by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
First line: "Arugula, put them down. You know thigh-high sandals give you cankles."
Sixteen year old Molly Dix is shocked to discover that her biological father is actually Brick Berlin, a rich and famous Hollywood movie star. Molly is overwhelmed after the loss of her mother to cancer and even more stunned when she moves from her small town in Indiana into her father's mansion. Brooke Berlin is the bratty shopaholic half-sister that she's never met and is none too pleased at this sudden intrusion into her domain. Meanwhile, Brick's heart is in the right place, but he's never been the sharpest knife in the drawer and cluelessly thinks that the girls will quickly become the best of friends.
It takes Molly and Brooke a long time to settle their differences and realize that the real enemy is a catty "friend" of Molly's who's been pumping her for info to sell to gossip magazines.
Cocks and Morgan, the creators of the GoFugYourself.com, deliver plenty of typical Hollywood shenanigans including run-ins with the paparazzi, exotic health food diets, celebrity children with "unique" names such as Arugula, wild house parties, cute boys and a social scene with plenty of backstabbing young starlets.
Gossip Girl - Cecily Von Ziegesar
Private - Kate Brian
L.A. Candy - Lauren Conrad
The Princess Diaries - Meg Cabot
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.