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Becoming Famous

3.13  ·  Rating details ·  52 ratings  ·  44 reviews
Becoming Famous, by Natalie Scott, is the long anticipated sequel to Rules for Riders.


Bebe Barkley has never released a sex tape. She’s not America’s Next Top Model. She didn’t get pregnant at 16, and has never auditioned for American Idol. In fact, she’s holed up in a hotel room at the Waldorf in New York City, totally depressed. But even though she doesn’t know
Paperback, 204 pages
Published July 30th 2015 (first published July 1st 2015)
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Aug 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Having survived the betrayal of a former friend, the loss of a brother and the death of her prized horse, Bebe Barkley’s life has been spiraling downward. Once a top Equestrian rider, once in love with her trainer, today she is filled only with despair, frozen in time, her life caught in a gridlock of movement. Maybe a new address on the other side of the country is in ord
Bill Kupersmith
Aug 12, 2015 rated it liked it
When Bebe Barkley starts training as a boxer, it didn’t occur to me to hope that she might take it up as a career. I don’t follow women’s boxing but it’s hard to imagine Bebe as a professional. Still, I wish she’d entered into some competitions, because that element was the most lacking in Becoming Famous. Tho’ we’d not expect Bebe to resume riding, she really ought to accomplish something that depends on more on discipline & dedication than good looks & good luck. In Becoming Famous, B ...more
Aug 21, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
I did receive ARC from NetGalley for honest review and that what I'll give. I read lots of books but this one was very poorly written both grammatically and plot wise. If there was no editor then let a friend who teaches English help edit. Also don't drink energy drinks or coffee as book skips around so much. Interesting ideas but not formed well. Get some assistance and write again!!
Aug 24, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: gave-up
According to my Kindle, I'm at 25%. I can't believe I even made it that far. This book is horribly written. Finding out that it's a sequel just makes me fear for whomever read the first one and thought a second was needed.
This book skips around like an ADHD kid with 3 Red Bulls in him. There are NO descriptions. There is NO real plot. And the whole thing fails on so many levels, it's almost indescribable.
But let's get one thing clear, what Bebe did with the will for her suicidal friend was compl
"You know, Bebe, when I first met you, I thought you were the most fun, exciting girl I'd ever met. I would've followed you anywhere. But I was wrong. You're a runner, Bebe, every time life gets too hard for you to handle, you run. You can run to the end of the earth for all I care. But you will never outrun yourself."

That quote basically explains Bebe exactly how she is and what makes her such an unlikable character.
Bebe has let her past make her into a victim of sorts or that the card, she alw
Maryam Dinzly
Nov 17, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
Hell no. Nope. Just nope.

Guys, am I the only one who could not finish up this book? I tried, I swear to God I tried reading it, but after awhile, my annoyance turned into anger, and I just locked my Kindle. I could not take it anymore. I usually hate DNF-ing a book, especially if it was one for review, but I am so so sorry.

Firstly, this book started out way too robotic for me. It's like every sentence ends. LIKE, "I went to eat breakfast. When I am done, I grabbed my keys and walked out the fron
Sep 09, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: arc-or-galley, dnf
Received this book from NetGalley for an honest review. Sadly, I had to DNF this book at 33% since it bored me to tears and confused the hell out of me. At this point there does not seem to be a plot line of any sort and nothing has happened. Additionally, the characters make some insane decisions which don't seem logical at all and make the story hard to follow.

Bebe the main character comes off as a sociopath since she doesn't seem to really care about anyone but herself. She coerces a friend
Ann Valdez
Sep 10, 2015 rated it liked it
Bebe is likeable, but yet there are parts of her character which I did not like - so it is realistic in that part. i just can't endorse all of the happenings for a YA read, but the story is alright.

Bebe had hopes of being a great equestrian rider, but those plans ended and now she is making the big move to L.A. She takes up boxing and acting which leads to a new future, a famous future. Bebe goes through a relationship where she loves, fears loving and losing, and then comes to resolution about
Sierra Ochoa
Even if you haven't read Rules for Riders, the sequel is a totally fun read! The characters are really engaging and suck you in from the moment you open the book, I have to admit it's a really fast paced read. I couldn't put it down and finished it in just a couple of days. If you're looking for fun beach book this one's for you!
Vanessa Cisneros
Aug 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I didn't read the second book but it is easy to know the characters a fast pace book I love it!
Aug 29, 2015 rated it liked it
I was lucky enough to receive this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Ok, so I'm going to begin with the negatives. But, no matter what, I beg you to continue reading until I get to all the positives because they are definitely worth waiting for! I'll start with the main character. Honestly, in this book, I wasn't a huge fan of Bebe Barkley. She seemed kind of harsh as well spending the majority of her time moping around, sleeping, or drinking. I did, however appreciate her c ...more
Don Sloan
Oct 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the rollicking good story of Bebe Barkley and her riotous road to fame and glory. Buckle your seatbelt and get ready to ride as this outrageous YA story takes you from New York to Los Angeles, showing once and for all that girls really DO just wanna have fun.

Bebe loves to "see, be seen, and be seen seeing." It's an old adage about overprivileged people, and Bebe certainly embraces that role. But not at first.

In New York, she's down and almost out when she's literally rescued off the str
Sep 23, 2015 rated it liked it
I received this book for my review. I started this book and it had a hard time gaining my interest. The book seemed to jump around and it was fast paced in that the days moved quickly. I found the main character Bebe Barkley mysterious and I believe that is why I stayed with the book.
The book has many events that occurred to and around Bebe. Some of the book was farfetched for me. I would never move in with someone I just met. But it worked for Bebe. Blue was a great character, he seemed to bala
Sep 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received the book as an ARC from Net Galley.

The book is about Bebe Barkley. After her dreams of becoming a professional equestrian champion are shattered, Bebe tries to find a new path in life. Her impulsive and larger than life attitude allows her to follow her heart from New York to LA, making friends with eccentric artists, fellow aspring actresses, broody boxers, and bossy but hotter than hell directors along the way. It is a well written story with characters you can fall in love with. T
Josselyn Radillo
Aug 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing

RATE: 6/5


An artists who looks like her brother and a woman in need of some healing? That made becoming famous an insta- click for me and Natalie Scott is amazing, you’ll love this one.
It took me no time at all to dive right back into Bebe and Blue’s story
Bebe’s life gets turned on its side when Blue Benson takes her as his new roommate. I think he was smitten with her immediately.
It’s hard for me to go into details witho
Sep 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received Becoming Famous from Netgalley, before I knew it was a sequel. After reading both books, it is definitely better to read Rules For Riders first, so that you understand what Bebe is talking about at some points in the book, though you could read Becoming Famous as a stand alone- you might be a little confused, but there is so much more going on in this book, that you will not be disappointed. I enjoyed reading Becoming Famous, I felt like I was in a whirlwind of famous designers, actor ...more
Feb 26, 2016 rated it liked it
Becoming Famous is the story of Bebe as she rebuilds her life after her career goals are dashed and she must start again. Bebe decides to take life by the horns and live it to the fullest. She flees first to New York then to California and life takes her on a roller coaster both in her new career in Television and modeling and on a personal level as she makes many friends and can always find a party when she needs them, but eventually Bebe tires of he lifestyle and she must decide if she is read ...more
Aug 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Bebe Barkley at the beginning of this book is REALLY messed up. She screwed up her life royally and gave up the one thing she really actually loved. Her dream of being a Olympic Equestrian.

I think I enjoyed the book because its really how Bebe gets her shit and her life together. We meet some incredibly colorful characters (including some really hot guys! Which always makes for a fun read.)along the way who go along with her on her journey.

Becoming Famous is for any girl who’s felt messed up,
Sep 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Natalie Scott captured the minds of young women who have always fantasized about becoming Famous. This is a must read novel for young women who crave excitement by experiencing new adventures.

Bebe Barkley was a teenage girl who became depressed and defeated by losing her "dream" to become a champion equestrian. She was soul searching after her dream was crushed. She became reluctant and went through an "identity crisis" in terms of a new exploration of finding herself.

At times her choices were
Sep 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I read Rules for Riders when it first came out and Becoming Famous is just as fast paced. But what I really liked about Becoming Famous is a lot of the characters are really flawed and screwed up. I find in more traditional romance and young adult novels the characters are totally beautiful and perfect.
What I like about this book, especially the main character Bebe Barkley, is that she starts off in a really bad place. She’s alone and depressed. She’s walked away from her former life as a champ
Aug 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
"Bebe Barkley was a champion equestrian rider with a bright future until tragedy struck." The book opens with Bebe alone and depressed in a New York hotel separated from everyone she loves. She can’t seem to move forward with her life, but doesn’t refuses to admit defeat in her life.

As a 21 year old girl, I totally related to Bebe as I have felt lonely and lost in my own life. Becoming Famous is really Bebe’s story of finding herself again. Without giving too much more away, I really liked this
Lesli Kraft
Aug 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Becoming Famous was a very entertaining story from beginning to end. Bebe gets herself into so much trouble but always manages to come out on top. This book is a follow up to Rules for Riders but you don't have to have read that to understand this story line. It works well as a stand alone as well since it touches on parts from Rules for Riders. I found myself impressed with Bebe in the beginning when dealing with Blue but at times I also wanted to smack her in the head and ask what the heck was ...more
Kasey Cocoa
Nov 08, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
Scott does a good job bringing in a variety of characters that feel different from each other and telling their story. For me it started out a little on the fast paced side but not quite to the point of feeling rushed. There were a few little issues I had with continuity and dialogue that didn't seem to further the story but nothing terribly off track. Overall this is an easy quick read perfect for soap opera loving readers. I wouldn't give the green light for younger readers but I do feel that ...more
Oct 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Bebe Barkley is a hot mess, when the book first opens. But that's what I kind of liked about it. She is sitting alone and depressed in a hotel room. The book is really about her progression to Becoming Famous. Don't get me wrong, It's not exactly an easy ride. There are a lot of pitfalls, but I really enjoyed the colorful characters that Ms. Scott creates, which makes this book such a fun ride!

A lot of people have commented that the book is fast paced and jumps around. I actually liked the writ
Nov 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone looking for a quick breezy read
First of all, the character starts off in a really bad place. Bebe is alone and depressed in the beginning. However what I really liked is that the character has an arc and things slowly start to get better for her. I've had times in my life where I've been lonely and depressed so I can really relate to the character.

It's a fairly easy read and as things get better for Bebe, so does the pace of the novel. There are lots of fun, wild, crazy characters which kept things interesting. I have to adm
Danielle from Short and Sassy
Aug 30, 2015 rated it did not like it
I tried to read this book. I really did. The synopsis sounds good. I was all excited. 15 percent in, I thought it was all over the place. I did not like any of the characters. I skimmed a little bit more and then I gave up. sorry :(
Dec 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
I used to watch soap operas. This book reminds me of them a little bit. There is some good and bad is it but so the soaps were the same way for me. See what you think of this book! * I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*
Sep 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Natalie Scott did a wonderful job of developing the characters in this book. I felt this was especially true with Bebe the main character. Truth be told I didn't particularly like her in the beginning, but by the end of the novel she had turned into a well rounded heroine
Sep 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
A likeable read for my eleven year old daughter, thou not the genre within the YA genre she's typically drawn to. The characters provide a mind provoking look at what every young adult goes through in life when finding oneself after a slip.
Lissa Rice
**2.5 Stars** I received a copy in exchange for an honest review. Review will be up on Boundless Book Reviews.
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Natalie Scott grew up in Melbourne, often referred as the cultural capital of Australia because of its great restaurants, trendy cafes and great shopping! Natalie developed a love of books when her fourth grade teacher read the book Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S Lewis.
In high school Natalie devoured the classics, her favorite being Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger. At University she st