The Picky Bookworm

"Books are a uniquely portable magic." –Stephen King

Hollywood scandal and stories in the tabloids is something that Americans seem to be addicted to. This newest book is no different. Unrivaled by Alyson Noel is a story about scandal, hollywood, and the secrets we all wish no one knew.

The fun part of this book is you don’t have to decide who to hate or who to love. Each character has his and her own foibles and reasons to be a horrible person. These are people who, for their own reasons, are trying to be rich and famous, or trying to get into journalism school, or trying to get back at the father who abandoned them.

When I started reading this book, I honestly wasnt sure about it. I try to stay away from hollywood scandal, and I could care less what the tabloids say about celebrities. The main character has a blog that is all about that noise. But I decided to give it a shot anyway. Like it or not, I’d have something to say when I finished.

Which I totally do. While I can’t give this book a full 5 💖, I can give it 3. The story is told well, the characters are well developed, and the book isn’t full of bad language that seems like filler in a book with no imagination.

The author, Alyson, has done her research. Maybe not into celebrity scandal, but into the human condition. How far is someone willing to go to get what she wants? How far will a young man go to get back at his father? How far will a man go to make his night clubs the most popular in town?These are the real questions of the book, and Ms. Noel answers with alacrity.

I enjoyed this book. I didn’t love it, because honestly the subject matter was a little out of my league. But the psychology major in me loved the character development. She loved the look behind the scenes into the human condition. And that girl will probably go grab another one of Alyson’s books for that feeling alone.

Have you read this book? If not, you can grab it here. Let me know in the comments what you thought! Until next time, bookworms!

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