December 27, 2006

Starlet Power

This book is a 2006 Cybil Award Nominee for YA Fiction.

Morgan Carter has stepped away from the blazing lights of celebrity and is living the simple life -- in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. She's been really giving this new role her best shot, but now she's been exposed as a formerly drug-addled screen star by a jealous classmate, and now everything in Ft. Wayne is completely out of control. Her Mom wants her back in LA, but wants to polish up her squeaky clean image by having her try out for the school music. She, who had been nominated for an Academy Award! Her stepfather, who is also her longtime publicist doesn't know the truth about her, and is linking the name of the movie costar who raped her with hers in the gossip columns. Morgan is scared and desperate as she sees herself losing everything she gained in Ft. Wayne -- all the security, all the love, everything. The glitzy life is calling her name, waiting to envelop her -- and she isn't sure where to turn.

Because this is a sequel, More Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet doesn't exactly sing with life as a stand-alone, but the details are common enough to fill in as you go -- star in rehab, escapes to the boonies, is found out, makes a glorious comeback. Or does she? A light and breezy novel guaranteed to make time in the dentist's office blow past quickly, and tells you almost everything you ever wanted to know about the daily life of a movie star. Or something like that.

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