Fifteen Minutes

Kingsbury, Karen. Fifteen Minutes. New York, NY: Howard Books. 2013.

fifteenminutesHoping to save his family’s horse farm, Zack Dylan auditions for Fifteen Minutes, the singing show sure to bring fame and fortune to the winner but also compromise, heartache, and a test of character. Once a young man who worshiped God, strong in his faith and sure of his convictions, as Zack moves through the process, he soon realizes he is not the person he once was. Advised by Chandra Olson, one of the show’s voice judges, along with his high-school sweetheart, Reese Weatherly, Zack soon learns what he must do…

Based on the popular reality show, American Idol, Karen Kingsbury has taken a behind-the-scenes look at the entertainment culture. Though not always what is seen, fame and fortune can have quite an effect on lives, including one’s faith. In true Kingsbury style, the author writes an interesting account of today’s reality show society. A fan of “American Idol”, the “X-Factor” or the “The Voice” will enjoy this backstage pass written for mainly a young adult audience.

3.5 (out of 5) pennies


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