Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills
4 out of 5 stars.
Goodreads Description: For Sophie, small town life has never felt small. With her four best friends—loving, infuriating, and all she could ever ask for—she can weather any storm. But when Sophie’s beloved Acadia High School marching band is selected to march in the upcoming Rose Parade, it’s her job to get them all the way to LA. Her plan? To persuade country singer Megan Pleasant, their Midwestern town’s only claim to fame, to come back to Acadia to headline a fundraising festival. The only problem is that Megan has very publicly sworn never to return. What ensues is a journey filled with long-kept secrets, hidden heartbreaks, and revelations that could change everything—along with a possible fifth best friend: a new guy with a magnetic smile and secrets of his own.
I received an ARC of Famous in a Small Town from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Release date: today, January 15, 2019.
I’ve never read any books by Emma Mills before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect when I picked up Famous in a Small Town. I ended up really liking it and read it pretty quickly. Easy to read and hard to put down.
I really liked that it didn’t center completely around romance and it was more about friendship. A great cast of characters with so many different personalities and things about them, but all the friendships worked perfectly when put together. They all had me laughing out loud and also getting pretty teary eyed. There were a few twists that I wasn’t expecting. I had my ideas of how things were going to play out and which characters connected with Megan Pleasant, but I was wrong every time, so that was fun being surprised.
Overall, I really enjoyed Famous in a Small Town. I thought the story was cute and fun, but it also had it’s moments where things weren’t always so easy and fun for the characters. There were times when it was a lot deeper than I originally thought it would be. I happen to own a few other Emma Mills books, so I definitely plan to check out more of her books ASAP!
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13 thoughts on “Review|| Famous in a Small Town.”
Lovely review, Ashley! I’m happy to hear you ejoyed this book, I’ve been hearing great things about it and yay for friendship! ❤ It sounds like the kind of book I'd love, can't wait to read it 🙂
Thank you, Marie! 🙂 I think you would really love this book. Hopefully you’ll be able to read it soon. ❤
Wonderful review! Good to see you enjoyed this one.
YES! Great review. You really do need to read the rest of her books. They’re so good!
Thank you! I plan to read more of her books this year. I even have one of them listed on my Alphabet Challenge, so that’s nice!
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I recently just finished FIAST, too, and really enjoyed it. The dialgoue between the characters is one of my favorite things about Emma Mills’ books.
Oh, by the way, you should DEFINITELY read This Adventure Ends. It’s straight up my FAVE Emma Mills book and- in my honest, professional opinion lol- the best one yet.
Happy to hear that This Adventure Ends is one of your favorites from Emma Mills. I actually got the e-book recently, so I will for sure be checking it out soon. Haha.
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