Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

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High school senior Ally Duncan's best friend may be the Vanessa Park - star of TV's hottest new teen drama - but Ally's not interested in following in her BFF's Hollywood footsteps. In fact, the only thing Ally's ever really wanted is to go to Columbia and study abroad in Paris. But when her father's mounting medical bills threaten to stop her dream in its tracks, Ally nabs a position as Van's on-set assistant to get the cash she needs. Spending the extra time with Van turns out to be fun, and getting to know her sexy co-star Liam is an added bonus. But when the actors' publicist arranges for Van and Liam to date for the tabloids just after he and Ally share their first kiss, Ally will have to decide exactly what role she's capable of playing in their world of make believe. If she can't play by Hollywood's rules, she may lose her best friend, her dream future, and her first shot at love.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 2 x 203 x 134mm | 408g
  • United States
  • English
  • 1939392977
  • 9781939392978
  • 547,391

About Dahlia Adler

Dahlia Adler is an Associate Editor of Mathematics by day, a blogger for the B&N Teen Blog by night, and writes at every spare moment in between. She is the author of Behind the Scenes, Under the Lights, Last Will and Testament, and Just Visiting. She lives in New York City with her husband and their overstuffed bookshelves.
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1,484 ratings
3.73 out of 5 stars
5 28% (410)
4 33% (487)
3 28% (416)
2 8% (121)
1 3% (50)

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I saw an interview with a celebrity, who was asked how often he hung out with another celeb. He was quick to set the reporter straight â?? never. He told her, just because theyâ??re famous, doesnâ??t mean all their friends are too. Huh. Who wouldâ??ve thought? (And where did I sign up?) BEHIND THE SCENES looks at this more human side of Hollywood. It reminds us that as much as we love to see a picture of a star with no makeup, theyâ??re actually people too. The best part - itâ??s NOT told from the perspective of Van, the celebrity, but her â??nobodyâ?? best friend, Ally. Being in Allyâ??s head was a great, hilarious ride. She had a crazy way of overthinking everything â?? sometimes out loud â?? and would regularly space out mid-conversation (I donâ??t know what thatâ??s like AT ALL). I loved the girl, and even though she may have made mistakes, I never doubted her decisions, because it was always done with a good heart. The friendship between Ally and Van had a warm, genuine feel to it. I really believed these two girls supported each other 100%, despite their different lifestyles. It was refreshing to read a friendship that seemed destined to stand up through lifeâ??s inevitable changes, especially given the extra pressure of Vanâ??s career. The relationship between Liam and Ally was swoony and hot, but also had a realistic feel to it. There were no declarations of love two chapters in, just two YAâ??s dating and getting to know each other, despite their restrictions. I think thatâ??s one of the reasons I enjoyed BEHIND THE SCENES so much â?? it felt believable and real, with a depth that got you thinking, but never felt too heavy. Adler also has a talent for writing strong, supporting characters. Each one had a unique voice and I wouldâ??ve happily jumped into any of their heads for another story. I loved Allyâ??s interaction with her family, especially her little sister and was left swooning over Josh Chester â?? who doesnâ??t love a Hollywood bad boy with a hidden heart? BEHIND THE SCENES was an impressive debut for Adler and Iâ??ll definitely be keeping this author on my more
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