Famous In Love

Paperback | March 21, 2017

byRebecca Serle

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When Paige Townsen gets plucked from high school obscurity to star in the movie adaptation of a blockbuster book series, her life changes practically overnight. Within a month, Paige has traded the quiet streets of her hometown for a bustling film set on the shores of Maui, and she is spending quality time with her costar Rainer Devon, one of People's Sexiest Men Alive. But when troubled star Jordan Wilder lands the role of the other point in the movie's famous love triangle, Paige's crazy new life begins to resemble her character's.

In this exciting tale of romance and drama, both on-and offscreen, Paige must adjust to a crazy new life without the daily support of her friends and family, while figuring out who she is--and who she wants--as the whole world watches.

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Soon to be a series on Freeform, formerly ABC Family, starring Bella Thorne. "A must-read for anyone curious about life and love behind the scenes."--Bella Thorne, actor and author of Autumn FallsWhen Paige Townsen gets plucked from high school obscurity to star in the movie adaptation of a blockbuster book series, her life changes pra...

Rebecca Serle is the author of When You Were Mine and The Edge of Falling and is an obsessive lover of all things pop culture. She grew up in Maui and Los Angeles, and now lives in Manhattan.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:March 21, 2017Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:031646970X

ISBN - 13:9780316469708

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from really liked it! Famous in Love was a definite roller coaster. Overall I really enjoyed it but I was so frustrated with the ending. I NEED a sequel. Backtracking a bit, I initially picked up Famous in Love for its premise.. an average girl gets picked to be the next Jennifer Lawrence (The main lead in a huge book trilogy turned into movie chain). Paige was very down to earth and also very awestruck by the life she currently leads. Most of the book is set during her filming the first movie with Rainer and late comer, Jordan. Yes, there is a love triangle, but it is very different from what I usually expect of YA books. I loved the setup in the book. Hawaii. Ah, I would love to travel there. The scenery is beautiful, the way it is described.. the beach, the ocean, the trees, and the mountains (volcanic?). Some scenes were so serene.. especially in the early hours of the morning when Paige would go swimming. However, Paige's life is so hectic, she's insecure in her acting, especially compared to Rainer (think the lovely Dylan O'Brien now). I loved Paige and Rainer's friendship initially and its slow progression to something more. However all the problems start with Jordan's arrival. Jordan is a typical bad boy and I really didn't like him. I felt that Paige fell into inta-lust with him, and not the good kind. The whole time I was like "RAINER! RAINEEEEER IS RIGHT HERE! WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?". While I wasn't a huge fan of the romance conflict, I still liked everything else about the book, including Paige and her struggles with the acting and just everything else that has drastically changed in her life. The ending though? it was a killer. I totally didn't expect it. Famous in Love is one of the few contemporary books that I read and can't seem to read fast enough to know what happens next. I truly was flipping the pages frantically wanting to know the end result and wow, Serle really pulled one on us. I need a sequel. Please Serle and Poppy, make it happen. Sincerely, a desperate fan.
Date published: 2014-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from More than meets the eye I am very solidly Team Paige with this one. I'm not too big a fan of either of the boys, though I like Jordan leagues more than I like Rainer. There's manipulation and something untrustworthy that lies underneath Rainer's golden exterior. He guilt trips Paige so. freaking. much. Paige has been pretty much shoved into the deep end and she doesn't know what she's doing because this is her first movie, ever. So not only is she trying to swim in the crazy industry that is Hollywood and try to find out who she is, she also has Rainer flirting with her and pretty much guilting her into a relationship. She latches onto it because he makes her feel secure and solid even though she doesn't really know what she wants. She has enough of her own issues to manage without Rainer. Jordan is interesting and I feel like he doesn't appear often enough in the book for me to get a solid read on him. I love Jordan and Paige's chemistry together. It was a little weird in the beginning because something just clicked for them and suddenly they had this uber hot chemistry together. He has a lot of baggage and he's pretty much the personification of "everything-is-not-as-it-seems" in this book. He has a lot of secrets, which obviously, he reveals to Paige. There's a line at the end of the prologue that says, "like August, she chose wrong."(ARC pg 2) It sets up the rest of the novel with a very ominous feeling and as I turned the page to start the story, I already had, "Oh no," in my head. Not only is there this ominous feeling, Paige also makes a lot of water metaphors and there a lot of scenes in the water or rain (They are in Hawaii after all). It adds a mysterious tone to the novel just because that's the nature of water. The premise of Locked sounds like something that I would read. I'm sure that it was created to parallel Paige's reality and her own decisions. It's sort of like making fictional pop culture references when Paige is analyzing her own situations. Also, that ending though. Oh man. I totally understand why people think this is an unsatisfying ending, but I found it to be the opposite for me. It was surprising, and abrupt. Paige made a split second decision. If I went in without the prior knowledge that it was a first in a series, I would have been more astounded at how harsh of an ending it would have been. I really liked the ending. I found it satisfying because I got to see Paige grow and learn how to swim instead of drowning. (Ha. Water references) Famous in Love is a great coming of age novel with a love story in the midst.
Date published: 2014-10-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from More than meets the eye I am very solidly Team Paige with this one. I'm not too big a fan of either of the boys, though I like Jordan leagues more than I like Rainer. There's manipulation and something untrustworthy that lies underneath Rainer's golden exterior. He guilt trips Paige so. freaking. much. Paige has been pretty much shoved into the deep end and she doesn't know what she's doing because this is her first movie, ever. So not only is she trying to swim in the crazy industry that is Hollywood and try to find out who she is, she also has Rainer flirting with her and pretty much guilting her into a relationship. She latches onto it because he makes her feel secure and solid even though she doesn't really know what she wants. She has enough of her own issues to manage without Rainer. Jordan is interesting and I feel like he doesn't appear often enough in the book for me to get a solid read on him. I love Jordan and Paige's chemistry together. It was a little weird in the beginning because something just clicked for them and suddenly they had this uber hot chemistry together. He has a lot of baggage and he's pretty much the personification of "everything-is-not-as-it-seems" in this book. He has a lot of secrets, which obviously, he reveals to Paige. There's a line at the end of the prologue that says, "like August, she chose wrong."(ARC pg 2) It sets up the rest of the novel with a very ominous feeling and as I turned the page to start the story, I already had, "Oh no," in my head. Not only is there this ominous feeling, Paige also makes a lot of water metaphors and there a lot of scenes in the water or rain (They are in Hawaii after all). It adds a mysterious tone to the novel just because that's the nature of water. The premise of Locked sounds like something that I would read. I'm sure that it was created to parallel Paige's reality and her own decisions. It's sort of like making fictional pop culture references when Paige is analyzing her own situations. Also, that ending though. Oh man. I totally understand why people think this is an unsatisfying ending, but I found it to be the opposite for me. It was surprising, and abrupt. Paige made a split second decision. If I went in without the prior knowledge that it was a first in a series, I would have been more astounded at how harsh of an ending it would have been. I really liked the ending. I found it satisfying because I got to see Paige grow and learn how to swim instead of drowning. (Ha. Water references) Famous in Love is a great coming of age novel with a love story in the midst.
Date published: 2014-10-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very addicting Famous in Love was a definite roller coaster. Overall I really enjoyed it but I was so frustrated with the ending. I NEED a sequel. Backtracking a bit, I initially picked up Famous in Love for its premise.. an average girl gets picked to be the next Jennifer Lawrence (The main lead in a huge book trilogy turned into movie chain). Paige was very down to earth and also very awestruck by the life she currently leads. Most of the book is set during her filming the first movie with Rainer and late comer, Jordan. Yes, there is a love triangle, but it is very different from what I usually expect of YA books. I loved the setup in the book. Hawaii. Ah, I would love to travel there. The scenery is beautiful, the way it is described.. the beach, the ocean, the trees, and the mountains (volcanic?). Some scenes were so serene.. especially in the early hours of the morning when Paige would go swimming. However, Paige's life is so hectic, she's insecure in her acting, especially compared to Rainer (think the lovely Dylan O'Brien now). I loved Paige and Rainer's friendship initially and its slow progression to something more. However all the problems start with Jordan's arrival. Jordan is a typical bad boy and I really didn't like him. I felt that Paige fell into inta-lust with him, and not the good kind. The whole time I was like "RAINER! RAINEEEEER IS RIGHT HERE! WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?". While I wasn't a huge fan of the romance conflict, I still liked everything else about the book, including Paige and her struggles with the acting and just everything else that has drastically changed in her life. The ending though? it was a killer. I totally didn't expect it. Famous in Love is one of the few contemporary books that I read and can't seem to read fast enough to know what happens next. I truly was flipping the pages frantically wanting to know the end result and wow, Serle really pulled one on us. I need a sequel. Please Serle and Poppy, make it happen. Sincerely, a desperate fan.
Date published: 2014-10-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Behind the Scenes! I really liked this book! Rebecca Serle made me fall in love with the great story line and the characters!I did feel that the ending was not what I expected even with the two romance leads. But Paige's situation is understandable since many stars fall in love on set. Famous in Love was one of my anticipated books to read since the cover is soo pretty, it did take me a while to finish it. The setting in Hawaii was a favorite since I was there in February and it is gorgeous. It felt like you were really there! If you love contemporary this is perfect since it is also a trilogy!! Famous in Love is a story about Paige Townsen whose life turns into the lights and glamour of Hollywood. She is like any normal teenage girl who is starting to learn about herself, and learn maturity when she is filming in Hawaii. When I was reading it, I love how you can connect with the characters so easily since we all know the stars have real lives and act normal. There is a love triangle, which I feel was a bit incomplete and a little confusing. I did love Rainer since he was sweet, funny and friendly to Paige from the beginning. You think that he is very privileged based on his background but it was the total opposite. He is very trusting and would do anything Paige would ask for. Now, Jordan. He is very misunderstood and very different than Rainer. It makes sense why she is confused since she gets to know each one of them through filming the movie based on a book. She does stick up for herself and knows that she doesn't need them to fit into the Hollywood world. Famous in Love, is definitely a book to pick up if you love a good romance, that is contemporary. Its also a story about friendship and love. I am looking forward to what Rebecca will be writing in for book 2. Hopefully there will be more background information on Jordan. Plus that cover is gorgeous. Even check out the novella 'Locked' once you finish the book!
Date published: 2014-10-18

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"I could not put down this book! Loved, loved, loved it. So much romance, so much Hollywood gossip, so much fun."-Sarah Mlynowski, bestselling author of Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have)