Her whole life, Alexia Garcia has been told that she looks just like rock star Kari Kingsley. But being a famous person's doppelganger hasn't turned out to be the teen fantasy you'd expect. People look at Alexia like she must be as ditzy as her counterpart. One day when Alexia's photo filters through the Internet, she's offered a job as Kari's double. This would seem like the opportunity of a lifetime--or at least a way to make some fast cash--but Alexia's mother has always warned her against celebrities. They can't be trusted. They'll use her.
Alexia can't resist the siren call of fame. Who could say no to Hollywood, hot guys, and . . . um, did we mention hot guys already? She flies off to L.A. and gets immersed in a celebrity life. Not only does she have to get used to getting anything she wants, she also romances the hottest lead singer on the charts and finds out that her own father is a singing legend. Through it all, Alexia must stay true to herself, which is hard to do when you are pretending to be somebody else!
This Prince and the Pauper retelling is teen comedy at its best.
Publishers Weekly has called Janette's YA contemporary romances "Hilarious."
When ambitious Alexia Garcia is given the opportunity to work as a double for rock star Kari Kingsley, to whom she bears a strong resemblance, she hesitates at first, not wishing to disappoint her protective mother, who struggles to provide for her and warns her about the pitfalls of fame ("Your self-respect shouldn't have a price tag"). But after meeting with Kari, she realizes that Kari's musician father, Alex Kingsley, is also her own absentee father. Resentful of her mother's secrecy and determined to meet him, Alexia packs her bags for Hollywood, where she trains to be Kari and falls in love with Kari's hot nemesis, singer Grant Delray. Unfortunately, Grant believes she is Kari, as does the press, which reports that Kari is cheating on her boyfriend. Alexia's voice offers an appealing mix of compassion and street smarts, as she struggles with her role as imposter and how to find her authentic self, making Rallison's (How to Take the Ex Out of Ex-Boyfriend) Cinderella-perfect ending to this frothy journey all the more gratifying. Ages 12 up.
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