Friday, September 10, 2010

All About Vee

All About Vee
by C. Leigh Purtill

Veronica May (“Big Vee”) is a bubbly, gorgeous, confident, eighteen-year-old theater actress from Chester, Arizona. She is also two hundred pounds. She puts off college, her life, and her questions about her mother’s death twelve years earlier to care for her widowed father.
Then Daddy announces that he’s going to remarry and Veronica feels replaced. She decides, then and there, it’s time for Big Vee to shine! She escapes Arizona and follows in the footsteps of her mother, who was an aspiring actress, to Hollywood.
Between shifts with a cute co-worker at the local coffee bar, Vee auditions, falls in love, dumps a toxic friend, learns to deal with love and loss, and finally, finds her place in the spotlight.

It's pretty cookie cutter plot, predictable and all but still you grow to love Vee and all her confidence. Automatically hating the friend for being such a backstabber - why do people constantly stay in denial until the very end I'll never know. The second she did something wrong I would suspect her, but that's probably because I don't trust anyone. The book was a good easy ready.

3 out of 5 stars.