Friday, June 5, 2009

The One by Ed Decter

Title: The One
Author: Ed Decter
Pages: 336
Rating: 3.5/5

 Chloe Gamble knows three things: she's better than the tiny Texas town she grew up in; there's just one person she can trust; and she wants to be famous.

And what Chloe wants...Chloe gets.

Review: First off, I NEVER want to be a star. I didn't realize how much of a dog-eat-dog world it is in Hollywood! Nika, one of the narrators kept saying, "In Hollywood, no one ever wants to look bad," and I guess it's true. You read all these tabloids about provacative girls showing their goods to everyone in order to get ahead, and that aspect of Hollywood was protrayed perfectly in The One. 

As a reader, I loved that both Nika and Chloe told the story. Chloe brought the fierce, power-hungry side, while Nika showed up the reality of the situation. It really made the story come together in a way that I could understand. Coming from Ohio, I don't really think I could have understood everything about the industry if Nika hadn't explained it to me.

On the other hand, Mama and Travis (Chloe's twin brother) annoyed me sometimes. Through Chloe's eyes, he was so perfect and supportive, but in his emails to his friend Coop, he was obnoxious. I understand that he is just a teenage boy (he is the same age as my older brother) but come on! He was very shallow when the situation didn't have to do with Chloe or his Mama. He just bugged me..

Chloe realllly inspired me. She never stopped. And I mean NEVER. For god's sake she was a whirlwind! And pushy too. I would hate to be the executive between her and her dream. I can only hope that when I want something that badly, I will go after it with as much willpower as Chloe did. 

I only recommend this to readers who want a taste of that fast-paced Hollywood world. This is definitely NOT a fluff chick-lit book. Noo siree.

And you can be sure I will totally be reading the sequel. Without a doubt.


Hillary said...

I've seen this one around, but I haven't read it. I know one of my friends has it so I'll probably just borrow it from her.

B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

I ADORED this book. I got it from PulseIt and thought "Ugh, another chick-lit book." But this book was so b/a!