April 02, 2011

Book Review #11: Jenna & Jonah's Fauxmance

Jenna & Jonah's FauxmanceAuthor: Emily Franklin & Brendan Halpin.
Publisher: Walker & Company.
Publish Date: February 1, 2011.
Number of Pages: 229.


"Fans of romance don't need to look any further than the fauxmance brewing between teen idols Charlie Tracker and Fielding Withers-known on their hit TV show as Jenna and Jonah, next-door neighbors flush with the excitement of first love. But it's their off-screen relationship that has helped cement their fame, as passionate fans follow their every PDA. They grace the covers of magazines week after week. Their fan club has chapters all over the country. The only problem is their off-screen romance is one big publicity stunt, and Charlie and Fielding can't stand to be in the same room. Still, it's a great gig, so even when the cameras stop rolling, the show must go on, and on, and on. . . . Until the pesky paparazzi blow their cover, and Charlie and Fielding must disappear to weather the media storm. It's not until they're far off the grid of the Hollywood circuit that they realize that there's more to each of them than shiny hair and a winning smile."

-Barnes and Noble.

My Cover Opinion:

Nothing too special, beside the pink being kind of bright. I love the heart and how its that movie thingy, used to say "CUT!" and "ACTION!". Besides that there's nothing too fancy-shmancy!

My Overall Opinion:

Charlie; a girl whose been acting her whole life. Fielding (a.k.a Aaron, Fielding's just a stage name he uses); a country hick, with no experience. Three years ago, when Jenna & Jonah's How to Be a Rock Star began, Charlie (14) and Fielding (14 1/2) first meet, and ever since then they've been living a lie. To get more publicity for the TV series, Charlie and Fielding were forced to act as a couple in public. Hating each other, made that a little difficult to do.
You do learn somethings about their background and their families; neither very perfect.Charlie has always been acting, even when she was a toddler (she was starred in a shoe commercial).She believed that her parents only used her for the money, so she moved out and bought her own house. From her grandmother she learned and loved to cook, but always being busy with acting, she never gets the chance to.
"Fielding"; a name picked by Aaron's mom, who didn't believe his name was man-ly enough for a leading actor. Aaron's hometown is Cincinnati, where both his parents and little sister still live. Not being very close to his father, and making so much more money than him, wasn't helping the situation. Aaron's dad feels that he is the man of the house, being the one who should provide for his family. Since his moved out, his parents mainly focus on his little sister's gymnastics.
When the paparazzi found out that two of Aaron's friends were gay, they suspect the same for him. While this makes his friends happy, not having anything to hide anymore, while Aaron is in trouble. His "going out" with Charlie for the publicity for their TV series. With nothing left to do but run, Aaron takes Charlie to one of his beach houses, where no one will find them.
Being stuck together in a house alone, they start to get to know each other better. Both grow feelings for the other, but neither want to talk about. With their show being canceled, each received a new role in a play. So are these feelings just part of the act? Can they finally tell each other how they feel? If they do what will happen next? Cute and short read!
Even though there is 240-ish pages, the font is really big, and really hard to put down. Before you know it, you've already finished it. The ending wasn't exactly what I hoped it to be. It was cut a little short, I would of like to see more of REAL Aaron and REAL Charlies relationship.


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