Review: The Paparazzi Project by Kristina Springer

Name of book: The Paparazzi Project
Author:  Kristina Springer
Publication: December 15th 2012
Genre: YA Contemporary
Source: Provided by the kind author...

Livvie Peterson thought taking Interpersonal Communications her junior year would be an easy A. But when the first assignment is given, her world flips upside down. Here’s the deal: the class is assigned a six-week project and is split into three groups— Paparazzi, Tabloid, and Celebrities. The Paparazzi follow around the Celebrities taking pictures and grabbing any kind of quotes they can. The Celebrities try to navigate being tailed on a daily basis. And the Tabloid receives all the information collected by the Paparazzi and decides what makes the weekly summary report. Sounds harmless…and it’s all just pretend anyway, right?

Livvie is assigned as Paparazzi and when she is matched up with the ├╝ber-cute Chas Montgomery as her Tabloid boss she’s pretty sure things couldn’t get much better. Livvie’s uncanny ability to capture the Celebrities in compromising photos matched with Chas’s skill of exaggerating captions and editing the photos make them an unstoppable team. And the long hours working side by side with Chas aren’t a bad bonus.

Livvie simultaneously launches an anonymous blog, leaking the class’ photos and stories on the Internet. Her rising follower number quickly becomes addicting and she possibly spills too much information online. Once she finds her own celebrity will she be able to give it back? And will Chas be gone before she ever has the chance to find out?

-- My Rating --

3.5 / 5 Oscars: Liked it...

-- My Thoughts --

     I have never heard of the author before, but when she approached me for a review, I accepted. Since the plot is really promising even though the cover is not exactly flattering. I loved many aspects of this book and it will not be my last from the author, for sure...
     Livvie is just your average teenage girl. The one who avoids attention and prefers to stay off the high school radar. But when, in one of her classes, an intriguing assignment comes up. Livvie is thrilled to be part of the paparazzi group. The class is divided into three parts: The Celebrities (the ones who should get used to being followed), The Tabloids (the ones whom the paparazzi bring photos to), and The Paparazzi (the ones who stalk the celebrities). 
     Having to work with the cute, charming Chas as a tabloid is definitely fun. But when reality and acts mix and a simple project turns into chaos  what should you do? Find out more in this awesome high school tale, The Paparazzi Project...
     The first thing that captured me in this book was the idea of the assignment. Because, in my school, we are only 8 students in class. The SAME 8 students share the same classes, and our number is too small to 
do these kinds of assignments so it was intriguing to read about it. The characters were nothing special but that did not bother me.
     The little romance between Livvie and Chas was cute, teenage crushes and I liked that. I am kinda tired of the I-would-die-without-you, deep-within-the-heart romances in other books. What I didn't like though, was Livvie's choices. They were stupid and I cannot give much away without giving spoilers so you gotta read it for yourself.
     This book was enjoyable and realistic. But it had its bad moments, which fortunately, were not many. You gotta read this book for yourself to find out if it is indeed, your cup of dark chocolate  (or coffee, or tea, whatever you fancy)


  1. I'm looking forward to reading this book soon! I'm glad to hear there's a cute, light romance that goes you said, it's refreshing to read something that isn't "life or death." :P Great review!

    1. Definitely right.
      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Hm, I don't really know what to think. At first glance, this doesn't sound like my kind of thing at all as I generally avoid contemporary YA, but it DOES sound fun and I love the premise, so I might just give it a shot at some point, when I'm in need of a light, entertaining read.
    Great review! :)

  3. ooo this sounds cute and definitely an original idea!

  4. I do like the sound of it, and it's not like I have read any books with paparazzi in them before


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