Sunday, August 21, 2011

Spoiled: Book Review

Novel: Spoiled by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
Release Date: June 1st, 2011
Publisher: Poppy
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover
Source: Local Public Library
16-year-old Molly Dix loves her ordinary life in suburban Indiana, so when her single mother passes away, she is shocked to discover that her biological father is Brick Berlin, world famous movie star and red carpet regular.
Equally intrigued and terrified by her Hollywood lineage, Molly moves to Southern California and plunges head-first into the deep end of Beverly Hills celebrity life. Just as Molly thinks her new life and family couldn't get any stranger, she meets Brooke Berlin, her gorgeous and spoiled half-sister whom welcomes Molly to la-la land with a healthy dose of passive-aggressive "sisterly love."
(Synopsis from Goodreads)

Willa's Rambles:
   "You say spoiled like it's a bad thing."
   Favorite. Cover. Ever. Well maybe not ever but it's definitely in the running. 
   Molly Dix is as I would be if I discovered shortly before my mother dies that my father is a successful actor and has a mansion: ECSTATIC! Except Molly is also devastated about her mother, and sad about leaving her best friend and boyfriend behind in Indiana. When she gets to Los Angeles, Molly isn't nearly ready to be thrown into a whirlwind of paparazzi, fake sisters, neglectful fathers, and having to find real friends. 
   Brooke Berlin, daughter of actor Brick Berlin and Molly's half sister, is a snotty and stuck up girl. But, she has a sweet and caring side of her, she just chooses not to show it. She misses her mother, who left years ago, and wants her father to pay attention to her. Brooke wants everything to be perfect, and when Molly comes, her life is thrown into chaos and jealousy. 
   These two sisters are so different, but also similar. They both miss their mothers, and both want their father to pay attention to them, two things that could bring them together. Molly and Brooke go through paparazzi, jealousy, heartbreak, fake friends, and have to discover what real sisterhood is.
   Spoiled has hilarious moments, moments where I want to scream at Brooke "DON'T DO IT! DON'T! HOW COULD YOU BE SO STUPID?", and Molly "MAKE A DECISION! GOSH MOLLY! MAKE A DECISION!" which are two reactions you want from a book. At times I really wanted to skip to the end, and I wanted to shake Berlin by his feet and knock some sense into him, but I couldn't. I had to let the characters be themselves and have the storyline continue as it would, and not skip to the end.
   I hope there is a sequel, because that ending did not satisfy. At all.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for commenting! I reads every comment, and I'm so happy you want to let us know what you thought.