Fake Famous

­Brilliance Audio. Nov. 2023. 1,014p. $29.99. ISBN 9781491596166.
Gr 9 Up–Davis’s latest novel is just pure fun. Iowa farm girl Red can really sing, even when she falls in porcine excrement channeling pop star Zay-Zay. Red’s sister catches the comical moment and, despite denials, posts the video that brings Zay-Zay to the family's combine shed with a lucrative proposal: be Zay-Zay for a week to give her a spiritual break. This could work: Red resembles Zay-Zay down to the same purple bruise in the exact same spot on their foreheads. Most importantly, Red could help save the family farm. After way too many legal signatures, Red’s off to sunny California to make the world believe—including herself. No more spoilers because listening will prove addictive: Davis, who’s also an actor, is unconditionally wondrous voicing every character with distinct accents, mannerisms, quirks. Live, laugh, love sums up her perfect performance.
VERDICT Nothing fake here, just pure magic.

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