Publication: February 2012
Publisher: Allen & Unwin Australia
Age Appropriate: Young Adult
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."
Set against the backdrop of a sparkling and fashion-filled Los Angeles, this deliciously dysfunctional family soap opera will satisfy every reader looking for their next lifestyles-of-the-rich-and-famous beach read.
Molly has just lost her mum to cancer and it was while her mum was on her death bed the she admitted to Molly that her father is the world famous actor Brick Berlin, so she moves from Indiana to Los Angeles to go and live with her father and half-sister Brooke.
Brick is an absentee father, if he's not shooting a film he's on the phone not realising that all his two daughters want is his attention and some of his time.
When Molly first meets Brooke she's nice as pie and it isn't until Brick isn't around that she lets her true colors show and is vindictive in spreading rumours around school, Molly gets attention from the press which Brooke has always longed for but has never gotten.
Molly is befriended by Brooke's arch-nemesis Shelby who's father owns the Hey! a very popular gossip magazine and Shelby aims to follow in his footsteps and will do anything to get back at Brooke, even use Molly to get what she wants.
Molly also has to deal with her long- distance relationship with her boyfriend Danny and her growing feelings for Teddy a boy at her new school,
For all those people who ever wondered what the world of celebrity would be like, this is the tale of an ordinary girl who didn't know what she was getting herself into.
I give this 4/5.
A Big Thanks To Allen & Unwin.