cover image Now That I’ve Found You

Now That I’ve Found You

Kristina Forest. Roaring Brook, $17.99 (336p) ISBN 978-1-250-29502-6

Evie Jones is on the way to stardom, having landed a role in a high-profile film, until her best friend releases a video—of Evie drunkenly impersonating the director—that gets Evie fired. Now the 18-year-old is hoping to get back to work by using her connections to her famous grandmother and former step-grandfather: Hollywood royalty who appeared in the first big romantic movie with black stars but who no longer speak to one another. Evie’s been asked to present her grandmother, Evelyn, with a lifetime achievement award, but after Evelyn takes off, Evie turns to 19-year-old Milo, a musician-on-the-rise and a friend to her grandmother, for help tracking her down. The dash to find her before the awards ceremony gives Forest’s (I Wanna Be Where You Are) sophomore novel a madcap quality, and hunky, soulful Milo makes a good love interest, but Evie’s self-interest—she’s sure everyone is trying to use her, and she’s too wrapped up in herself to notice what’s going on with her grandmother—detracts. Articles and home video transcripts stud the first-person narrative. Ages 12–up. [em]Agent: Sara Crowe, Pippin Properties. (Aug.) [/em] Correction: This review has been updated for factual accuracy.