Tuesday, November 10

Hollywood Is Like High School With Money

by Zoey Dean

Summary: Twenty-four-year old Taylor Henning has just landed her dream job as an assistant at a major movie studio. But when her catty coworkers trick her into almost getting fired, she realizes that the old saying "Hollywood is like school with money" just may be true. The thing is, Taylor wasn't exactly a social butterfly in high school-how is she supposed to do any better the second time around?

That's when she meets her boss's popular sixteen-year-old daughter Quinn, and has an epiphany: maybe this teenager can teach her how to use her queen bee tactics to succeed in the Hollywood popularity contest. Quinn comes up with a plan to teach Taylor one lesson a week-everything from "Fake it 'til you make it" to "It's *never* your fault"--and soon Taylor finds herself winning the war against rival assistant Kylie. Until, that is, she's directed to steal Kylie's boyfriend, and something happens that's not in the game plan: Taylor falls for the guy. Now she must do the impossible-- harness her inner mean girl while staying true to herself.

My Thoughts: I read the book description of this book and thought I would like it. I like to read about the Hollywood scene and it seemed like a fun book I'd enjoy. And boy was I right! We meet Taylor who comes from a small town to Hollywood. She just wants to make movies and succeed. She wants to enjoy what she is doing. She has had a penpal for years now, but he has never written her back! She keeps sending him postcards along the journey to Hollywood. She than realizes that Hollywood is just like High School, the snobby people sit with the snobby people, you have to be cool to fit in, etc. She turns to her boss's daughter for help. The daughter steps in and starts giving her lessons on how to make it work. One of the lessons is steal the mean girl's boyfriend. And she does. But things don't work out smoothly and Taylor learns a lot of lessons along the way. I would haved liked to see more of Kylie's boyfriend but he was in the book just "enough." I liked all the lessons, I liked all the characters (except Kylie of course). I especially liked her "pen pal" and the way that situation worked out. If you want to know more, go read the book! I highly recommend it!

Overall: Loved this book! It was so good. And entertaining. And right up my alley! Loved It!

Cover: The cover is good. I like the plane in the background the most though.

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stargirlreads said...

I really want to read this!

Also, I see that we like a lot of the same books! I will be linking bloggers in my reviews (ones who reviewed the same book as me). If your okay with my linking your blog or want more info email me at princessashley9ATgmail.com

Jess. said...

I love Zoey Dean's books so this one sounds wonderful. Plus, who doesn't like reading about Hollywood?

Jessica Lawlor said...

I loved this book so much. It's probably my favorite book that I've read in the last few months!


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