July 25, 2012

Spoiled by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan: Review

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spoiledI went into Spoiled with fairly low expectations. First, two authors. Second, the authors are bloggers (I have bug up my butt about bloggers turned authors: “Hey, let’s write a book!") Snooty-snoot-snoot me. But wait! I loooved Spoiled. It’s not Austen (Austen may have written about Hollywood children had she lived now, who knows?) but it was fun and funny and just what I needed.

The plot, my friends, is this: Molly Dix just lost her Mom to cancer and found out that her father is actually Brick Berlin, a Tom Cruise-type actor who lives in California with his other daughter, Brooke. Molly finds herself on a plane to California to start a new life with this newly found family, but to add insult to injury Brooke is unwilling to share the spotlight or her father with anyone else. She’s making Molly’s transition into this strange new world extremely difficult.

What can I tell you? Spoiled is fun! I laughed at the antics of Brooke and her nemesis Shelby. Those girls have a long history of crazy and are quite good at swapping insults. Beverly Hills is fertile ground for crazy antics. No wonder Molly feels lost in her old running shoes. Not everyone Molly meets is banana-pancakes though. Her new friends Max and Teddy add some normalcy to the situation. They can give her some perspective and offer advice- though not always good advice.

Spoiled has a lot of heart too. Not only does Molly have to adjust to a new life but she must decide what to do with her old boyfriend back home, a boy who helped her through the toughest time of her life. Brooke is not completely unsympathetic. Although she is totally self-absorbed, she is scarred from her mother’s abandonment and desperate for her absent father’s attention. There’s definitely a feeling of “rich people have feelings too” in the pages.

So enjoy Spoiled. I think you will. The only problem with the book is that at just one year old it’s already dated: Demi and Ashton? Tom and Katie? Who are they again? Winking smile

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3 comments :

  1. I'm always excited when bloggers' get their worked published. This sounds like fun!

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  2. Glad this one worked so well for ya. I love books that come out of nowhere and surprise!

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  3. I have a bug up my butt about 2 authors, too. I am very prejudiced against that, actually. But (coincidentally?) a few of my most favorite books are by 2 authors. So I guess it doesn't pay to be snooty. Sometimes. ;)

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