Can Dreams Come True?

The Cecily Taylor Series Book One

Young Adult - Romance
232 Pages
Reviewed on 06/06/2018
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Reviewed by Lesley Jones for Readers' Favorite

In Can Dreams Come True? by Krysten Lindsay Hager, college student Cecily is happy with her life in a small town and her boyfriend, Zach. She is grateful that Zach, a small town boy, wants to be with her. Then she hears the news that her celebrity crush Andrew Holiday is auditioning for a new music video. She desperately wants to see her idol, so she joins her friend who is auditioning. When her friend's glamorous appearance doesn’t suit the girl next door look, the directors and Andrew's attention turn to Cecily. Although they are from different worlds, Andrew realizes quite quickly that Cecily's refreshing honesty and life view are unlike any of the starlets he has dated. When a misunderstanding causes a rift in Cecily's relationship with Zach, Andrew is waiting to steal Cecily away and give her the love he believes she deserves. Will Cecily finally realise her self-worth and follow her heart and Andrew?

Can Dreams Come True? by Krysten Lindsay Hager is a teenage novel that covers all the issues faced by today's adolescents. I loved the way the author has created such a strong and unique character in Cecily. She shows a mature attitude which is rare in this genre of novel. Her feelings of low self-esteem and the development of the relationship with Andrew are real and heart-warming. There are some hysterically funny moments in the story too. The other characters are also believable, and the way young girls interact and speak to each other is very realistic. The plot moves forward constantly with conflict perfectly placed to keep you engaged. The reality of how rumours and jealousy can cause damage to a person is effectively shown within the story. A wonderful and captivating teenage love story.