by Alesia Holliday

August 2004
ISBN: 0-8439-5370-5
Reviewer Graphic Button Dorchester Publishing
Trade Paperback

Chick-lit isnít something that I normally read but after reading the blurb for American Idle. I knew this was one I wanted to read. My expectations for the book was to just deliver what the blurb had started and it did for me.

Jules is pretty much a walking disaster waiting to happen. Doesnít matter what it could be, it would happen to her. The story begins with the last performance of Pop Star Live and Jules feelings and thoughts on it and her life. Oh we donít get to see how it ends until the end of the book. The story takes us from how she gets hit in the head with a sautť pan to how she ends up backstage for Pop Star Live.

We are given some history about Jules and how every two years she changes jobs and where she goes in between them. She is lucky to have a friend that can place her on these jobs. Even though Jules is a walking disaster she is also the calmest, sanest person on the set and helps keep everything together.

From waking up with a hangover to delivering the evidence to the dumpster from the party the night before in her room, she meets Sam. Well at the time she didnít know who he was only that she ruined his sneakers. From that not so graceful meeting, Sam and Jules find themselves together. They have a friendship first before anything happens. And well, before disaster strikes.

American Idle is a great story. It is hilarious and will keep you wondering what will happen next to Jules. Oh, there are some funny things that do happen to her. We canít forget she is the mother hen to the entire finalists as well. That in itself is a feat to keep them together and keep the peace between them all. Jules is quirky but she has issues as well as Sam and of course we have an overprotective finalist as well. If you are looking for a story that will leave you laughing and wondering what is going to happen next then pick up American Idle. Ms. Holliday gave us a great story and I will be on the lookout for more of her stories.

Reviewed in August 2004 by Pam.

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