Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Top 5 Books that Go Behind the Big Screen

As we get into the winter months, we're officially rolling into Oscar season. Here are five books that bring us characters very familiar with Tinsel Town's glamour!

Descriptions from the catalog:

Spoiled by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan

Sixteen-year-old Molly Dix has just discovered that her biological father is Brick Berlin, world-famous movie star and red-carpet regular. Intrigued (and a little) terrified by her Hollywood lineage, Molly moves to Los Angeles and plunges headfirst into the deep of Beverly Hills celebrity life. Just as Molly thinks her life couldn't get any stranger, she meets Brooke Berlin, her gorgeous, spoiled half sister, who welcomes Molly to la-la land with a smothering dose "sisterly love"...but in this town, nothing is ever what it seems.  

Girl Stays in the Picture by Melissa de la Cruz

On a movie set in Saint Tropez, France, several teenaged members of the Hollywood elite come together in an explosion of scenes shot and reshot, friendships formed and cast aside, and romances begun and destroyed, all duly reported by paparazzi.

Devon (one name only) is the most famous singer/actress in the country, and she is on location filming her newest blockbuster in the South of France. While there, she forms a bond with the director's daughter--the hottest thing in Hollywood since she has recently lost two hundred pounds--who is learning to enjoy being young, rich, and famous. Devon also befriends Casey, a small-town girl who is an assistant to Devon?s biggest rival. Together, the three of them hit the best clubs, the beach, the Cannes film festival, and anyplace else where there is fun to be had.  

Famous Last Words by Katie Alender

High-schooler Willa has just moved to California with her mother and film director stepfather--but her real problem is that she keeps seeing things that are not really there, like a dead body in the swimming pool, and her visions may be connected to a serial killer that is stalking young girls in Hollywood.

Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle

When seventeen-year-old Paige is discovered in Portland, Oregon, and brought to Hollywood to star in a major motion picture, she finds all of the fame and adulation she had dreamed of but also gets caught in a romantic whirlwind, both on and off screen. 
Catch a Falling Star by Kim Culbertson 

Carter Moon is expecting to spend a quiet summer working in her parents' restaurant and hanging out with her best friends Alien Drake and Chloe--but when a Hollywood company arrives to film a movie, her sleepy California town is suddenly transformed, and Carter finds herself playing an unexpected part in it all. 

 More to Read:

Post Card Fridays: Buongiorno Italy

Messy by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

Beach Week: Gates of Paradise by Melissa de la Cruz

Beach Week: Beach Lane by Melissa de la Cruz.


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