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Gr 9 Up-From the sunglasses they wear to the cars they're too young to drive legally, everything owned by these four black teens is a brand name. They identify with their expensive designer clothes and accessories as evidence that they're a class apart, labeling themselves the Pampered Princesses. But while these popularity-craving kids talk smart and hip, there's a lot missing, and what they need can't be bought. Loving parents? Unavailable. Heather's nasty stage mom craves her daughter's celebrity, while Spencer's mother, who dictates her daughter's every step, is too busy to be around when the girl deviates from the plan. London's father spies on his daughter virtually to "protect his investment," and Rich's stern dad only intervenes when her mistakes cost him his money or his reputation. Consequently, these four beauties crave attention; they sneak boys into their fabulous bedrooms and throw extravagant tantrums in public places. Spencer, Rich, and London make headlines just by associating with Heather, a TV show star, but readers would hardly recognize any of them as friends. The plot of this silly novel turns on whether or not their latest spat or indiscretion has gone viral, and who's the cleverest at turning this to her advantage. Money can't buy happiness, but does it have to underwrite such misery?-Georgia Christgau, Middle College High School, Long Island City, NYα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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From designer brands to luxury cars to glittering jewels, the girls at Hollywood High take appearances very seriously. Heather, London, Rich, and Spencer are all daughters of current and former movers and shakers in Hollywood. To the outside world, the four are friends, but underneath it all, the girls’ opinions of one another are much more complex, and alliances can change at the drop of a hat. In shifting viewpoints, the girls reveal their personal struggles, from the inane to the serious. This novel reads very much like a reality television show, with lots of over-the-top language and behavior and an emphasis on living an opulent lifestyle. Still, the story does touch on deeper issues of drug addiction, body image, sexual relationships, and pregnancy, and reluctant readers, especially, will be drawn in by the fast-moving plot and the high level of drama between the four girls. The first of an expected series, this will leave teens eager to discover what happens to the foursome. Grades 8-12. --Eve Gaus
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Product Details

  • Series: Hollywood High (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 310 pages
  • Publisher: Kensington -Teen/Dafina; 1 edition (September 25, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0758263171
  • ISBN-13: 978-0758263179
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #853,492 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By ChickLitGirl on December 19, 2012
Format: Paperback
I normally do not write negative reviews, but since this book is marketed for teenagers, I had to speak up. I picked up this book to review for my teen chick lit site, thinking it would be one of those amusingly fun-to-read stories of famous/spoiled Hollywood teens, fame, glitz and glamour. However, much to my chagrin, the book was filled with demeaning and foul language (the word 'hoes', for example, is scattered liberally throughout the first couple of chapters - and we are not talking about gardening equipment here), plus words and descriptions of sex scenes that wouldn't even be in most adult novels! I find it absolutely unbelievable that this is a teen book. I had to stop reading this book before the end because it was just way too unpleasant.

The story revolves around four famous and extremely spoiled teens who each think they are the most wonderful, important person in the world and expect everyone around them to treat them as such. The problem is, they don't treat each other that way and there is a lot of animosity between them and anyone who gets in their way. I couldn't really get into the plot, however. Usually books with a spoiled rich girl as a main heroine are readable because somehow you can learn to like the character, but not in this story.

I usually adore teen fame lit novels, but I would not recommend this book to anyone, let alone teens or women in general.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lucky#3 on October 21, 2012
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This story was good to read but I felt the characters could've been more realist and well thought out. I have read Ni-Ni Simone novels before and felt satisfied. I just wish she'd planned it out more to make these characters less shallow. But I'll recommend it to anyone who likes to read about spoiled rich girls who crave attention. I give it three stars for good description.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By susan burris on October 21, 2012
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I have read all of NiNi Simone's previous books, so I was very disappointed with the changes in content and characters in Hollywood High. The four main characters, age 16, are constantly drinking, and in one case using drugs. They go to clubs, plan parties, have sex, and fight. The young women are depicted as poor little rich girls, but they are mean. Aside from content, the writing was weak; all the characters sounded exactly the same- no individual (or likeable) voices, paired with highly unrealistic plot elements.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Chocolate Girl on December 19, 2012
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Rich,Spoiled, and needless to say, attention seekers... Heather, London, Rich and Spencer arent your typical teenagers, because they have sooo much more and love to drown themselves in DRAMA. NiNi Simone and Amir Abrams takes us into the sometimes selfish world of teenagers, who have too much too soon, without the benefit of earning what they have. You take those ingredients and mix them up with DRAMA and there you have Heather, London, Rich and Spencer. While NiNi Simone and Amir Abrams takes us on a Hollywood journey with these four, I enjoyed this book, it was different from what we normally expect from NiNi Simone, but I trust her writing ability and am interested in seeing where she and Abrams takes us with this series. So I am ready and getting ready for war with all of the books to follow in this series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By AndreaDenise VINE VOICE on October 22, 2012
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Teenage socialites, Heather, London, Rich and Spencer are draped in the absolute best that money can buy. They're overindulged, mischievous and utterly theatrical. Needless to say, drama frequently surrounds them.

The characters aren't exactly likeable, however, I couldn't resist sympathizing with them. Some suffer from psychological issues as well as drug-use, weight loss and absentee parents. The four are far more precocious than the characters in previous Ni-Ni Simone reads. Anyone who appreciates an unhealthy dose of reality television, will enjoy reading Hollywood High.

Favorite Character(s): Co-Co Ming

Least Favorite Character(s): Camille, Heather's mother

What did you enjoy about the book? The authors appear to be mocking reality television, blogs, Facebook, etc.

What didn't you enjoy about the book? The parents are more concerned with "appearances" than their children's happiness and well-being.

Final Rating: 4 stars
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By jwitt33 on June 17, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
My Opinion: I received a copy of this book free of charge through NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.

This story is about four rich girls who call themselves the Pampered Princesses and go to a school called Hollywood High, which they rule from their table in the center of the lunch room. Their names are London, Rich, Spencer and Heather, and they are all about letting everybody else know that they are the creme de la creme of the Hollywood scene, and even though they try to put on a united front, the fact that they can't stand each other is pretty obvious to anybody within earshot. They turn on each other constantly and even though we find out that under all of their strutting and bragging they each have a crappy home life with pushy and even abusive parents, I found it very hard to care about them. They aren't very likable and they can be downright cruel when they don't get their way. They proudly admit that other than Heather, who plays a crazy character named Wu-Wu in a sitcom, they are filthy rich and famous for no "gawt-damn" reason at all. They are all about drama, drama, drama, and boys, boys, boys, and if they aren't the center of attention, they will act out and make sure that they are.

At first glance, all you see are four spoiled little rich girls who expect everything to be handed to them on a diamond studded platter, but as you read on, you find out that all is not as it seems behind the scenes. They all have secrets that they try to bury so no one will realize that they aren't happy at all with the way their lives are going and they have no one at home who really gives a damn what they do, as long as they don't end up in the headlines, which given the way that they act, is asking quite a lot of them!
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