ABOUT THE BOOK
In Over Her Head: Lights, Camera, Anxiety
by Krysten Lindsay Hager
(The Cecily Taylor Series, #2)
Publication date: September 3rd 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Romance,
Cecily feels like she has it all: great best friends, the beginnings of a career as a model/actress, and she’s dating her favorite singer, Andrew Holiday. Then Cecily’s best friend Lila begins to ditch her every time Lila’s boyfriend calls. Cecily feels lost, but she and Andrew begin connecting more and she’s never been in a relationship where she felt so understood. Andrew even begins to confide in her about his anxiety. Soon Cecily experiences her own anxiety on a magazine photo shoot, but she manages to impress the magazine staff. Just when it seems like all her dreams are coming true, everything comes crashing down when a photo of Andrew with another girl appears online. He swears nothing happened, but Cecily is crushed. She feels like she’s lost two of the people closest to her. Was her perfect relationship real or was she in over her head?
Getting up early is my least favorite thing on the planet—other than pop quizzes—but today I had to get up so I could see my boyfriend before he flew off to L.A. Boyfriend. I couldn’t believe I could now call my favorite singer of all time, Andrew Holiday, my boyfriend.
This is book 2 in the Cecily Taylor series and I did not read book 1. It can be read on its own, though it took some time for me to get up to speed on Cecily and Andrew’s relationship.
The book is clean young adult fiction with a strong and responsible 17-year-old teenage girl who is very trustworthy in keeping her relationship with a famous popstar secret from her friends and family. Cecily is also respectful of her parents’ curfews and wishes when it comes to being alone with her boyfriend. Though she has anxiety issues, it is understandable with all of the secrets she is keeping and her boyfriend being so popular with insistant young women.
Andrew is also a very understanding young man with all of the pressure he is under as a famous singer. His honesty and his respect for Cecily is commendable and very mature for an eighteen year old with a big teen following.
I am impressed to see a young adult novel without sex shoved in my face and recommend this book for for young readers. It includes important topics of peer pressure, anxiety, and boy/girl relationships.
A genuine young Cinderella story for teenage girls who would love to be the chosen one.
Thank you to Ms. Hagar for giving me the opportunity to review this book with no expectation of a positive review.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Krysten Lindsay Hager writes about friendship, self-esteem, fitting in, frenemies, crushes, fame, first loves, and values.
She is the author of True Colors, Best Friends…Forever?, Next Door to a Star, Landry in Like, Competing with the Star, Dating the It Guy, and Can Dreams Come True. True Colors, won the Readers Favorite award for best preteen book and the Dayton Book Expo Bestseller Award for children/teens. Competing with the Star is a Readers’ Favorite Book Award Finalist. Landry in Like is a Literary Classics Gold Medal recipient. Krysten’s work has been featured in USA Today, The Flint Journal, the Grand Haven Tribune, the Beavercreek Current, the Bellbrook Times, Springfield News-Sun, Grand Blanc View, Dayton Daily News and on Living Dayton.