Off the Record by Camryn Garrett
For as long as seventeen-year-old Josie Wright can remember, writing has been her identity, the thing she establishes when everything else is a garbage fire. When she wins a contest to write a celebrity profile for Deep Focus magazine, she’s equally excited and scared, but ready too. She has that.
Soon Josie is heading out on a tour of multiple cities, rubbing her elbows with sparkling celebrities, frenetic handlers, stone-faced producers, and eccentric stylists. She even captures feelings for the topic of her profile and blinds the young newcomer Marius Canet. Josie’s world is growing so fast that she doesn’t know if it’s flying or falling. But when a young actress lets her in on a terrible secret, the answer is clear: she’s above her head.
One woman’s account leads to another and another. Josie tries to expose the man responsible, but hesitates to comment and isn’t sure if this is her story. What if she abandons the women who told her about her stories? What if this ends her writing career before she even starts? There are so many reasons not to move on, but if Josie doesn’t show up, who will?
Reasons to read it: From the author of Full Disclosure, it’s a story about the backgrounds of celebrity life and the #MeToo movement. It also has a fat bisexual protagonist with anxiety. I loved Full Disclosure so I can’t wait to pick up this product.