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Laura Hankin

Autor(a) de Happy and You Know It

6 Works 490 Membros 20 Críticas

Obras por Laura Hankin

Happy and You Know It (2020) 300 exemplares
A Special Place for Women (2021) 115 exemplares
The Daydreams (2023) 55 exemplares
The Summertime Girls (2015) 16 exemplares
The Summertime Girls 3 exemplares
One-Star Romance 1 exemplar


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Great funny mom book show how desperate we can be for approval and how much we need each other. Good vacation it in one day
Asauer72 | 12 outras críticas | Jul 3, 2023 |
I was hooked from the moment I opened the book, and didn't stop until the end,
ReneeGreen | 2 outras críticas | Jun 12, 2023 |
As a young adult, Kat was in a hit TV. show featuring four teenagers who formed a band. Kat was cast as the jealous mean girl, Noah, the lead male, Summer, the lead female, and Liana the token minority character. After a dramatic and emotional live finale, the four cast members drifted info very different lives. Years later, the idea of a reunion is pitched and they are all drawn back into the past and what they did.

This was a fantastic book, I absolutely loved it! The characters were well developed, well rounded, and highly relatable. The plot unraveled nicely, leaving me in suspense. I would love to read more from this author! 5 out of 5 stars.… (mais)
JanaRose1 | 2 outras críticas | May 4, 2023 |
The Daydreams by Laura Hankin is a highly recommended reunion novel about the stars of a popular teen show in 2004.

In 2004, the wildly popular teen TV show "The Daydreams" featured four teens who sang and danced. Summer was the star and played an innocent girl next door. Noah was the handsome heartthrob. Kat was the mean girl and Lillian was the best friend of the three. Then, during the live season two finale, it all fell apart in a spectacular manner leaving the story arc unfinished and the four went on to other things.

In 2018, Summer's life has been covered widely in tabloids, as she was in and out of rehab and relationships. Katherine (Kat) is now a lawyer in Washington, DC. and on the partnership track. Liana is well known as the wife of a famous athlete and social media influencer. Noah has continued in the entertainment industry and is a star. When Noah is asked about a reunion of "The Daydreams" during an interview, he shockingly says he'll do it if the other three agree. This sets a reunion special into motion.

The entertaining narrative alternates between 2018 and 2004 and is mainly told through Kat's point-of-view, with some insights from the others, along with tabloid articles and journal entries. The realities the group faced as young stars is portrayed along with their struggles, successes, and secrets. The plot is well-paced and compelling throughout as the scandals and secrets of each character are exposed. The realities of the double standards and toxic atmosphere in the entertainment industry is evident in the narrative.

There is a great deal of intrigue as each character is developed since each of the four have their own reasons for coming back to the reunion show. They are all portrayed as fully realized, interesting individuals. And there are several surprises along the way. The Daydreams should be very enjoyable to those who followed various teen TV dramas in the early 2000s.
Disclosure: My review copy was courtesy of Penguin via NetGalley.
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SheTreadsSoftly | 2 outras críticas | May 3, 2023 |



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