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Paparazzi Princess (Secrets of My Hollywood Life #4)

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As the last season of Family Affair comes to a close, primetime teen star Kaitlin Burke is no closer to deciding what's next after the show ends, even with cast of opinionated family members and staff who all think they know what's best for her. What's a starlet to do when she has the world at her French-pedicured feet and can't decide her next move?

Struggling with career
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Audiobook, Unabridged, 8 pages
Published March 5th 2009 by Audible, Inc. (first published 2009)
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Nicole
Apr 13, 2009 Nicole rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008-09-read
It took me 2 days to finish this book. Why? Well, first of all, it has this eye catching cover, which makes you want to bring this book with you wherever you go. Second of all, this isn’t just an ordinary series; it’s different than the first 3, very different—less drama, more Kailtin. Last but not least, its not a challenging book, you don’t need to carry a dictionary around you 24/7, because there isn’t any vocabularies that are difficult, well at least not for me.

Surprisingly, Secrets of My H
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Farrell
This book was shallow. Extremely shallow. I liked the first couple Hollywood Life books, but this one was about shopping and paparazzi and the harsh life of hollywood, when the books before were about her being a down to earth star, and were very relataible. This book was all about mean girls and all the shallow things with life, which I have found to be fun for a bit but after awhile you get bored. Hopefully book #5 will be better!!
Gort
Jan 19, 2014 Gort rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Sara
This was not my favorite installment of the series. Kaitlin was a bit too annoying for me this time around. I get it. It made sense but I didn't enjoy her character as much. Still I couldn't put the book down. My reading candy streak continues. I've already got book 5 on my kindle app!
Paige W
May 22, 2014 Paige W rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for TeensReadToo.com

Kaitlin Burke is finally experiencing something that everyone in Hollywood, at least those on the small screen, hates the most... having the show that made you a household name come to an end. That's right folks - Family Affair is finally coming to a close, and you know that's making the headlines on all the tabloids.

However, that isn't the only thing making the headlines.

After her show comes to an end, everyone wants to know "
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Karin
Apr 13, 2010 Karin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A light, quick read (I did it in one day). I grabbed it off of the "new books" table at the library on a whim and didn't realize that it was actually the fourth book in a series, however, aside from the mysterious incident in Vegas it did a pretty good job of standing alone.

Kaitlin is a 17-year-old girl who has been on the same sitcom since she was 4 (yet it somehow aired for 15 years, gotta love editing) and is crushed that it is ending. Her family and management team are busy pressing her into
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Sara
Apr 16, 2009 Sara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, 2009
The latest installment of the "My Hollywood Life" series, in which teen actress Kaitlyn has to deal with her hit show going off the air after 15 years and struggling to figure out what to do next in her career. She ends up falling in with two of Hollywood's biggest partiers (who I'm sure are based off Paris and Nicole...) and begins making headlines for her company and life more than her career.

I like this series because it's fun - pretty much G-rated, surprisingly - and there are lots of littl
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Reading Vacation
Mar 09, 2011 Reading Vacation rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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There is a reason this book is titled Paparazzi Princess. When Kaitlin’s show is canceled, she is getting a lot of bad advice and she caves in to peer pressure. Oh Kaitlin, I am so disappointed. I felt like I could always count on you to be a good role model. This time around, you went off the deep end hanging out with the wrong crowd and making bad choices.

Reading about Kaitlin in all these new scenarios was so different than the earlier books. She was out of control big time! She was goi
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Natalia Miranda
Aug 07, 2013 Natalia Miranda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Awesome continuous of the book! Totally recommend it, even though it gets boring at times! Lol

Family affair has come into an end and everyone is lost in words for it. Everyone in Kaitlin's family is freaking. However, she is faced with some real stuff and fights with her best friend Liz. She meets Ava and Lauren who end up being total tools and a distraction for her but she figured it out herself before it was too late! She has a panic attack while at a photo shoot for Sure magazine because Ava
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Rebecca
Oct 05, 2011 Rebecca rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chicklit, ya
I don't remember where I found this title, but once I picked it up, I realized that this was book 3 in a series. I was so disappointed! I was even debating tossing it back and rerequesting it after I had read the first few, but decided against it when thinking about other YA books I had read out of order and it wasn't too bad. And this wasn't too bad! An entertaining read if anything.

Girl is an actress and has been on some tv show for pretty much her entire life and now has to deal with it being
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Angela Pan
Kaitlin Burke is under a lot of pressure, FAMILY AFFAIR is about to go off air and she have been on it since she was in kindergarden so she has a lot of memory of it, her parent, Lancey and Nadine are pressuring for her to find another big job and Kaitlin and her best friend, Liz, are fighting. Ava and Lauren seem to understand Kaitlin. Kaitlin starts hanging out with them. But they are party animals and they don't really have good press about them self. People are starting to give Kaitlin some ...more
Valerie
Family Affair's ending is getting closer and closer and Kaitlin still hasn't decided what she wants to do after the show is over. Kaitlin's family and friends are pushing her in all sorts of directions and she's not sure what she wants. On top of the career trouble, she's also had a big fight with her best friend, Liz. Then Kaitlin meets two of Hollywood's biggest party animals. Hanging out with the girls seems like fun at first, but is it really worth all the drama?

When I saw this in the bookst
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Abby Fuller
May 02, 2016 Abby Fuller rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Secrets Of My Hollywood Life: Paparazzi Princess by Jen Calionita is a Realistic Fiction that takes place in Los Angeles and/or Hollywood. It features Kaitlin Burke, Matt Burke, Lauren, Ava, Meg Burke, Laney Peters, Nadine, Austin, Liz, Mikayla and Larry the Liar (paparazzi liar). This amazing novel is about the life of Kaitlin Burke as she is trying to find a new way to shine in the spotlight instead of her long running soap opera Family Affair. After much deliberation and stress from being pre ...more
Erica Honing
Jan 19, 2016 Erica Honing rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Paparazzi princess by Jen Calonita was a great book! This was the fourth book in the series, Secrets of my Hollywood life, and it was amazing! All the books are great and I am close to finishing the series! This book had events you would least expect and events that make you want to tear up or cheer as loud as you can. Now I know what it feels to be an actual celebrity!
In this book, Kaitlin Burke, is close to finishing her final TV season on Family Affair. This not only was it her second home, b
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Nicole
Jun 14, 2010 Nicole rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Okay, I'll admit...this series is starting to get a little...un-good. First of all, the main character talks like she's 25. Um, hello? Jen Calonita? You made your main character sixteen. STICK WITH IT. Even when she started her over-excessive partying stage, she talked to her friends like she was talking to the queen of England. A little advice to the author: Know your characters. Second of all, this book was majorly stressful. When the main character is stressed, so was I. Which is good emotion ...more
Riya Kumar
Dec 15, 2013 Riya Kumar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Secrets of My Hollywood Life: Paparazzi Princess written by Jen Calonita is a really great book. When I was reading this book, it really grabbed my attention because it was about a movie star who had a great boyfriend, with amazing opportunities and was dealing with big crises. There was many crazy situations going on, which made the book interesting, but hard to wrap my head around. Close to the ending, something kind of surprising happened, but I wish that Calonita made it a little more obviou ...more
Jacqueline
I luv this series! This book was good, but not my favorite. I was excited to see what Kaitlin would do after her show is cancelled. But as she encounters wannabee Nicole and Paris's, it annoys me. I get how she just need a break, and sometimes you have bad friends and all, but why would she let it go so far? And I luved Austin, but lately he seems dull, and I wouldn't mind if she got a new boyfriend in the next book, and the whole seperation from Liz and Laney bugged me as well. There was a lot ...more
Tracy
Dec 17, 2010 Tracy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010
I grabbed this book on my way out of the library. I had no clue that it was part of series (this seems to happen to me more often than not, though). For having no background, I still thought it was pretty cute. My only complaint was with the main character Kaitlin (who has about 22 nicknames). She was almost too sweet and innocent for what she is-- a Hollywood starlet with a controlling/crazy mom. Perhaps if I had a bit more background I'd understand how she's so normal? Kaitlin is basically the ...more
Charmaine
Feb 22, 2013 Charmaine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This can be the very depressing story of Kaitlin's life. Her panic attacked can proved it. Well I am so amazed to her on how she can handle her family. Yeah! I meant her family not her career. Can't they work on their own & stop suffocating her? She really does need a break.

It's fun to read Sky's standing-up for Kaitlin. I really hope they can work again and spend time together (well, I'm not saying that they should be BFF's).

On some point, I can relate on what have been Kaitlin's & Liz'
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Kristen
*sigh* This felt more amateur than the previous novels. It felt rushed to me. The plot was rather weak, but I still like the main character, Kaitlyn. Though, she's too forgiving towards her Mom and her instabest friends in the novel. All of the characters in this book are so underdeveloped. There was such potential here! But there were many times when I debated quitting the novel altogether. I do think this novel would be great for preteen girls as it is relateable to witness Kaitlyn struggling ...more
Kenna
Oct 11, 2013 Kenna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story was great! It was a light, quick, easy read, that is easy to read, but makes you think hard about what you're reading. Hollywood life may seem glamorous, but this book shows you the other side of the perfect life. This book does a marvelous job of connecting you to the main character. Reading the book, I felt like I was going through everything the main character was going through. When the main character felt depressed, I also felt depressed. It was like the book took you into anoth ...more
Emma H.
Oct 11, 2012 Emma H. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-quarter
Paparazzi Princess by Jen Calonita was a captivating read. It followed the life of reality television star Kaitlin Burke, after she finds out her show is ending. Since this show has been her life since she was a preschooler, Kaitlin is very emotionally upset by this new development. In order to let out her feelings, Kaitlin starts doing bad things, and may pay dearly for it. I really enjoyed this book and had a lot of trouble putting it down. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys real ...more
Sammy
Sep 12, 2013 Sammy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is my least favorite of the series only because it seems so generic for burke to go through a LAVA phase. (want to know what LAVA is? read the book and find out!) I think that Jen could have made Burke's rebellion phase a little more original or at the very least a little more... rebellious. Come on, one night out super late, buying a purse with her OWN money without asking her mom first, and going out with two new besties and blowing off some steam? Not really that big of a deal. Alth ...more
swiftpuppy13
Aug 02, 2015 swiftpuppy13 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Secrets Of My Hollywood Life: Paparazzi Princess
By: Jen Calonita (@jencalonita )

Summary:
After being on air for 10 years, Family Affair has finally come to a close. And teen star Kaitlin Burke is upset. And no closer to deciding what she will do after the show ends. Struggling with a cat fight with her best friend Liz and semi bonding with her arch nemesis Sky, Kaitlin is really mixed up! Worst of all, she falls in with notorious party girls, Ava and Lauren. Nightlife and shopping sprees are fun
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Tamara
May 16, 2016 Tamara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
In this book, the soap opera Family Affair is coming to an end, which leaves Kaitlin Burke worrying about her future career. The soap opera wasn't only a regular paycheck for her, but it was her second home since she was a toddler. With her momager pushing her to make poor career moves, such as making a reality show based on their family, and her assistant pushing her to excel at her SATs, Kaitlyn becomes incredibly stressed which leads to her making many wrong choices. The greatest part about t ...more
Jemimah
Feb 14, 2014 Jemimah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Kristi
Jul 08, 2008 Kristi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is such a great series. The books are a lot of fun and very cute. Paparazzi Princess, is my favorite of the series so far. The series is very clean, so they are an excellent choice for younger teens and middle grade readers.

The writing is very simplistic and readable. Kaitlin is a great character! An excellent heroine and fictional role model! I was glad to see Kaitlin make some mistakes in this one and still come out on top, by taking responsibility for her actions. If only all Hollywood
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Jenn
Jul 31, 2013 Jenn rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: libs-678
Pairing for TV Show Good Luck, Charlie: When her long-running television show is cancelled, teen star Kaitlin Burke is devastated and she’s under pressure to move on quickly. Her co-stars all seem to have projects waiting in the wings for them, but Kaitlin has nothing in her plans. As she contemplates what to do with herself, she befriends two girls who are all about partying and spending money. Along the way, Kaitlin makes some bad choices with these girls until she is finally able to accept wh ...more
michelle pham
May 01, 2015 michelle pham rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So...
Basically, my way of judging books is:
If I MAKE time to read it, then it's really good.
If I avoid reading it/procrastinate, then it really wasn't that good.

I avoided reading this...
I'm kinda disappointed bc now I'm behind on my 2015 Reading Challenge.

The beginning was pretty boring, but as it went on, it got pretty good.
Yet, it was kinda predictable...
I saw a lot of things coming, and it seems like the series is getting too long.
Are they running out of ideas?

Still pretty good tho...
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Hi Goodreads!
I'm Jen Calonita, a YA author who loves what I do because it lets me connect with all of you (and no, I wasn't intending for that to rhyme!).

I've been writing ever since I can remember, but it was fourth grade when I put my "three wishes" for a genie down on paper. They were:
#1. Buy all the Cabbage Patch Kids in the world and give them away for free (because apparently that was how I
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Other Books in the Series

Secrets of My Hollywood Life (6 books)
  • Secrets of My Hollywood Life (Secrets of My Hollywood Life, #1)
  • On Location (Secrets of My Hollywood Life, #2)
  • Family Affairs (Secrets of My Hollywood Life, #3)
  • Broadway Lights (Secrets of My Hollywood Life, #5)
  • There's No Place Like Home (Secrets of My Hollywood Life, #6)

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