To make matters worse, her shrink has just gotten in trouble for prescribing Becky way too much medication.
I loved Hancock Park and read it in one sitting and it was one of my two favorite books of the summer; the other was Undiscovered Gyrl.
Ms. Kaplan knows how being a teenager really works--it's a strange mix of fabulous and pathetic that she captures very nicely.
I can't believe this stunning debut novel was written by an eighteen-year-old! Our heroine, Becky Miller, is an average girl with an above-average life. She goes to an elite L.A. Read morePublished on December 23, 2011 by E. Kristin Anderson
They always say to write what you know. If this is the way Isabel Kaplan writes, she knows quite a privileged world most young adults do not. Read morePublished on October 6, 2010
The glitz, glamor, and stiletto heels of a highbrow intellectual at an all-girls prep school admix with her very human, gray-toned sense of what it's like to be a teenage girl lost... Read morePublished on September 21, 2010 by Cloves&Nabokov
Hancock Park is such a fun read! The protagonist is a sympathetic, believable girl who is generally nice, but still flawed. Read morePublished on September 20, 2010 by catzzz
my gf and i both really enjoyed this book, and we're in our 20s. it's an insight into what kids are up against these days, especially privileged kids. Read morePublished on September 20, 2010 by NJguy