Review: Until You by Bridie Blake

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Ellie Foster lives and breathes normal. She’s the responsible one, the girl everyone depends on.

Jason Holden doesn’t know the word normal. Star of the hit Planet Gazers films, his every move is watched by millions.

A chance encounter between the pair leads to a deal that will change their lives.

Ellie needs money for her family. Jason needs a girlfriend for the world tour of the final Planet Gazers movie. It’s a match made in Hollywood heaven.

But what happens when the lines between their act and reality become blurred? Can they figure out what is real and what’s fake?

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Toot's Review by Stacy Sabala

This book starts with a chance meeting and you can see how Ellie is.  She is understanding and compassionate.  I liked her instantly.  Jason was good int the very beginning but became a jerk.  This story continues the life and fa├žade of a famous author.  The expectations are ridiculous.  Ellie gets pulled into the harsh life and tries to remain herself.  Her insecurities are thrown in her face by haters.  Jason steps in to assure her.  They become friends and partners.  I love that part.  Jason and Ellie balancing each other out.
It is a fairytale where a regular girl can catch the eye and heart of a Hollywood heartthrob.  However, the author shows to what extent what some will go to stay in the limelight.  It’s sad how some get so caught up in the life.  It is not reality unfortunately.  Who do you trust?  Who do you count on when you need someone?  That was such an underlying struggle for Jason in this story.  He really doesn’t have control over his own life.  Ellie gets a first hand look at what it takes to be a part of that world and what happens when it comes crashing down.

I was on her side the whole book.  She was a great character and didn’t let her fears stop her in the end.  It was a great read that shows the dark side of being a celebrity in the role that young adult readers can relate to.  I give it a 4 out of 5.

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