Isn’t it great when worlds collide? When I first saw Spoiled by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan I thought, 1) great cover (am I right?) and 2) huh…those names look familiar and then 3) why didn’t anyone tell me The Fug Girls wrote a YA book with a great cover!
Cocks and Morgan are the masterminds behind the celebrity/fashion skewing blog Go Fug Yourself. It’s the first blog I check on my RSS feed and at least another 5-10 times throughout the day. The same clever snark and refreshing wit they display for fashion blogging are used magnificently in their debut YA novel.
Brooke Berlin and Molly Dix’s lives couldn’t be further apart. Brooke spends her days shopping designer stores, planning a sweet 16 party to rival any on MTV and enjoying all the perks her movie star father’s success can buy. Molly meanwhile spends time hanging with her friends and boyfriend in comfortable Indiana. That all changes when Molly’s mother passes away and she finds out her father’s identity, world-famous Brick Berlin, Brooke’s father.
Molly reluctantly moves to Hollywood, terrified and overwhelmed but eager to get to know the father and half-sister she’s never met. It doesn’t take her long to realize Brooke is more interesting in sabotaging Molly than bonding and letting her borrow clothes. Brooke’s worked too long and hard and will not be overlooked by her father again for some nobody, family or not. In between paparazzi swarms, school dramas (as in play), and cute boys, Brooke and Molly find more in each other than they expected but will that be enough to make sisters out of enemies.
Spoiled is a hilarious read that combines the fun of Clueless, the glamor of Gossip Girl and the shenanigans of The Parent Trap. Perfect read to start your summer reading off awesome. Don’t doubt that I will be nominating Spoiled for YALSA’s Reader’s Choice list.
– Amanda Margis, currently reading Hungry: A Young Model’s Story of Appetite, Ambition and the Ultimate Embrace of Curves by Crystal Renn with Marjorie Ingall and listening to The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex.