being “the real Cassie Cee.”
(I’ve lost my notes for this book so I’m just going to write what I remember.)
I LOVED this book! It was sooo GOOD! I devoured it in a single day! Literally, couldn’t put my phone down!
I connected with the main character Cassie AND her best friend Rachel. Usually, I hate the best friends. I’ll talk about Rachel in a second.
Cassie was shopping with her best friend when she found this book called ‘How To Be Famous in Ten Days’ and it listed what you had to do in order to get people to know how you where.
One of the rules was to start a video blog. I love this kind of thing! I watch vloggers all the time! Cassie thought that if she introduced herself, people wouldn’t really care because she wasn’t that pretty. So she got her friend Rachel to do it.
Now…that kinda defeats the point, doesn’t it? Getting your best friend to introduce herself so that she can be famous. I could kinda see what Cassie was trying to do, but obviously it didn’t work and Cassie finally stepped up and told the world who she was.
Rachel, the best friend, loved reading! According to Cassie, she has stacks and stacks of romances novels (just like me!). She was a really nice girl, although she didn’t seem to like it when Cassie was the famous one, not her. But they stayed friends.
There wasn’t really much of a romance, except for Rachel’s brother Chuck and his boyfriend. Towards the end, Cassie found the boy for her which I thought was quite sweet!
This was a really light-hearted novel and I would read it again and again! I would recommend it to everyone who wants to read a light contemporary and laugh a lot.
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Kathleen has been writing since she was eight years old when she self-published her first book. Okay, she hand-copied her poems onto plain white paper, paper punched three holes in the sides, made an orange and blue “book jacket” and threaded red ribbon through the holes that she tied with a bow. Ta Dah! Her first book! She’s been writing ever since. She writes in different genres but YA is her favorite.