The Private Life of Estelle Knight: Lights, Camera, Infatuation

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Soon after Estelle Knight, a yr old Relatable to young readersdicting! I've Life of Kindle Õ smiled, laughed, sighed, giggled, daydreamed and fantasized while reading your book Soon after Estelle Knight, a yr old TV star, finally meets and loses her virginity to her childhood celebrity crush, ultrahandsome, smooth talking Colvin Meters, she realizes that everything that glitters is only broken glass Colvin is one of the rare good memories from her childhood and she's desperate to hold on The Private PDF/EPUB or to him no matter what With her estranged abusive sister still missing and no mother or father to help her navigate super stardom or the birds and the bees, her personal assistant, Gina, is the only voice of reason in her ear As her past, present, hopes and dreams collide, she constantly turns to alcohol to numb the pain and in the midst of everything spiraling out of control, Private Life of ePUB ´ she's forced to smile for the cameras to avoid any bad press that could completely end her budding career Although her industry friends, Kiko and James, are there to support any way they can, ultimately Estelle must realize she has to make important decisions all by herself “This book feels very cinematic I could see it in my head as I was reading!” Katherine Locke, Author of Turning Pointe Estelle's journey is a wild, addicting rideI could hardly put it down!Natalie Cannon, Copyeditor “I have not been able to put the book down! All I have to ask: Is there a sequel?!”Mazie B Journalism graduate.The Private Life of Estelle Knight: Lights, Camera, Infatuation

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 279 pages
  • The Private Life of Estelle Knight: Lights, Camera, Infatuation
  • Keisha Ramdhanie
  • English
  • 19 October 2018

10 thoughts on “The Private Life of Estelle Knight: Lights, Camera, Infatuation

  1. says:

    I was drawn to the cover. It took me a little while to fully engage with the book, I think because it is not my usual realm of reading. My teenage years are long gone, and I was reluctant to revisit, even though my teenage years were nothing like those of Estelle with the exception of the insecurities that all teenagers have which the author portrayed so beautifully. Once I did engage, the book became a mystery to me. What happened in her home life to take her down this path? And, her upbringing was complex, as was her life. I can see a sequel, perhaps when the character becomes an old lady – something similar to Whatever Happened to Baby Jane. The sister might fit well into this. A good book makes you think, and this one did.

  2. says:

    Wow! This is an emotional book.

    Estelle Knight appears to have it all. She's young, she's beautiful, she's famous, and she's on everybody's favorite sitcom with her childhood crush, fellow actor Colvin Meters. But when one night she gives herself to him, all the pain she's been covering up comes crashing in. He's upset when he learns she's only 15 (almost 16), and he pushes her away, not wanting to go to jail and ruin his career.

    She comes up with a positive pregnancy test, and it sends her world spiraling further and further out of control. Every decision is fueled by a broken and battered past that is dredged up by every awful decision.

    I imagine this was an emotionally draining book to write. The author has captured the perfect imperfection of celebrity, the absolute out of control lives that I imagine many teen stars live. And Estelle is so broken to begin with. As the drama unfolds, we're pulled into her dysfunctional world rooting for her to claw her way back out. And she sort of does.

    The ending is bittersweet, as Estelle makes a few more bad choices in order to save herself. Not my usual kind of read, but a good reminder that celebrities are people too, and should be treated as such, rather than idolized, scrutinized, and torn down.

  3. says:

    The Private Life of Estelle Knight: Lights, Camera, Infatuation by Keisha Ramdhanie is a beautifully written novel. Full stop.
    The characters are believable, with distinct voices and motivations. The lovely heroine is at once fragile, flawed, worldly and innocent. We can all see ourselves in her struggle to face the realities of life in the actinic spotlight of early fame, all while battling her own internal demons and the emotional scars of a tumultuous childhood.
    Our story opens as we are introduced to our heroine, Ms. Estelle Knight, fifteen-year-old star of the hit teen television show Forever Young. We are also immediately made aware of the constant pressure of being in the public eye. The paparazzi, parties, drugs and sensuality that surround Estelle are slowly tearing her apart. A chance encounter with her childhood crush and co-star Colvin Meters, at one of these alcohol and drug laced affairs becomes the turning point of this whole tale. Through this event and the lens of Estelle's internal dialog and early life recollections we are guided expertly thru a beautiful arc of love, betrayal and ultimate redemption. No spoilers but in my humble opinion you will be hooked by this story from its first pages and you will both fall in love with Ms. Knight as well as witness her pain, her hopes, her nightmares and her ultimate resolve.
    To first-time author Ms. Ramdhanie I say Bravo! May you have much success in your future endeavors. Five stars!

  4. says:

    This book took me deeper into the mind of a 15-year-old than I think I ever wanted to be. That being said, it was well written and really struck home how isolated one can be even when surrounded by people.

    Estelle Knight is a child star - she's got it all it seems -- except the guy she's sweet on. All that gets turned around after some poor choices and an inability to confide in anyone. This is a story of how she regains control of her life, sort of.

    Towards the end of the book, some of the choice she makes and the ramifications were a little hard to believe, but that didn't detract from the overall story.

    I enjoyed this book, even if it was depressing at times. I can totally see this becoming a movie one day . . .

  5. says:

    Author Keisha Ramdhanie has written a book about a teenager, Estelle Knight, who has to deal with the celebrity and the cost of being famous. While normal female teenagers are doing regular teenage things, such as shopping, social media, sleepovers, and hanging out with their friends, Estelle is dealing with insecurity, self-consciousness, paranoia, and addiction.
    You can tell that she had a troubled childhood, and you can feel her pain from being thrown into the limelight. She’s expected to get along in an adult world with a child’s mind, and that only seems to be making it worse. She winds up turning to alcohol and looking for love in all the wrong places.
    One of the things that I enjoyed about this well written book is that I could definitely identify with Estelle. Although I didn’t turn to alcohol, I remembered what it was like to be a teenager, stuck between the world of childhood and adulthood. (Too old to be a child, too young to be an adult). It makes you truly understand why so many child stars get into so much trouble and out of control. I found myself on more than one occasion, wanting to reach out and “mama” this young girl.
    I would recommend this book for ages 15 to adult, because it serves as a message that rich and famous isn’t always all it’s cracked up to be, especially with a lot of them thinking it’s a glamourous, fabulous life. As I was reading, I was reminding about one of my grandmother’s favorite sayings, “All that glitters isn’t gold.” One thing is for sure, I look forward to reading more by this author, and I hope the next book continues Estelle's story, because I’d like to see what happens next.

    Again, I’d recommend this book for ages 15 – adult.

  6. says:

    I have been an avid reader all of my life, and have read enough mediocre books to be skeptical of first-time authors of popular fiction (a genre that any hack thinks they can write). I'll be honest - I purchased this book to be supportive of the author, and wasn't sure what to expect... and by the end of the first chapter, I was hooked.

    In her first literary offering, Keisha Ramdhanie proves herself to be an expert storyteller. The title character, Estelle, is compelling and complex: ingenuous, yet wily at the same time. I haven't been a teenager for a very long time, but found Estelle relatable. The situations and Estelle's reactions to them were believable and rather than leading me to feel sympathy for her, which can sometimes create distance for a reader, Ramdhanie walked me right down the path of empathy- and made me wear Estelle's shoes while doing so.

    I look forward to reading more by this author, and I hope the next book is a continuation of Estelle's story because I NEED to know what happens next.

    That's how I know it's golden.

  7. says:

    I wasn’t sure that I wanted to read this coming of age story about a teenage starlet in Hollywood, but Ms. Ramdhanie pulled me into the private and public life of Estelle Knight. It was easy to relate to the character and remember my own journey at that age. Most of us make our mistakes privately. Estelle’s story brought to mind some very real and troubled young stars and the harsh treatment they can receive from the media and the public when their private mistakes become public. There were some technical errors in the book that could have been fixed with a good edit, but barring that the story is well told and engaging. I did have trouble with some of the timeline and the ending was surprising and disturbing. Ms. Ramdhanie is a good story teller. Were it not for some of the technical errors, I would have rated the book much higher. I would definitely read this author again.

  8. says:

    A sad and powerful story. Estelle, a teenage TV star, is suffering. Although dearly loved by her father, her childhood search for her mother, not knowing her true identity, and being hated by her older sister have left scars which she seems unable to overcome. Estelle relies on alcohol to get her through her tormented life, but this dependence only leads to more problems. And her infatuation with her childhood TV idol only exacerbates her unhappiness.

    I found the childhood flashback chapters excellent, well written and essential to understanding Estelle’s private life. However, for me some of the chapters set in her teen years were a bit over the top. But all in all I really enjoyed the novel and would recommend it.

  9. says:

    I really enjoyed this book. I had no idea what the story would be like but the cover was so haunting and beautiful that I was intrigued. I was pulled straight into the world of Estelle Knight.

    Estelle is a rising, television star, still in her teens. Although famous and wealthy with an entourage of minders and assistants we soon see how desperately unhappy she is.

    There is a heartbreaking poetry to Keisha Ramdhanie's writing and this book could definitely translate to the screen.
    I hope there will be a sequel.

  10. says:

    Wow, I first must say sorry for how long it took to read Keisha!! Amazing main character Estelle you can't help to feel this girls pain. I felt so many emotions when reading this. You can't help but to want to hug Estelle. Some of the characters you just can't help but hate. Well written the Author does an amazing job at making you feel drawn into the story. Bravo, truly well done. A must read full of ups & downs and twists you won't see coming.

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