MY DOUBLE LIFE
by Janette Rallison
Published May 13th 2010 by Putnam Juvenile
Hardcover, 265 pages
Placement in the Pile:
Reaching New Heights
Her whole life, Alexia Garcia has been told that she looks just like pop star Kari Kingsley, and one day when Alexia’s photo filters through the Internet, she’s offered a job to be Kari’s double. This would seem like the opportunity of a lifetime, but Alexia’s mother has always warned her against celebrities.
Rebelliously, Alexia 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 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!
Janette Rallison delivers again! If you like the light-hearted, romantic comedies, than this book is for you. And like me, I'm sure your attention will be captured from page one. (Seriously, it's a dang funny first page).
When Lexi accepts a position as a celebrity double her life changes drastically. Rallison tackled this challenge by providing a believable character with struggles and conflicting thoughts similar to what any teen girl would have if placed in the same situation.
Stakes run high in this novel and Lexi is faced with unbelievable difficulties. Rallison's razor sharp wit will keep you or your teen daughters reading till the last page.
Overall I thought this book was a great break from the heavier, moodier books I've been reading. If you've never read a Rallison novel, then this one won't disappoint. It's a quick, easy read that's delightful.