My Unscripted Life by Lauren Morrill
Publication Date: October 11, 2016 by Delacorte Press
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
[Special thanks to the publisher for the review copy!]
Sometimes love stories go off script.
Another sultry Georgia summer is about to get a lot hotter. Dee Wilkie is still licking her wounds after getting rejected by the precollege fine arts program of her dreams. But if she’d gone away, she wouldn’t have been around to say yes to an unbelievable opportunity: working on the set of a movie filming in her small Southern town that just happens to be starring Milo Ritter, the famous pop star Dee (along with the rest of the world) has had a crush since eighth grade.
It’s not like Dee will be sharing any screen time with Milo—she’s just a lowly PA. And Milo is so disappointingly rude that Dee is eager to stay far away from him. Except after a few chance meetings, she begins to wonder if just maybe there’s a reason for his offensive attitude, and if there’s more to Milo than his good looks and above-it-all Hollywood pedigree. Can a relationship with a guy like Milo ever work out for a girl like Dee? Never say never…
I read the book in one sitting. It’s a quick fix for my much-needed dose of cuteness because it’s fast-paced and adorable.
Dee is one lucky girl to be noticed by Milo. You don’t see much of that in real life, but when they actually happen, it’s magic.
I love Milo and how he talked about dreams being your “lighthouse in the fog” and how they shouldn’t be confused with your plans, which are subject to change. I love that he appreciates Dee’s work. He’s a book boyfriend to swoon over.
Dee had to deal with her feelings, which were messed up. She’s unsure of herself and she couldn’t figure out what to do – with life, and with love. She’s the flawed heroine we sometimes find ourselves in.
My Unscripted Life meant spontaneity – to go against everyone’s expectations and just do what makes you feel alive. We don’t get multiple takes. We don’t have to mold our lives to perfection. We just have one shot at living – and our imperfections make us human.
Final Rating: 3.5/5