BOOK REVIEW: Not in the Script by Amy Finnegan

Title: Not in the Script

Author/s: Amy Finnegan

Publication Date: October 07, 2014

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens

Format: Paperback

Number of Pages: 392


“Millions of people witnessed Emma Taylor’s first kiss—a kiss that needed twelve takes and four camera angles to get right. After spending nearly all of her teen years performing on cue, Emma wonders if any part of her life is real anymore . . . particularly her relationships.

Jake Elliott’s face is on magazine ads around the world, but his lucrative modeling deals were a poor substitute for what he had to leave behind. Now acting is offering Jake everything he wants: close proximity to home; an opportunity to finally start school; and plenty of time with the smart and irresistible Emma Taylor . . . if she would just give him a chance.”

My thoughts

The life of a star isn’t always as easy as it may seem.

Not in The Script warmed my cold heart. I’m not kidding. Not in the Script charmed me, the book made me all giggly and girly.

Meet Emma Taylor, a famous artist. She’s kind, smart even. Reading the book, you’ll see how great she is. A truly like-able character. Emma’s one of the stars of Coyote Hills. She got the lead role together with Jake Elliot, and with their co-stars Brett and Kimmi. They’re crazy, witty, and they have a great sense of humor. Emma struggles to find out what’s really important, and to make her realize a lot of things, Jake’s ready to be by her side.

Emma and Jake have such an adorable romance. Seriously, I can’t resist their cuteness! The moment they started to know each other, there’d been chemistry, and the pull was really strong. Thank goodness there weren’t insta-love. I actually had a hard time not liking them. The slow, yet satisfying development of their feelings for each other, especially Emma’s, tortured me.

Finnegan gave her readers a nice view of the scenes behind the cameras.What it looks like in the film set. How stars are in a state of stress and exhaustion. The way they act off cam.

I’ve always hated the social media industry, especially the paparazzi. It’s truly difficult to deal with them. They meddle with personal affairs. They make up disgusting and dirty stories without even thinking that they might ruin someone’s life, or career.

Not in The Script taught me that sometimes it is okay to be selfless, that it is alright that for once, you’ll think about yourself. Your own happiness. And that’s what matters.

The book is surprisingly good despite the fact that most of the time, it is too predictable. Anyway, I liked how the book was delivered. I can feel the passion of the characters.

Pick this book up if you’re up for a fluffy and adorable read.




7264269Amy Finnegan writes her own stories because she enjoys falling in love over and over again, and thinks everyone deserves a happy ending. She likes to travel the world—usually to locations where her favorite books take place—and owes her unquenchable thirst for reading to Jane Austen and J.K. Rowling. Her debut novel, NOT IN THE SCRIPT (Bloomsbury, Oct 2014), came about after hearing several years of behind-the-scenes stories from her industry veteran brother. She’s also been lucky enough to visit dozens of film sets and sit in on major productions such as Parks and Recreation, and Parenthood.

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