Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills | Review

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Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Seriously. Emma Mills is one of the best authors when it comes to contemporaries.๐Ÿฅฐ

I have yet to find one I didn’t likeโ€”although I probably shouldn’t jinx it. Nope that’s impossible. I can’t imagine hating one of her books.๐Ÿ˜

Sophie and her friends are part of their small town school’s band and they’ve been chosen to march in the upcoming Rose parade. Of course, Sophie wants to be able to get them all the way to Los Angeles, but the problem is that they need to be able to fundraise enough money for their town’s festival.

Megan Pleasant is a super famous singer that came from their town, Acadia, so Sophie’s hoping that she can get Megan to sing at the festival. Little does she know that Megan will never come backโ€ฆโ€ฆ..

What I love most about her books are the relationships between her characters, especially the friendship between the MC and side characters. Sophie, Brit, Flora, Terrance, and Dash all have such a beautiful friendship together. They all even made their own group char called, “Where Would You Spend Eternity?” and every time someone would ask that, another would have to answer. The answers were taken really seriously too most of the time.

New guy, August, comes to town and soon he’s starting to fit in with their group. August was such a sweet and quiet guy. Perfect for Sophie, who’s all caring and truthful.๐Ÿ’•
Oh and the bantering between them all was so funny.๐Ÿ˜‚

August grinned. โ€œDoes she have a song about murder? Or one that implies having witnessed a murder?โ€

Britโ€™s eyes widened. โ€œShe does actually.โ€


โ€œYeah. โ€˜Murder Creek Murder: The Knife Is Behind That Rock.โ€™โ€

โ€œOkay, you were the one who suggested murderโ€”โ€

โ€œThereโ€™s a follow-up single too,โ€ I said. โ€œItโ€™s called โ€˜Remember the Time There Was That Murder? I Do, and It Haunts Me.โ€™โ€

โ€œBy Megan Pleasant,โ€ Brit continued. โ€œAll rights reserved. People and events represented are entirely fictional, except for the murderโ€”that partโ€™s real.โ€

Though they all sometimes fight with each other, in the end they’ll stick up for the other when their in need of help. Brit acted like a huge jerk to Sophie, and I didn’t like her for awhile, but she really is such a good friend.๐Ÿฅบ Especially with what she said to August:

โ€œEverythingโ€™s important to Sophie. She cries when people get voted off reality shows.โ€ She shook her head. โ€œBut she would never let you see her crying when someone gets voted off a reality show, because then you might feel sad or uncomfortable, and she doesnโ€™t want anyone to feel anything less than happy all the time. Sheโ€™s โ€ฆ the strongest person Iโ€™ve ever known.โ€

August paused. โ€œIs that a joke?โ€

โ€œWhat about her would make you think that was a joke?โ€

โ€œNot Sophie, you. You just โ€ฆ usually make jokes.โ€

โ€œI can take shit seriously,โ€ she said. โ€œI would jump off a bridge if she asked me to. Because I know she wouldnโ€™t ask without a really good reason.โ€

Awwww that’s true friendship right there.๐Ÿฅฐ

You have been warnedโ€ฆโ€ฆโ€ฆโ€ฆโ€ฆ

I was super shocked when it was revealed that Sophie’s older sister, Ciara, was DEAD this whole time throughout the book?!!!??? In between the chapters before, there’d be texting between Sophie and Ciara —-> it made it look like it was happening in the present!!! NEVER would I have thought that these were all texts that happened in the past.
Reading the news that she died many years ago got me so sad.๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜ญ
Poor Sophie.๐Ÿฅบ


Although Foolish Hearts will forever remain my favourite contemporary of hers, I really liked this! I can and will not ever get over the relationships in her books.๐Ÿ’™

She leaned in, dropping down to a whisper: โ€œWhere will you spend eternity?โ€

โ€œI donโ€™t know where, but I know how.โ€


โ€œHow Iโ€™ll spend it.โ€

โ€œAnd howโ€™s that?”

โ€œLoving you guys,โ€ I said, taking her hand and giving it a squeeze.

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