Thursday, April 10, 2014

Catch a Falling Star by Kim Culbertson

Catch a Falling StarCatch a Falling Star by Kim Culbertson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Well, now. Catch a Falling Star has surprising depth considering the super star falling for small town girl formula it works around. It’s so much more than that! Mainly, there is an awareness of position on the part of both the main characters. For the girl, there is a kind of level headedness that’s different given the less than positive effect it’s got- the same is holding her back from wondering. And I enjoyed it for that difference, as well as for the unexpectedness in depth.

She is aware of what she wants, what she could have, and what’s expected. Yet, in being thus, she limits herself. It’s the rest who play a part in her becoming more receptive to the idea of “more.” So, sure, we start with a Hollywood type, yet there’s surprising depth despite (and that later because of that) because it is not just about the building up of a “them.” Rather, focus is given to who she is and who she could become.

Then factor in the male lead: he was everything she expected him to be, but surpasses some things too; it’s in those other moments- of him, not as the Star, that made this a touch been there and done that, but it’s the unapologetic manner he’s finally presented pulled my appreciation for this up a notch

Thank you, E!


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