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Accidental Superstar

3.41  ·  Rating details ·  95 ratings  ·  26 reviews
"If I'd known that two million people were going to be watching, I'd probably have done a bit of tidying up.

Katie Cox is used to going unnoticed - by her mum, her dad, even her best friend. But when a video of her singing in her bedroom goes viral, she becomes a superstar overnight. As the views skyrocket and a recording contract beckons, the real world starts to feel ve
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published January 14th 2016 by Macmillan
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Mehsi
Well, this was a bit of a disappointment. This was a book that I had been looking for to read for some time, and I was super excited to finally read it when it got delivered. Sadly, it was apparently not meant to be. There were funny parts, but sadly also enough stuff that wasn't good.

The book started off pretty fun and I liked Katie. She seemed a fun, interesting, down-to-earth girl who likes to make music, write lyrics, have fun with her best friend Lacey, and she was so normal. Not like a lo
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Leah
Feb 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Do you ever get that feeling where you read a book SO GOOD you need the sequel immediately? LIKE YESTERDAY? And then you realise the sequel is at least a year away? Well, that. I am feeling that horrific anger where I want the sequel to Accidental Superstar right now, even if that means reading as Marianne writes it. Because Accidental Superstar was amazing. Absolutely knock-me-down amazing. I read all kinds of books but my favourites are the light reads that I can just lose myself in, without w ...more
Oda Renate
Feb 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Fun,yet a bit predictable(had to skip a few pages they were so predictable)
Yet it gets a 4 from me because of the relatabilty and the fact that the only critisism I have is the predictability of it.
I love how the relatiomship between the sisters is(jumper stealing rotfl)and the other relatiomships in the book are done good as well.
Happy that its the first in a series. Defently a series I will continue with.
Kristina Aziz
Maybe I'm getting old, but most of this book had me going "You had ONE JOB KATIE." Seriously, most of this book was a normal teenager going through extraordinary circumstances. The rest of it was the same teenager making incredibly basic mistakes that make you want to shake her.

Maybe I should be saying "omg she's so real, so flawed. I love her." But I don't. You know who I love? Her sister Amanda, who does so much to try to make things easier for both her mom and her sister, and gets like Zero c
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smgK8
Jan 24, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: middle-grades
*I received a free copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest and fair review.*
Katie Cox is going through some changes in her life - her parents getting divorced, moving, her mom dating someone new. Amidst all of this, she is an aspiring singer, songwriter. One afternoon her friends and her moms boyfriend are playing around and record a song. They post it online and it goes viral. What ensues is a series of events that take you from viral video to pop star.

I can definitely se
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Ludmila Marton
Jun 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
Pleasant surprise of a book! Well written and readable, portraits relationships between family members and teenagers in a very authentic way, yet it's still fun and not heavy-handed. Katie's instant fame goes into her head and although she's not overly cocky you know that fall is about to happen. Fortunately everything plays out just fine and not too painfull in the end. All the characters in the book are interesting to observe and I loved that some of the lyrics that Katie writes were included ...more
little bookworm girl
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book !!!! And although I have read other people's reviews which have said that they were disappointed with how Katie acted when she was "famous" I completely disagree !!! Even though at some points it was a bit frustrating about how she acted towards other people I thought it added to the story. I will definitely be reading the second one.
L. B. Bugle
Jan 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
I liked this book and have read it twice. I'm not sure how old Katie is supposed to be, but I'm guessing ninth grade. I didn't liked how Katie Cox acted towards her stepdad and secretly recorded her single.
Loraine
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
I like how there are so many twists in the story.
Katya
Nov 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
This was fun. I enjoyed it.

That's basically it.
Chelsea
Jul 17, 2017 rated it liked it
Uhhhhh....... I don't really know what to think. I'll have more thoughts about this book in my review, but, it was something. Just... something.
Megan
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing! It really focuses on the reality of being a pop star!
Gina
Jun 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: issues, young-adult
Katie Cox is a young English teenager who becomes famous when a video of her singing goes viral. From being an ordinary schoolgirl to becoming a superstar changes her life.
Leo Ryder
Dec 29, 2017 rated it it was ok
It had an interesting plot but some dull language would recommend for a girl around 10-12
Lexi
Jan 06, 2019 rated it did not like it
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Jessica Workman Holland (Tales Between the Pages)
Though entertaining, Katie Cox Goes Viral is nothing special. It's a cute book that has a timely focus for today's middle-grade readers. I'm sure 10-13 year olds will love the music focused content and the way Katie navigates the challenges in her life. The takeaway from Katie Cox Goes Viral is to remember your roots and don't let fame go to your head. This review was originally posted on Tales Between the Pages
Kayla (Kayla's Book Nook)
I have always wanted to read a book about a tween or a teen going viral. It's always interested me to see how it happens, so when I found out about this book, I just knew that I would love it!

And love it I did! I could not put it down. It was even better than I was expecting it to be, especially considering that it's a middle grade book. It was soooo adorable and fluffy, I just can't...

For a synopsis, this book centres around Katie, a middle schooler, who really enjoys writing songs. Her family
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Josie
Apr 29, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult
I feel like this book should get some kind of Distinction for not containing a single likeable character.
Laura
Oh, gosh, I loved this book. The language was so cleaver, but natural at the same time, as shown below:

No one should have to wait for a bus without a phone. It's unnatural. I mean, what are your hands supposed to even do? Why do humans have thumbs if not for messaging?


The story is normal enough. Katie writes songs, the way some people draw, or write fan fic, because that is what she enjoys doing, and she keeps a lyric book, where she writes everything down. Her mother has recently divorced, an
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Kourtney
Sep 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great young adult novel. Katie Cox feels that her life is changing - her parents got divorced, her dad moved to America, her mom has started dating someone new and now they all live together, along with her sister. Even her best friend feels to be slipping away. Imagine the excitement when a video of her singing in her bedroom goes viral one day. Everyone in town is talking about it, and eyes all over the world have seen it. A London record company comes calling, and Katie's whole worl ...more
Sarah-Jane
Laugh out loud funny story of the meteoric rise to fame of teenage internet singing sensation Katie Cox. Katie’s life has been difficult of late. Her mum and dad are divorced and he now lives in California. Her mum has a new man and they’ve moved into a dilapidated house of horrors (complete with mice, spiders and leaking roof) out of town. Katie feels very much a passenger in her life. One night everything changes when one of her mates puts a video of her singing online. Overnight she’s famous ...more
Kirsty
Seems ok and quite funny but younger than what I want to read right now. Might come back to it.
Nidhi Bhatt
Feb 09, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf, ya-and-na
I was expecting too much! This one doesn't deliver... Disappointing!
Sublime Reads
The songs after every major even were really cute :D
Full review to come soon!
T.J. Burns
I received a copy of this book from Sourcebooks Jabberwocky via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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