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Hancock Park Paperback – September 21, 2010
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About the Author
Isabel Kaplan was born in Los Angeles, where she attended Marlborough School. She is now a student at Harvard University. This is her first novel.
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Top Customer Reviews
"Whitbread Academy" is, in reality, a very academic-oriented all girls' school with a specific personality about it. And this personality could not be called "snobby" or "socially exclusive" under any strain. Most everyone "just rolls out of bed".Read more ›
[More of my reviews are available on my blog, Geeky Reading, to which there's a link on my profile.]
This was a pretty mediocre book. It wasn’t too bad, a little interesting and funny at times, but also forgettable.
I enjoyed the characters; I liked Becky, her thoughts on things, and how she matured. I related to her at some points, and understood her struggle with her parents and friends. I didn’t grow overly attached to any of the characters, but I did like some of them. There were some really thoughtful and funny moments. It was a fast read, too.
I liked it, but didn’t grow too attached, and it was, sadly, easy to forget.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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