The book that inspired the hit Freeform series, by the New York Times-bestselling author of In Five Years.
When Paige Townsen gets plucked from high school obscurity to star in the movie adaptation of a blockbuster book series, her life changes practically overnight. Within a month, Paige has traded the quiet streets of her hometown for a bustling film set on the shores of Maui, and she is spending quality time with her costar Rainer Devon, one of People's Sexiest Men Alive. But when troubled star Jordan Wilder lands the role of the other point in the movie's famous love triangle, Paige's crazy new life begins to resemble her character's.
In this exciting tale of romance and drama, both on-and offscreen, Paige must adjust to a crazy new life without the daily support of her friends and family, while figuring out who she is--and who she wants--as the whole world watches.
When local theater star Paige lands her first film role, she trades high school for a Hawaiian film set. There, the 17-year-old forms a quick crush on her sweet, supportive, and cute co-star, Rainer. But when Jordan, Rainer's rival, auditions to be her character's other love interest, Paige realizes, "something remarkable is happening" between them from their first rehearsal. Like her character, Paige must eventually choose between the two men in her life. Serle (The Edge of Falling) establishes a glamorous premise in a gorgeous setting, as well as an enticing romance-within-a-romance framework, though the writing occasionally creeps toward clich (Paige says the sweatshirt she borrows from Jordan "smells like him. Like wood and fire. Like the elements things are made of. Pure and essential"). While the author creates a well-drawn backstory for Paige, with complicated friends and family, her home life and Hollywood life read like two different books. In the end, it's the question of which boy Paige will choose that gives the story its forward momentum. Ages 12 up.
Enjoyed this book. Light reading.
I was introduced to the show “Famous in Love” so of course once I found out it was based on a book, I had to read it. The book and show are definitely different but the book is amazing. The constant plot twists keep you on the edge wanting more.
Could not put it down
Great book. Disappointed with the adaptation but a brilliant read!