Teen Book Review: Spoiled by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

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Brooke Berlin, daughter of movie-megastar Brick Berlin, has her entire plan set. On her public 16th birthday party, she’s finally going to get the attention she deserves, sky rocketing her acting career so she can follow in her Daddy’s footsteps. Molly, a small town girl from Indiana, has just lost her mom, with her best friend and on/off boyfriend/childhood friend at her side. Her mom, on her deathbed, tells Molly a truth that blows Brooke’s plans right out of the water: Molly’s father is Brick Berlin. Molly makes the move from Indiana to Cali to her welcoming, but busy, new father. Molly and Brooke find that they have to adjust drastically, but how? Brooke copes by attempting to ignore and antagonize Molly as much as possible, while Molly finds comfort in a couple of friends, Max and Teddy. Brooke faces her loneliness while Molly attempts to figure out who to trust and her feelings for Teddy, but one thing is apparent in this book: nothing is what it seems.

This novel is like a good drama story from high school merged with the glamorous life of celebrities. As a teenage girl, I ate it all up. From the backstabbing to the mental wars between childhood rivals to the high fashion, this book has all the makings of a fantastic comedy-drama. The characters, while in a world of glitz and glam, are surprisingly relatable. Brooke is one of those mean girls you can’t help but love, a bit like Gretchen from the infamous movie Mean Girls, but Brooke has a little more of a heart. If Brooke is Gretchen, then her arch-nemesis Shelby is most definitely the Regina George of their lush school, but an arch-nemesis to Brooke. This novel is also a bit like Mean Girls in the sense that it is completely and utterly addicting to read. The drama, cat fights, romance, and captivating characters will keep any reader hooked. I suppose you could say that this book, in giving me this new addition to add to my “Read, Love, Repeat” list, made me utterly Spoiled. But, you say spoiled like it’s a bad thing!

Written by Veeshva R.


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