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The Paparazzi Project by Kristina Springer Book Review

The Paparazzi Project 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 picture
s 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 über-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?
This is a fun book to read. Definitely a summer beach-y read (although there was nothing in it to do with beaches at all). It's the drama you would usually find in a high school...only done a little more Hollywood style. Or paparazzi style haha.

I liked Livvie, she was a great main character...a little quiet in her bestie's shadow but underneath is really funny and sarcastic. Chas, her tabloid partner and growing crush is really sweet too. I liked him okay. The others didn't really stand out to me though. I was interesting in a couple but it wasn't like I really liked them. There's some mystery surrounding the "celebrities" as you and Livvie try to figure out what they're up to and as Livvie tries to catch them in embarrassing photos :) If you're looking for a bit of Hollywood drama in a high school setting that comes out with a good message in the end then pick up this fun read and enjoy it!

There were however, a couple of annoying characters, I didn't like Livvie's best friend all that much (maybe you don't know as much as you think you do huh??? * smack down face *) and the affair and cheating is a bit sad and taking away from the fun attitude of the book. But it does help you consider things in real life. Do the paparazzi ever have second thoughts about those they're capturing? Embarrassing photos that are TOO embarrassing? Underneath the lighthearted fun there is a little bit of a question and deeper meaning.

While I did enjoy this book I'd only give it about 2.5 stars as the plot was slow sometimes and it just didn't make me love it all that much. Still, it was a nice, one time read though :)

Girly For LifeSierra Bennett happens to be a slightly crazy girl. A slightly nerdy girl. A slightly strange girl who likes being that way.  A slightly obsessed girl when it comes to things she loves. A girl who cries when reading books. A girl who desperately wants her own personal library. A girl who is a total bookworm. A girl who would rather read than watch reality tv. A girl who wants to be an author someday. A girl who loves her Savior. And a girl who just loves to read.


  1. OH that's a shame it turned out to not be that good. I haven't heard of this one until now so I think I'll take a look at more reviews first. :)

    Fab review, Sierra! <33

    1. Thank you :) It was nice, but there were a few downers for me.

  2. That sucks! I do enjoy light reads but this doesn't seem all that memorable to me! I do like the sound of the "mystery" though and Livvie. She sounds great! Sorry this didn't work out for you all that well.

    Great review! :)

    ~ Maida
    Literary Love Affair 

  3. Oh its too bad you couldnt love this one. It sounds light and cute, but its always tough when the story is slow. Great review.

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives


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