Gossip girl meets Hollywood in this new series from That Boy author, Jillian Dodd.
The Keatyn Chronicles: Stalk me.
Keatyn has everything she ever dreamed. Her life is following the script she wrote for the perfect high school experience. She’s popular, goes to the best parties, dates the hottest guy, and sits at the most-coveted lunch table.
She’s just not sure she wants it anymore.
Because, really, things aren’t all that perfect.
Her best friend is threatening to tell everyone her perfect relationship is a scam.
Her perfect boyfriend gets drunk at every party they go to.
It’s exhausting always trying to look and act perfect.
And, deep down, she isn’t sure if she has any true friends.
To add to the drama, her movie star mom has a creepy stalker.
A hot, older man flirts with her and tells her they should make a movie together.
And she’s crushing on an adorable surfer. Dating him would mean committing social suicide.
So she writes a new script. One where all the pieces of her life will come together in perfect harmony.
But little does she know, there's someone who will do anything to make sure that doesn’t happen.
I was pleasantly surprised while reading this book. I went in expecting it to be somewhere in the middle for me, but I actually enjoyed it more than I thought I would.
Keatyn’s character was really dynamic, with a lot of interests. I liked her at times and then wanted to smack her at others. I felt that the way she acted was pretty true to life, though, for her age. I didn’t like many of her high school friends, and didn’t feel like her relationships with anyone other than her parents and the boys she was involved with. And there were a lot of boys. Almost all of her friends were guys (and of course, most of them were interested in having her as more than a friend).
She is over-privileged in almost every way, with no real rules to follow, allowed to do whatever she wants, and she has a stylist at her beck-and-call. This could have been a little too over-the-top except that with the back-story of her parents, it feels almost believable.
There was plenty of drama, but much of it was easy to predict for me. Overall, though, I found it entertaining and I want to keep reading her story! It isn’t without it’s faults, but if you take it just for what it is, it’s a fun story about a girl trying to figure out who she is and what she wants, when she can have anything that she wants.