Friday, July 29, 2011

Wilder Times, Generations by Lori Folkman

Katrina is your average teenage girl who dances and has been best friends with Jackson since birth. Like any average teenage girl, she has a big crush on a superstar.  In this particular instance, it is on teenage rockstar Ben Wilder.

Katrina's best friend Jackson entered a contest at school, and the winner gets to take part in directing a music video, something that Jackson is passionate about.  Katrina is frustrated with Jackson because he has been so busy working on his contest entry, he hasn't had any time for her.

When Jackson wins the contest, Katrina is elated to find out Ben Wilder will be coming to town, her idol! Jackson is super excited about working on a music video with Ben and agrees to let Katrina meet him.  But when they meet, something sparks between Ben and Katrina and now it is Jackson who is jealous.

After the three of them hang out, Ben offers Katrina a role in the video - the lead.  She does a phenomenal job and acquires fifteen minutes of fame.  But at what cost?

Ben's father used to be famous too, in fact, he left his secrets on how he succeeded to Ben, before he overdosed and died.  Ben doesn't want to walk in his father's footsteps. Ben is a hard character to like.  Katrina and Jackson, on the other hand, are believable characters and their interaction is compelling and entertaining.

This is the first book in the Wilder series, and you'll definitely want the second book after reading this one!! Great young adult reading with a triangle, superstardom and highschool life.  There are some secrets to be revealed and I can't wait to see where Lori Folkman takes these characters next. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review Wendy!
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