High school junior Francesca Manning is an outsider, an aspiring writer and secret devourer of celebrity gossip mags. A fake essay to Seventeen wins her the celeb-schmoozing opportunity of a lifetime, but after the plane crashes, she’s stranded on a desert island with five of the most clueless, self-involved headcases to escape Hollywood. Happily skewering their foibles in witty observations on her iPhone proves surprisingly educational for Francesca. The group must work together to survive-if they don’t insult each other to death first.
Reading this was just what I needed after all the serious books I have been reading lately. It was like the perfect palate cleanser. Not too serious and seriously funny! In any other situation this novel would be seen as utterly ridiculous because it was so over-the-top and overdone, but I didn’t even think that once. What a madcap comedy!
I hated all the characters. Every last one, including the protagonist, but now after I think back on the book, I remember them fondly. I think my favorite was Milan. She was like a mash-up of Nicole Richie, Paris Hilton, and Lindsay Lohan. She was out-of-control but stupidly funny. While we are on that topic, I also enjoyed all the celebrity and pop-culture references. And this book is totally full of every celebrity and Hollywood stereotype there is. Are some of them true though? That’s the magic question.
A lengthy review is not necessary. Put it this way. If you enjoy reading about Hollywood, the crazy Los Angeles lifestyle, or if you like to see ridiculous things happen to celebrities, you should probably read this book. Even if you think Hollywood and the paparazzi are ridiculous and disgusting, you should still probably read it, because secretly, I think the author does too.
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