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STARSTRUCK by Rachel Shukert: Review + Q&A

Starstruck by Rachel Shukert ( web | tweet ) Book 1 of 3. Publication Date: March 12, 2013 Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (Random House) Pages: 352 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: 1930s Hollywood, celebrity, secrets, women’s roles Format read: eBook from author (Thank you!) Summary: In the midst of 1930s Hollywood, three teenage […]

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March 5, 2014 - 9:01 am

Hollywood Week: Rachel Shukert Welcomes You, Estelle - […] more on Rachel Shukert » Website | Twitter | Our interview with Rachel | Starstruck / Love Me on […]

March 4, 2014 - 9:21 am

Love Me by Rachel Shukert (YA Review) - […] Me by Rachel Shukert ( web | tweet ) Part of the STARSTRUCK series. Publication Date: 2/11/2014 Publisher: Random House Kids / Delacorte Press Pages: 336 […]

March 2, 2014 - 9:00 am

Nailed It: Hollywood Edition - […] Starstruck by Rachel Shukert Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | My Review […]

December 27, 2013 - 11:23 am

Estelle's End of the Year Survey (So Long 2013), Estelle - […] Starstruck by Rachel Shukert. Hollywood, 1930s, unique ladies on different paths. Book one was so well-researched (politically, too) and written so fully… I am so looking forward to Book 2. […]

May 21, 2013 - 9:56 pm

elena - LOVE how much you love this book! it makes me so excited that i’m reading it. also i’m excited you mentioned ‘swoony romances’ bc as you know, i’m like DON’T TRUST ANYONE!!! so far in this book. and that’s so interesting how the books were originally planned. i was wondering about the trilogy aspect! fantastic post.

May 21, 2013 - 4:52 am

Laura @ the Booksmartie - Great Review!!! And thanks so much for sharing it – I don’t think I’d ever have taken a second glance on this book if it wasn’t for your Review. Now I realized, though, that it does Sound pretty amazing! Especially since I’ve been looking for something more unique lately – I guess I’ll have to check this one out some time!

May 20, 2013 - 8:59 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - Oooohhhh! This does sound like a book I would enjoy! Loved your review – and you’ve gotten me interested in a book I definitely would have passed on at first glance. 🙂

May 19, 2013 - 2:20 pm

VeganYANerds - I have never heard of this but you had me at YA + 1930s! It sounds like a really great read and so well written, too!

May 17, 2013 - 3:47 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - I’ve had this for a little while and haven’t picked it up yet. I am excited to read it, I love Hollywood stories and historical fiction so I think this should be right up my alley. Great review!

May 17, 2013 - 3:12 pm

Alexa Y. - I’m very excited to read STARSTRUCK soon! I think the idea of writing a book set in Hollywood in the 1930s is already enough to draw me in. What makes it more exciting is the promise of romance, and these three main characters who sound decidedly different and all really interesting.

May 17, 2013 - 2:28 pm

Andrea @Cozy Up With A Good Read - I love that this takes place in Old Hollywood, that alone peaks my interest. But the fact that you can call this literary is amazing. It’s not often YA books are called literary so I’m definitely intrigued. Thanks for the review!

May 17, 2013 - 10:34 am

Tara - I definitely want to read this one after our chat yesterday. I can’t call many YA books “literary” either so I’m super intrigued by that.

May 17, 2013 - 9:18 am

Bookworm1858 - This book sounds right up my alley-I love Old Hollywood films and find the setting rife with possibility.

Estelle: Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures by Emma Straub

Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures by Emma Straub [ website | twitter ] Publication Date: September 4, 2012 Publisher: Riverhead Books Pages: 306 Target audience: Adult Keywords: 1920s, Hollywood, family drama, theatre/films Format read: ARC from Putnam. (Thanks!) Summary:  Since she was little, Elsa has been enamored with the small playhouse her family runs. Her dad […]

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October 31, 2012 - 3:37 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - It may kind of, sort of, possibly make me extremely happy that this has to do with movie stars. I LOVE reading about movie stars and Hollywood and this certainly sounds like it’s all about that!

October 31, 2012 - 2:26 am

Kristen - Oh, this sounds so intriguing and fun! I am morbidly fascinated by the stories of classic movie stars. Behind all the glamour and fame lies some pretty heart breaking and depressing stories. I will have to pick this up at the library when I get a chance. Glad you enjoyed this, Estelle. 🙂

October 30, 2012 - 7:08 pm

elena - i love these sorts of stories! i remember doing something on gloria swanson when i was in elementary. i think i can handle beautiful descriptions despite the lack of dialogue! hi, the night circus is just filled with beautiful descriptions. i like that this story has an underlying theme of hope too. wonderful review, estelle! <3