You say Spoiled like it's a bad thing.
Sixteen-year-old Molly Dix has just discovered that her biological father is Brick Berlin, world-famous movie star and red-carpet regular. Intrigued (and a little) terrified by her Hollywood lineage, Molly moves to Los Angeles and plunges headfirst into the deep of Beverly Hills celebrity life. Just as Molly thinks her life couldn't get any stranger, she meets Brooke Berlin, her gorgeous, spoiled half sister, who welcomes Molly to la-la land with a smothering dose "sisterly love"...but in this town, nothing is ever what it seems.
Set against a world of Redbull-fuelled stylists, tiny tanned girls, popped-collar guys, and Blackberry-wielding publicists, Spoiled is a sparkling debut from the writers behind the viciously funny celebrity blog GoFugYourself.com.
Fashion bloggers Cocks and Morgan, best known for their Web site Go Fug Yourself, bring humor, heart, and formidable writing skills to this exuberant debut that finds 16-year-old Indiana native Molly having just learned that her father is movie star Brick Berlin. Molly's mother's dying wish was for her daughter to have a relationship with her father, so Molly departs for the City of Angels. Brick welcomes her with open arms, but his other daughter, Brooke, a pampered starlet-in-training, is much less enthusiastic, and immediately begins plotting to get her half-sister on the first plane back to middle America. The fashion knowledge, eye for Hollywood ridiculousness, and wicked humor that the authors are known for is on full display ("That family needs to buy another consonant," Brooke says, when she sees "one of the lesser Kardashians" at the boutique where she's shopping). And if the story's trajectory is familiar, as Molly finds romance and family, and Brooke learns to open her heart as fully as she opens her wallet, the wit and depth the authors bring to the project won't disappoint. Ages 15 up.
This was a good book that I looked forward to reading. There are a lot of references to fashion and pop culture, and other materialistic interests, some of which I understood, and some of which I had to look up. (I'm not from southern California, and don't really follow entertainment/fashion news.) I liked it because it was a realistic fiction account of someone's reality that was very different from mine. I liked picturing myself in that world, which made me relate to one of the main characters who basically goes from rags to riches. To me, conflicting emotions and strength of personality are likable elements of a character, and this book has both.
I absolutely loved this book! I can not wait to read the second book!
LOVED THIS BOOK
Is there a sequel?!!