Saturday, March 10, 2012

REVIEW: Hollywood Car Wash by Lori Culwell

Title: Hollywood Car Wash
Author: Lori Culwell
Source: Publisher for review
Grade: A+

Summery from Amazon
Amy Spencer is an accidental celebrity. On Monday, she’s a normal college student in Michigan. By the end of the week, she’s in Hollywood, starring in a TV pilot—as a regular girl from Michigan. It’s all fun and games until the show gets picked up and Amy learns the terrible price of stardom—to keep the part she didn't even want at first, she’s going to have to get the Hollywood Car Wash to make her more marketable. First, she’ll have to lose twenty pounds. She’ll also need new teeth, blonder hair, and a megastar boyfriend with a big secret. By changing everything from her weight to her hair to her name, Amy slowly learns that the only way to survive in Hollywood is to lose herself. Inspired by true events, this shockingly accurate novel about the ins and outs of the Hollywood game will leave the reader wondering—who is Star?

This is the second Lori Culwell book I have read and it did not disappoint! I read Culwell's second book, The Dirt, and loved it! I also LOVED this one! It is a quick, fun guilty-pleasure type book. It gives an inside scoop to what it would be like to be thrown into the Hollywood star scene. I have always wanted to be famous, so it was neat to see Amy, an ordinary "citizen" turn into a huge celebrity. The reader is able to see what really goes on at movie sets. Those famous Hollywood couples? Amy finds out that most are paid to pretend to be dating each other. Hollywood Car Wash shows that being a celebrity is not all fun and games. Amy spends most of her days waiting to film her scenes and long 18 hour days on the set. She realizes that maybe being famous is not so fun after all.

Culwell's books remind me of the Shopaholic series: fun, quick reads, that leave me wanting more when they end. I recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a fun, quick read. I also suggest that anyone who is dying to be famous to also check this out. It may show you that the grass may not always be greener on the other side!

Happy reading!

*I was sent this book for review. All opinions are my own and not influenced by others.

1 comment:

  1. I have read The Shopaholic series and they are fun. If you haven't listened to them on audio- they are even funnier! I haven't read anything by Culwell- but based on your review I will give her a try. Thanks for sharing!