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Book Review: The Famoux by Kassandra Tate

A slice of the book cover for the Famoux, showing the book title and the head of the blonde woman in front of stage lights.

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The Famoux by Kassandra Tate

Book cover for The Famoux shows a blond woman standing in stage lights.

Genre: Young Adult

Publisher: Wattpad Books

Year Published: 2021

Format: Paperback

Source: Purchase

My Rating: ☕️☕️☕️

Book Summary: The Famoux

Fame can be deadly. Out of the wreckage of environmental collapse, the country of Delicatum emerged. Its most popular celebrities are the Famoux, uniquely beautiful stars of a reality TV show called the Fishbowl. In a world still recovering from catastrophe, they provide a 24/7 distraction.Sixteen-year-old Emilee Laurence is obsessed with the Famoux–they provide a refuge from her troubled home life and the bullies at school. When she receives an unimaginable offer to become a member herself, she takes it. Leaving behind everything she’s ever known, Emilee enters a world of high glamour and even higher stakes.Because behind their perfect image lies an ugly truth–an anonymous stalker has been dictating the Famoux’s every move, and being popular really is a matter of life or death.”

From the book description on Bookshop.org

My Review: ☕️☕️☕️

I did not expect to like this book, but The Fourteen-Year-Old strongly recommended it to me so I gave it a try. There were some rough patches early on involving some weird word choices. The storyline also reminded me a bit too much of the portion of The Hunger Games where the sacrifices are dressed up and introduced to the Districts.

I kept reading though, because I really wanted to know what my daughter liked so much about this book. Much to my surprise, I became pretty wrapped up in the events and started caring a lot about some of the characters, and now I’m cranky book two isn’t already out.

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