Now That I’ve Found You

Roaring Brook. Aug. 2020. 336p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781250295026.
Gr 9 Up–Acting and filmmaking are in Evie Jones’s blood. Her parents are successful documentary producers, and her eccentric grandmother Gigi is the legendary film star Evelyn Conway. After landing a role in an upcoming thriller, Evie feels like everything has fallen into place for her rise to fame. Her ascent is quickly halted and her dreams are shattered when she is betrayed by her best friend. With aspirations of a second chance, Evie flies to New York to spend time with Gigi and hopefully use her grandmother’s fame to land another starring role. Adventure ensues when Evie’s elusive grandmother disappears, leaving only a grocery store delivery boy as the possible key to her location. As the two embark on a journey through New York City to locate the missing Gigi, Evie finds out that Milo is much more than just a delivery boy, and that things may not be as dire as she had previously suspected. This is a romantic adventure story full of life lessons and laughs. Multifaceted characters and an entertaining plotline make for an engaging story that teens are sure to enjoy.
VERDICT For fans of Mary H.K. Choi’s Permanent Record, Kasie West’s Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss, or Maurene Goo’s I Believe in a Thing Called Love.

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