Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Book Review - Booboo Stewart: Twilight's Breakout Idol


Booboo Stewart: Twilight's Breakout Idol

By: Marcia Amidon Lusted
Publisher: Lerner Publications
Publication Date: March 2013
ISBN: 1467708801
Reviewed by: Deb Fowler
Review Date: April 2013

Multi-talented Booboo Stewart has definitely been launched into the limelight when he landed a starring role as Seth Clearwater in “Eclipse.” Booboo definitely has the right kind of moves he needed to play a shape-shifter, but he was no newcomer to acting. In fact, “he got his start onstage by learning martial arts when he was three.” He started out as a very young stuntman, but before long he was landing parts in movies and television. Acting wasn’t the only thing that interested Booboo. In fact, he just happens to play three instruments and was in the Disney band, T-Squad.

Perhaps it was there Booboo got a taste of what real stardom was all about when some “crazed fans” went after him at a football game. “They were trying to rip my arm off,” he claimed, “and we were running and running.” T-Squad was the first musical act he was with, but there were others, including one with his sisters. Of course if you’ve checked out his super good looks in “Eclipse,” it would be no surprise that his was a model. How about a writer? Yes, he tried that as well. In this book you’ll learn about charities he supports, his family life, how he got the part in “Eclipse,” roles in other movies, and you’ll learn many other interesting things about Booboo Stewart, superstar.

This is a fascinating book about Booboo Stewart that young fans will love. Booboo is one of those kinds of guys who has garnered admirers of all ages. This mini-biography is short, sweet and is perfect for kids who just have to know a bit more about their idol. The layout of the book is appealing with numerous full-color photographs and numerous small sidebars. For example, in one we learn that he is a “health nut” and does things like “goes to the gym six times a week.” In the back of the book is an index, source notes, and additional book and website resources to explore.

Quill says: If you love the Twilight Saga films, you just might want to take a closer look at Booboo!