When I say young paparazzo, I mean a sixteen year old girl who goes by Jo. Believe it or not, there has been a growth in teenage paparazzo as of late. Whatever the case, being a teenage paparazzo is what Jo figures to be her best way to accomplish what she really wants: to attend and pay for college, so she can be a professional portrait photographer. The beginning began a little slow for my tastes. Being a paparazzo pretty much consumes her life.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Shooting Stars by Allison Rushby. Everyone agrees that the paparazzi are the scourge of the earth. They're low. They're despicable. They'll do anything for that perfect shot.
And yet Meet Josephine Foster, or 'Zo Jo as she's called in the biz. The best pint-sized photographer of them all, Jo knows that the public-and the stars-have a symbiotic relationship Everyone agrees that the paparazzi are the scourge of the earth. The best pint-sized photographer of them all, Jo knows that the public-and the stars-have a symbiotic relationship with the paparazzi. She doesn't mind doing what it takes to get that perfect shot, until she's sent on a major undercover assignment to shoot Ned Hartnett-teen superstar and the only celebrity who's ever been kind to her-at an exclusive rehabilitation retreat.
The money will be enough to pay for Jo's dream: fine portrait photography classes, and maybe even quitting her 'zo gig for good. Everyone at the retreat wants to know: what Ned's in for? But Jo certainly doesn't know what she's in for: falling in love with Ned was never supposed to be part of her assignment. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Other Editions 4. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Shooting Stars , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Shooting Stars. Mar 21, Limonessa rated it did not like it Shelves: 3-neurons-involved , ebook , ya-lit , aussie-challenge , australian. Was this bad luck? I think so. My vanillas have gone rancid.
In this one, we have Josephine, a. Jo Zo, a year-old paparazz a. Daughter of a famous paparazzo, student by day, celebrity stalker by night. She's young, tiny and can sneak in where no other photographer can go. She needs the money to get out of her life as a pap and enroll in a proper photography school. Unfortunately, the plan to get in, shoot and get out backfires big time. The more she gets to know the sweet Ned, the more she realizes: - there's something weird about him she just can't put her finger on - she's loosing her cool and feels definitely attracted to the guy.
When the truth comes up, will Jo Zo be able to renounce her dream and do "the right thing"? I wish I could tell you this book is terrible, but it's not. I didn't hate it. I felt very indifferent to it. It's not boring, it's not awfully written.
It's just there's really very little to it. No substance, no depth, no - or very little - character development. I might repeat myself for the th time when I say this, but while I like light, fluffy stories, there has to be something in there. Something has to touch me, or amuse me or make me cry or whatever. Nothing is not good at all. This is the kind of book that if you ask me in 6 months what it was about or the name of the MC, I won't even be able to tell you. So NOT memorable. There are so many more nice vanillas out there you want to read.
Skip this one. Also seen on The Nocturnal Library. View all 10 comments. Apr 19, Jo rated it liked it. This book as a film: A Discussion.
Or Jo gets hypothetical and reveals far too much about herself. Their face would be plastered all over the world and they would be trending on Twitter. One Direction trending on Twitter?
Second Scenario. Mr Hartnett would be played by Zac Efron. His face would be plastered on the buses and billboards at the train station and I would sneakily look at him when I thought no one was looking and make a mental note to text my best friend and demand that she came with me to see it. It could go either way. This book had the danger of being so ridiculous and cringey and omgursoannoying see: One Direction that I would fling it out of the window and vow never to read a book again.
I would never read a book ever again. If anything could make that happen, the existence of One Direction fanfic would be it.
Luckily, this book was the latter. Also, I found it hilarious that the main bloke was named Hartnett because it brought back vivid memories of when I was about fifteen and I was obsessed with Josh Hartnett. Which, um, never happens. What was I even saying? Maybe it just caught me at a good time? Or maybe I just have a weakness for books where the hapless heroine meets a Hollywood movie star and shenanigans and kissing ensue. Except that this book was fluff. Not the kind that seems to attach itself to black clothing but the edible marshmallowy stuff in a tub that you get from Selfridges.
I received this book from the author. View all 19 comments. Dec 20, Intan Hurulaini rated it really liked it Shelves: owned. I thought it would be a boring teenage novel, but glad on interesting plot twist from the middle towards the end. Enjoyable lite reading. Josephine Foster or Zo Jo. The best pint-sized photographer of them all. She is a sixteen year-old paparazzo. She loves the rush of snapping elusive shots of celebrities and because of her age and size, she's able to go to places and get the pictures no else can.
She takes her job to another level by accepting a job that requires her to enter a retreat facility to keep an eye and get pictures of the famous singer and teen sensation Ned Hartnett , but she ends up discovering more about him than she Josephine Foster or Zo Jo.
She takes her job to another level by accepting a job that requires her to enter a retreat facility to keep an eye and get pictures of the famous singer and teen sensation Ned Hartnett , but she ends up discovering more about him than she expected.
Charming and Light-hearted. Shooting stars is a very entertaining and thoroughly enjoyable read.
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By Allison Rushby. I crouch behind some thick green shrubbery to do my final check. Sunglasses camera, check. Fake iPod camera, check.