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Lia is purported to be quite mature, and I suspect in many ways she is, but witnessing the dark side of life or sitting on a fortune is not the same as acquiring the maturity to handle the issues life presents. In this regard, Startlet’s Run offered some fairly traditional teenage angst and lack of wisdom. Lia and Manuel are faced with differences in the things they love and love to do, the things they believe and religions they practice, and perhaps most significantly, the pain and almost debilitating jealously they each experience with the knowledge of those love interests who have come before them. While the jealously and continuous “feelings of love” seemed at times a bit overdone, the relationship seemed believable in light of the young lovers inexperience in life. I quite liked Manuel and his desire to earn his own way and be his own man, though he could have merely sat back and expected to live on Lia’s millions. I also appreciated that after voicing his demands, Manuel discovered that while he might not like Lia’s continuing her career, his relationship with her would depend on his coming to terms with that truth. Starlet’s Run, by Carla J. Hanna, which examines young love in the context of a rich young starlet, is sure to be enjoyed and followed by the young and young at heart who would like a peek into the world of the rich and famous.
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