Starring Me by Krista McGee

Starring Me

by Krista McGee


Kara McKormick is told she’s auditioning to star in a new teen variety show. But it’s what she isn’t told that could change her life.

The feisty New Yorker moves to sunny Orlando to participate in a month-long audition, where she’ll live with nine other contestants and an eccentric housemother. Kara knows that the show already has a big-time celebrity lined up for the co-host, but she doesn’t know who it is.

Chad Beacon quickly rose to fame after winning America’s Next Star, but he doesn’t want his entire career to be about singing. There is so much more he wants to do—like act. The new variety show sounds like the perfect next step for him, but his parents want him to have a co-star who shares his faith since they’ll be spending so much time together.

Acting is high on Kara’s priority list. But a relationship with God? Not so much. In fact, she’s tried to stay away from anything religious. But God is after Kara’s heart and He’s put people in her life who are showing her there’s far more to Christianity than rules and judgment.

And just when it seems that Kara’s going to have to give up her acting dream, God reveals that she may have a starring role after all—in a story so big only He could write it.




Kara McCormick is all excited about being a star in the new teen variety show she is auditioning for. But she doesn’t need God in her life, no matter what her friend says. If she makes the cut, it will be because of her, she will do it on her own. But what Kara doesn’t know is that God wants Kara’s life, and He is in charge of the details.


Starring Me is a fun, youthful, interesting and enjoyable book starring Kara McCormick and some of her friends. Kara is a feisty, fun-lovin teenager who wants to be a TV star, and is very excited when she gets the chance. But its when she has to choose between family and stardom that she really finds out what life is about. I really liked Kara, and I like her family, and family values. I like that the author brings out the struggles Kara deals with because that’s what other teens need to hear. That’s what happens in real life, and just as God was there for Kara during her nervousness, insecurities and difficult situations she had to face,  He is with each of us the same way.


This is a great YA book and I highly recommend this for any teenage girl to read. I love that God leads authors to write books for teen girls so that they can read about characters their age and they way they face life. You will not be disappointed in this one.


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