Catch a Falling Star by Kim Culbertson

Catch a Falling Star by Kim Culbertson

Publisher: Point
Release Date: April 29, 2014
Pages: 304
Source: Netgalley/Scholastic
Rating: 4 out of 5

Catch a Falling Star by Kim Culbertson is an adorable, feel-good type of YA story set in a small town in California called Little. Everything in this book was right up my alley: a positive and optimistic MC, a love interest that goes through character progression, the setting, and the idea surrounding stars and the galaxy. Catch a Falling Star is a light read that had me smiling from ear to ear by the end.

The situation/issue in this story isn’t too unique to start off with: Carter Moon is hired to be Adam Jake’s girlfriend for a few weeks to bring back his movie star reputation by being in a relationship with the small town good-girl. Instantly, I could see the problems that would arise with this façade. Would Carter fall for Adam? Will he actually fall in love with her as well, or will it be for the paparazzi? The plot was really fun because of that. I really enjoyed watching Carter and Adam’s relationship develop, slowly, step by step.

Moreover, Culbertson integrated family problems and involvement in this story! Yes, the parents inCatch a Falling Star are actually present and thoroughly a part of Carter’s life! I loved that Carter’s brother, John, played a big role as well, sort of kicking off the reason for why she needed to be hired.

In addition to the family aspects, there was also great friendships happening! Carter’s two best friends, Drake and Chloe, were so supportive and I could feel their concern and love for Carter radiating off the pages. And the star and galaxy idea was solely with Carter’s best friends–stargazing. So fun!

Catch a Falling Star was a fantastic novel in that it deals with all the types of relations with people in a small town. While it’s cute and fun, I wouldn’t say it’s the most memorable, but still worth the read for sure. If you’re in for a cute romance, family involvement, and stargazing, be sure to pick up Catch a Falling Star!


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