Advance Praise for Shooting Stars “With the perfect amount of sass, humor, fun, and sweetness, Allison Rushby delivers a delicious story about a young and. Everyone agrees that the paparazzi are the scourge of the earth. They’re low. They’re despicable. They’ll do anything for that perfect shot. Shooting Stars by Allison Rushby – book cover, description, publication history.

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I love photography with a burning passion, and I was so proud of Jo for pursuing what she thought was her passion.

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Newer Post Older Post Home. Shooting Stars is really the best of both worlds when it comes to books. I loved the little romance rusnby on. May 07, Anna rated it really liked it Shelves: I definitely recommend this to contemporary lovers and anybody in need of a great pick-me-up!

It may have something to do with swimming laps in a pool, that’s all I’m going to say. Visit our Beautiful Books page and shootig lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Meet Josephine Foster, or Zo Jo as she’s known in the biz. Her ethical struggles and life story shootin so interesting. View all 4 comments. And while I did love the plot, I thought the characters and writing were lacking, and felt somewhat removed from the whole story.

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Jo’s life seemed like a fairytale. I love looking at pictures of “celebs in the wild” or dressed to the nines. Characters Jo or “Zo Jo” Jo is a paparazzo who just wants to be a portrait photographer, but with the money you can make papping it may just be worth it in order to get her in an amazing art program and keep her school counselor sfars her back who thinks she is going to drop out of school due to her falling grades and falling asleep during class from all the late nights papping.


Among the cheesy group therapy sessions and embarassing “team building” exercises, Jo finds there’s more to the reclusive Ned than meets the eye – and maybe more to herself, too. It turned out to be more than I expected.

The Book Addicted Girl: Shooting Stars by Allison Rushby

View all 19 comments. She is incredibly cynical for a sixteen-year-old, but she’s had to grow up fast in the business she’s in. Shooting Stars was a deceptive book, appearing a light hearted easy read when actually it had hidden depths and twists. I understood the story’s motives in doing that, but there were dushby where it felt a bit repetitive.

Because of her small stature the fact that she is 16, Jo can do things rusgby of the other paparazzi can do. Follow Jo as she struggles with right and wrong, and finds herself in a place she never thought she would. Exciting, twisty, funny and pure awesomeShooting Stars just sucked me in from the first page. The whole story was so much fun, but there were definitely some serious issues worked in as well. And all of them were just so real, so well-padded-out!

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But as she gets closer to Ned, her morals are tested like never before The teenagers at the rehabilitation retreat are all there for good reasons, and even Jo might have some issues of her own, on top of the whole “I’m falling in love with my shootihg thing. To view it, click here. Though if I had one issue while reading “Shooting Stars”, it had to be the overemphasis throughout the story of Jo’s actions being wrong.


I’ve never read anything about papparazi before, and it’s so far away from my tushby life, but it sounds really interesting to read about. To begin with, Josephine Foster is a spitfire character. Jo Zo, a year-old paparazz a. It’s all so far from my own life, but fascinating to read about. How often do you get to read a book about paparazzi? This book was a fun read. Yet, I was still completely happy with the story and how it ended. It’s a lot of fun and it was great to see how things are for those actually snapping the pictures.

The main character Rushbyy, did so much growing up before the readers eyes. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. It’s not boring, it’s not awfully written.

I really liked Jo. She gets a job to go undercover at a retreat in Boston in order to snap pictures of Ned Hartne I’m going to briefly share my thoughts on this book. That is until this job. Shooting Stars will certainly appeal to a wide-range of readers and Sometimes I just need a fun, light, contemporary read and that is just what Shooting Stars was. I really liked the way that Jo actually ended up learning things about herself during the retreat which helped her to decide about her own future.

This book wasn’t awful, but it was quite cliche.

Preview — Shooting Stars by Allison Rushby. I wasn’t let down!