It’s not often that I like a sequel better than a first book, but, in the case of Starring Me, this is the case. I enjoyed reading First Date, a contemporary story with elements from the stories of Esther and Daniel, but Starring Me was even more fun to read.
Also a contemporary story with recognizable similarities to a biblical one, Starring Me moves Kara McKormick from supporting role to lead. In this story, she’s auditioning for a role as a co-star on a brand new TV show for teens. She knows the show’s male counterpart has already been chosen, but his identity is being kept secret. Also unknown to her is the fact that his parents set up the auditions in a way that would allow them to choose his co-star. Knowing he’ll be working with her closely and over a long period of time, they want their son to find a co-star who shares his faith in God.
In addition to the fun story, this book offers some great insights into setting priorities, showing kindness, putting others above self, why Jesus matters, how God works in our lives, caring for those in need, maintaining strong family relationships, being a friend, and getting a good education.
I’m happy to recommend this sweet story, especially to junior high or early high school age girls. Thank you, Thomas Nelson Publishers, for sending a complimentary eCopy for this honest review.