Competition and high school; they seem to go hand in hand, no matter how much you'd like them to be separate entities. Competition with friends, enemies, and family members seem to be the way during the teen years. When you've been competing with a perfect older brother for attention from your parents as long as you can remember, it would be great to accomplish something spectacular in your own right. Kimberly Lange is about to get the chance in Vikk Simmons' Video Magic.
Kimberly Lange is competing against the perfect-in-every-way and beautiful Marla Morgan, Drama Diva, for an internship on the senior project. She knows she can do the job better, and that Marla prefers to be in front of the camera, not behind it. But Marla is the best friend of Greg Winters, the super hot senior in charge of the project. Everyone believes there must be more to Greg and Marla than friendship.
Kimberly spent her summer on her own project to prove she's the best person for the internship. Her work pays off and she gets the job. Now, can she do everything to show she is worthy of the chance? Does Marla hate her for winning? Does Marla hate her more now that Greg is showing Kimberly more attention than necessary on the project?
Kimberly learns about friendship, love and her own family through her ordeal in Video Magic. She finds love and learns to have more respect for others. The story could have moved more smoothly in places. Time jumped once or twice, passing quicker than I thought it should have. Beyond that, Vikk Simmons has woven a fine story of young love and teen competition that will bring hope to those of an age when either can be quite frustrating.
Reviewed By MargeAnna Conrad
© April 2009