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One gorgeous celebutante. One hip-hop dreamer. One second-generation Hollywood badboy. One anime-obsessed Latina. One British hottie....

They're five friends living the highlife in sexy South Beach, Miami. And one of them won't make it to graduation alive.

Life is fast and furious for these A-listers and their friends: the hottest bars, the hippest clubs, the coolest, mo

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Paperback, 240 pages
Published March 7th 2006 by MTV Books (first published February 28th 2006)
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Viridiana Sandoval
Nov 29, 2011 Viridiana Sandoval rated it really liked it
'You can be rich and famous. You could be famous and not be rich. But to be rich and famous is a special category all by it self."(Kimora Lee Simons). Thats what this five freinds try to do to become famous in the Miami night light. In their last year in Miami's Academy of Perfoming Arts one of these freinds wont make it out alive. In Cruel Summer Kylie Adams only introuduces the characters and describes them and their personality in the most vivid way possible. Her writing style is very much li ...more
Lyn
Jul 29, 2013 Lyn rated it it was ok
The first book in the Fast Girls, Hot Boys series begins with a prologue during which the valedictorian of Miami Academy for Creative Performing Arts is about to begin her speech. She looks out over her audience. A seat is empty. One of the school's Fabulous Five didn't make it to graduation day.

After being introduced to the school's A–listed Fabulous Five, the reader might decide not to care. They are bratty, arrogant, conceited, and exploitive, but little by little Kylie Adams deftly turns the
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Annie
Oct 27, 2008 Annie rated it really liked it
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This book was about the lives of five senior high school students who live like the rich and famous. These students are: Vanity, Dante, Max, Pippa and Christina. Their separate stories connect with each other to a point leading to an even that changed them. Each of these characters were spoiled and materialistic. They cared about money, sex, popularity, etc. I thought that these issues are modern today because some teenagers think about it too. I liked this book because of the many different vie ...more
Katrina Knittle
Mar 10, 2014 Katrina Knittle rated it liked it
An addicting read that is easy to get through and a fast page turner. In a way this was liked a second gossip girl for me. But more of a summer feel to it. Definitely, a typical YA read. i would recommend to girls for a light read.
Keith Adams
Jul 24, 2015 Keith Adams rated it really liked it
It's soapy, melodramatic and it's a novel published by MTV. It fits in well with the MTV name. It's crazy, sexy fun!
Samantha T
May 21, 2015 Samantha T rated it really liked it
Great summer read!!
Kayla
Jan 09, 2012 Kayla rated it it was amazing
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The Fast Girls, Hot Boys series remains one of my favorite series to date. Not only is it an addicting read, you'll be turning pages at lightening speed to get some clue as to who won't be at graduation, but it's extremely interesting. As I mentioned in a review for the other books in the series, this was my Gossip Girl series, Nate, Blair and Serena held nothing for me when compared to the characters in this book.
Stefanie Samuel
Oct 17, 2007 Stefanie Samuel rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Girls 13-17
Being rich and famous isn't always a good thing I think. The teens in this book are partying everyday and night. Just because you are rich and famous, oh yeah and gorgeous doesn't mean your life is perfect. I think all the girls should read this.
Kacey
Jun 11, 2015 Kacey rated it really liked it
Books like these are such a guilty pleasure. I love trashy, girly lit like Gossip Girl. You don't get a lot of literary stimulation from them, but they are addicting.
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Feb 04, 2013 Megan Shultz rated it it was amazing
Well Damn. wasn't what I expected, but that doesn't mean it wasn't good. I actually really liked it. onto the next book!
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Some parts of this book were boring but overall it was quite interesting. (a little gross at some parts. ;(
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Nobody writes novels that are Hot Wild Crazy Sexy Cool like USA TODAY bestselling author Kylie Adams. Her books are bubbling over with steamy passion, state-of-the-trend glamour, wicked humor, and beautiful people living life so fast that 100 mph is standing still.

Her books have been translated into several languages, and she is known for giving her readers a savvy insider's knowledge of the habit
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