Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills

Famous in a Small Town

For Sophie, small town life has never felt small. With her four best friends—loving, infuriating, and all she could ever ask for—she can weather any storm. But when Sophie’s beloved Acadia High School marching band is selected to march in the upcoming Rose Parade, it’s her job to get them all the way to LA. Her plan? To persuade country singer Megan Pleasant, their Midwestern town’s only claim to fame, to come back to Acadia to headline...

Details Famous in a Small Town

TitleFamous in a Small Town
Release DateJan 15th, 2019
PublisherHenry Holt and Co. (BYR)
GenreContemporary, Young Adult, Romance

Reviews Famous in a Small Town

  • may ❀
    full review postedI wish I was smart enough to take notes //while// I was reading bc I have SO MANY thoughts and I have no evidence to support them, thanks a lot past may, you’re a wonder to work withemma mills basically figured out the secret to making me instantly stan a book and it basically consist of:- wholesome group of friends - soft boys - actual, genuine humour - a relatable mc that I mistake for myself sometimes that was just my thesi...
  • Heather
    My first read of 2019!I love Emma Mills books, they are just so cute & adorable.
  • Hollis
    So. many. feels.Has there been a single Mills book that hasn't made me cry my eyes out? Survey says : haha you funny. I went into this blind and I want you to, too. All you need to know is that it's Millsy. It's YA. It's feelsy. It's friendshippy. And it's freaking lovely. Sophie might be one of my new favourite lady-leads because.. gah. Reasons. I'll admit this was nowhere near as funny as FOOLISH HEARTS but there's a scene in chapter five that ...
  • Julie Zantopoulos
    I love how Emma takes an aspect of high school/teenage life and weaves it into all her stories, there's something for everyone in her novels. In Foolish Hearts it was the drama kids and in this novel it's the band kids. I don't relate to either-which may be why the fanfic centered This Adventure Ends is my favorite of hers-but I still love her stories. One thing that Emma does REALLY well is write family dynamics and friend groups. I will say, I ...
  • Jaime Arkin
    Her books just keep getting better and better!! Mills just writes friendship so amazingly well that i want to climb into the pages and be a part of these characters lives. absolute perfection!! Full review to come!
  • Sue (Hollywood News Source)
    Of course Emma Mills made me cry again. What else is new??!?Though, seriously Famous in a Small Town is another gut in the punch (in a good way.) I cried so much but I also laughed at all the joyous moments. This book made me feel kilig. It's a Filipino word which I don't want to give any English translation because it's kilig on its own. It's that feeling when you're reading a really good book and you get these flutter kicks in your heart - like...
  • ambsreads
    i actually moved this wow full review to come!
  • Joshee Kun (조수아)
    Thank you, Macmillan, for giving me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.You won't stop meaning something to us just because you think you're temporary. —SophieAfter reading a bunch of fantasy novels, it's nice to finally return to reality. Also, it's been a while since I gave a contemporary book four stars. Ugh, most YA contemporary novels these days do not hit the mark. With that in mind, I'm thrilled that my first Emma Mills ...
  • Alexa
    I’ve always enjoyed reading novels by Emma Mills, and I can’t say that experience was any different with Famous in a Small Town. This newest novel is about Sophie and her friends over the course of one summer in their small town of Acadia, including the arrival of a new boy next door, and the pressure to raise enough money to send her marching band to California. I enjoyed Emma’s writing, as always, and flew through the pages of this tale. ...
  • Cori Reed
    4.5 Stars! I love Emma Mills.
  • Madalyn (Novel Ink)
    This review originally appeared on Novel Ink. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Emma Mills has quickly become one of my favorite YA contemporary authors. She excels at writing dialogue and at creating characters who truly feel like real teenagers. I went into Famous in a Small Town fully ready to fall in love again, but unfortunately, this one ju...
  • Mary H
    It's 2017 right now. Someone please tell me how on earth Emma Mills and Macmillan expect me to wait until 2019 to read this book because that's exceedingly rude. How am I supposed to live through 2018 knowing I don't get a new snark-filled slow burn romance from the mind that brought us First & Then, This Adventure Ends, and Foolish Hearts?? [insert dramatic di Caprio "how am I supposed to live" gif here]
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Every book she writes makes me love Emma Mills more and more. I swear, she writes books just for me, because each one leaves me warm and fuzzy and in a state of elation. And, yes, she did it once again with Famous in a Small Town.I am not even sure where to start here, because I loved so many things in this book, but it is my firm belief that it's the characters that standout the most in Mills' stories.As always, Mills assembled a cast of charact...
  • Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤
    This book was nothing like I expected-and that’s both a good and a bad thing! The friendships were off the charts in terms of addicting, in my opinion, the story was strong-even if I could give a f*** about the pop star from their home town (only thing I didn’t like about this book)-and the surprising emotional devastation followed by the feels of how cute Sophie and August’s relationship was-it was a lot to take in! And I truly loved it ...
  • nick
    Emma Mills has yet to disappoint me with her books. Every book of hers manages to charm me in every way and Famous in a Small Town was no different.Mills' biggest writing strength is friendship. I have adored one of her main characters so far, but for me, what take her books to the next level are the depictions of friendships. Sophie and her group of friends were a joyous and interesting bunch, who were all so well-developed. As we get to know So...
  • Marie
    Well, this was an adorable contemporary, exactly the kind of book that I like. This group of friends, I loved them SO much <3Full review coming soon!Buddy-read with the amazing Taasia <3My Blog - Drizzle & Hurricane Books - Twitter - Bloglovin'
  • mith
    I am sobbing, I love this book and this author and these characters so goddamn much.
  • Jamie (Books and Ladders)
    See this review and more on Books and Ladders!Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book and chose to review it. This in no way impacts my opinion.I can't believe how many things Emma Mills can make me feel with each of her books. I think this is her best one yet.
  • Jane (It'sJaneLindsey)
    I can't believe I'm saying this, but Famous In a Small Town is by far my least favorite Emma Mills book. It was missing all of the magic that makes her novels so unique. For the first 50 pages or so, I thought this had all the makings of a 5 star read and a new favorite. However, things never properly came together in any significant way, and the individual pieces weren't strong enough on their own. Friendship groups and family dynamics are usual...
  • Chelsea
    Okay, to everyone who recommended Emma Mills books, I finally see what you’re talking about. This is peak YA contemporary right here, and I cannot wait to binge the rest of her books.Instead of telling you what it’s about, I’m just going to quote the blurb: “Country stars, revenge plots, and a few fake kisses (along with some excellent real ones) await Sophie in this hilarious, heartfelt story.” It sounds silly and cheesy, but I can’t...
  • Ginger at GReadsBooks.com
    This was my first Emma Mills book to read & certainly won’t be my last. What a beautifully raw & enchanting story about friendship, the uncertainty of the unknown, & not being afraid of full honesty with the ones you love. There is so much goodness packed into this novel, the kind that felt realistic yet poetic. This is what contemporary YA is all about — feeling with your whole heart as you read.
  • Kael
    4.5 starsI should just give Emma Mills access to my bank account so she can take my money whenever she writes a new book.