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.Read more...
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
About the Authors
Heather Cocks is a die-hard sports fan, a Leo, an ex-reporter, a Notre Dame grad, a dual citizen of the U.S. and U.K., a sandwich enthusiast, and a former producer for America's Next Top Model. Jessica Morgan is a Southern California native and UCLA alumna who has produced reality shows ranging from Growing Up Gotti to the docu-series 30 Days. She collects shoes, books, and unpaid parking tickets. Both ladies live in Los Angeles and watch almost everything on the CW.
Together, Heather and Jessica skewer celebrity fashion crimes on their popular blog, Go Fug Yourself, which draws millions of monthly readers and made Entertainment Weekly's Must List. Their dispatches from the front rows are routinely the most-read pieces on New York magazine's Web site during Fashion Week. This is their first novel for young adults.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2011-04-11
- Reviewer: Staff
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. (June)