Thursday, September 15, 2011
Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan are perhaps better known as the brains behind gofugyourself.com. Now, they team up for a YA novel, SPOILED (Poppy 2011), that skewers the dim facade that is Hollywood. It all begins when Molly's mother dies from cancer. She has enjoyed her quiet life in Indiana. All that is about to change as Molly learns that her father is the famous (infamous) actgor, Brick Berlin. Presto, Molly is off to California to meet Dad and her new sister, Brooke, an aspiring actress. Fish out of water meets Mean Girls meets a bit of The Devil Wears Prada in a romp of a satire that drops names unashamedly. <473>
While this is, at heart, a satire of all things venal and vain, it is also a story that deals with grief, abandonment, long distance relationships, friendships, gossip, and so much more that is part and parcel of the lives of our students far removed from Hollywood.