TRUE CONFESSIONS OF A HOLLYWOOD STARLET by Lola Douglas

TRUE CONFESSIONS OF A HOLLYWOOD STARLET

Age Range: 14 & up

KIRKUS REVIEW

Glamorous Morgan has been an actress all her life; in fact, she’s a real movie star. She has also become a drug addict in the process of ruining not only her career, but her life. After Morgan finishes rehab, her mother sends her to live in Indiana with old friend Trudy, where Morgan will attend the local high school incognito. Faced first with the challenge of buying a normal wardrobe for under $500 when she’s used to spending more than that on sandals, she begins to adjust. Making friends, though, proves more difficult, and keeping her identity secret becomes even more difficult when her irresponsible best Hollywood friend Marissa comes for a visit, and when Morgan inadvertently makes an enemy. Through it all, Morgan struggles with her addiction and gains confidence and maturity. Despite the topic’s darker subject, since the narrative is in chatty diary form, this is light, breezy and lots of fun, especially for girls with Hollywood fantasies. (Fiction. YA)

Pub Date: Nov. 3rd, 2005
ISBN: 1-59514-035-2
Page count: 272pp
Publisher: Razorbill/Penguin
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 15th, 2005




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