So this is when Katrina, with the support of her best friend and one other family member, winds up a contestant on American Star. (Yes, it is a take off of some other famous TV talent competition shows.)
What makes this good though is the characters, and the influence that Katrina and her Aunt have on others.
It is a good story, a fast read, and the only thing that I was sad about is that I wished that I felt that Katrina had a bit more in-depth understanding that putting on a show, or a look, for a temporary event doesn't change who you are inside. I understood the conflict, but from my own life I know that sometimes you have a goal that must be reached, and the way to reach it might not be your favorite way to do so. That doesn't mean it is a life long change, nor that who you really are is going to be forever altered. Over all I loved it and it has a very nice ending.
The book link: http://www.amazon.com/Simple-Song-A-Novel/dp/0800722256
The Author's web site: http://www.melodycarlson.com/
Available June 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group