Friday, January 8, 2010

Book Review: "Talk of the Town" by Lisa Wingate


Product Description (from Amazon):
The show American Megastar is the hottest thing on television but its associate producer, Mandalay Florentino, is worried. She's just arrived in the tiny town of Daily, Texas, to arrange a surprise "reunion concert" for hometown finalist Amber Amberson. Only it turns out everyone in town seems to know the secret. And paparazzi are arriving. Word from Hollywood is that Amber has disappeared with a "bad boy" actor. Can anything go right in this tumbleweed town? Imagene Doll loves her town of Daily, Texas, but things are lonely without her beloved husband. Life seems dull. At least until that fancy-dressed woman pulls into town, looking terrified and glamorous all at once. Soon life's not the least bit boring as Imagene and the rest of Daily find themselves at the center of a media maelstrom--with a young girl's future on the line.

My overall feeling of the book:
It was really, really hard to get into this book and stay interested enough to finish reading it. I pushed through because I already had so much time invested in it. It took me forever to finish it and I was ready to move onto another book.

My Favorite Character:
I really didn’t have a favorite character.

My Favorite Scene:
My favorite scene was when Imagene Doll, an elderly lady, rode the rollar coaster for the very first time.

It Would Have Been Better If:
I didn’t like how the book flipped back and forth between the two women with each chapter. I would just start “feeling” what I was reading and then it was pulled away. It frustrated me.

Rating:
5/10. An “ok” book but don’t really recommend it.

Challenges:
2010 100+ Reading Challenge
Chick Lit Challenge

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