Okay I just dated myself, I know it and I embrace it. But it helps me with this post. When I hear this phrase I think of girls who are rich, popular, and oh yea SPOILED!!! It is Friday, my last full day of school before the summer (woohoo) and I have a book to review. This book was given to me by one of my students who eats books up. I can’t give her enough. Seriously. She takes a few at a time, returns them within 3 days and has more sitting at home. Its crazy. But anyway…so my student gave this book and I promised her I would finish it before the end of the year. I finished it in 4 days.
Spoiled by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
Spoiled tells the story of a young girl, Molly, who finds out that her biological father is actually a famous movie star. Molly is interested in learning about her father and moves to LA to live with him and get to know him. Just as she is adjusting to the red carpet lifestyle she meets her half-sister Brooke, who is as Beverly Hills as you can get. But in a town where image is everything, and the smoke and mirrors cover more than eye can see, Molly gets a dose of reality and learns that everything is not what is seems. I enjoyed this book for many reasons. The tongue in cheek manner in which the authors wrote the book is wonderful, they take what we as non-celebrities observe to be true and run with it. We all know that celebrities are just like us we read it in US Weekly and In Touch every week (wink wink), but they write this world in a way that allows us to feast on that lifestyle. Plus this story is not told only through Molly’s eyes. Brooke is also a narrator, and this is key, because if you only read from Molly’s eyes you would get a one sided view of a character that though is a mean girl on the outside does have some redeeming qualities. This is a great book for YA readers and for middle school. This shines a new light on the mean girls, and celebrity story, by adding that small touch of heart to it.