Review: Spoiled by Heather Cocks

Published: 2013
By: Little, Brown Young Readers
Hachette Audio
Series: Spoiled
Source: EPL
Format: Audiobook
ISBN:  9781619696631

Sixteen-year-old Molly Dix has just discovered that her biological father is Brick Berlin, world-famous movie star and red-carpet regular. Intrigued (and a little terrified) by her Hollywood lineage, Molly moves to Los Angeles and plunges headfirst into the deep of Beverly Hills celebrity life. Just as Molly thinks her life couldn’t get any stranger, she meets Brooke Berlin, her gorgeous, spoiled half sister, who welcomes Molly to la-la land with a smothering dose “sisterly love”…but in this town, nothing is ever what it seems.
– Excerpt from Goodreads

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Molly is a small-town girl thrusted into the spotlight of high society after her mother dies, and leaving her young 16-years-old Molly to decide whether to leave her grandparents in little town Indiana or move in with her movie star father, Brick Berlin, whom she’d never met.
Drama. Drama. Teenagers with a black AMEX, and social standards. Spoiled definitely lives up to it’s title. The entire book sounded like something pulled off the big screen that was written for tweens and acted out by women in their mid-twenties. I can’t say this book was terrible but I can say that I hope there isn’t a sequel. The story line was a bit blasé and I think the semi-maturity expectations of the characters should’ve aged a little older, like seniors instead of sophomores.
Perhaps it was just the way the book was read aloud but I felt that the characters were too shallow for their own good. Perky, two-timing, and constantly seeking an opportunity to back-stab one another. There was very little peace and harmony until the end when it just miraculously seemed like Karma bit every body in the you-know-where.
I would’ve never pictured Hollywood-type teenagers to act this way, but then again I don’t know any to base my assumptions off of, so I’ll stick to thinking that teens that were brought up by the staff and less by their parents might be less egotistical. Perhaps I’m hoping.
Perhaps I’ve become too critical in my YA reading but Spoiled was an unpleasant read.

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I'm a junior high librarian finding her way into the lives of her students through the art of literature.
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