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Spoiled (Spoiled #1)

3.59  ·  Rating Details  ·  4,852 Ratings  ·  697 Reviews
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 end of Beverly Hills celebrity life. Just as Molly thinks her life couldn't get any stranger, she meets Brooke B ...more
Paperback, Australian Edition, 360 pages
Published 2012 by Allen & Unwin (first published January 1st 2011)
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If this book were a dress, Chloe Sevigny would wear it.
Well, I didn't think much of the book frankly and wouldn't have read it if I hadn't been gifted it. The first word, line, page didn't prompt me to read further. But I still give the book 2 stars because it has a plot and there are no grammar or other issues, so it is writing! Never mind the plot is so repeated in the history of books that it is nothing new. Frankly, if I had read what the book was about, I would never have been interested. It was only the cover that pulled me towards itself. Gre ...more
As a junior high English teacher, I always feel the need to keep up with what the kids are reading...but I totally bought this one for myself! (though I plan to add it to the shelves in the fall) The story of sibling rivalry reminded me a bit of Popular meets Mean Girls, and while it's nothing new, it's still done in a highly entertaining fashion.

Since the authors spend most of their time writing about and mocking the ridiculous activities of celebrities, the whole novel feels like a tongue in
Carol Beggy
Jun 28, 2012 Carol Beggy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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It’s unfortunate, but not surprising, I guess, that there is a backlash to Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan’s Spoiled, a novel that is a fun and important read. Important? Yes, because as a YA novel these keen observers of the nexus of celebrity and fashion took a subject matter that fascinates young people and exposes it for what it is. I covered red-carpet events for legit media and when I talk to young people all they care about is: who did you meet?, what did they wear?, how many Tweets of y ...more
Olivia McCloskey
I’ve never been particularly girly – at the age of five, my favorite color was green and I spent the majority of my time collecting bugs in the backyard and bringing them into the house (much to my mother’s dismay). Not much has changed since then – I don’t own a single piece of designer clothing, have barely figured out that mascara goes on one’s eyelashes, and find myself routinely shoveling manure at the barn. Therefore, I was well aware going into this book that I might not be the happiest c ...more
Gretchen McNeil
Mar 30, 2011 Gretchen McNeil rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Let me start off, in the spirit of full disclosure, by saying that Jessica and I go way back. Way back. Way, way back. The kind of way back *cough*freshmen year of college*cough* that knows where the bodies are buried...

That said, even if I didn't know Jessica personally, the international success of her and Heather's celebrity fashion blog Go Fug Yourself, a snarkilicious guilty pleasure of over four million readers a month, plus the Fug Girls' front row presence at every fashion week from New
Arianne "Tex" Thompson
I think I just need to stop reading fiction for myself. I have so much more fun that way.

Spoiled was the book that my 14-year-old tutoring student picked out for her English assignment, so there was nothing for me to do but saddle up and spend a few hours in her world: celebrities, makeup, fashions, and gossip galore.

What REALLY worries me is how much I liked it.

Here's how I think they got me.

1. Enthusiasm. You know, it doesn't really matter what a streaker looks like. What you admire about them
May 13, 2011 Kate rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: age-ya, chicklit, arcs, 2011
I received this ARC from the publisher, along with an ARC of Sweetly. Which one to read first? I love the Go Fug Yourself blog so I'd been hearing about Spoiled for some time now. This isn't my favorite genre of YA, but I was still interested to see how the bloggers' snarkiness would play out in novel form.

Brooke Berlin has just discovered that thanks to her famous actor father Brick Berlin's fooling around, she has a half-sister about the same age. Unluckily for her, Midwesterner Molly Dix has
Hannah Dam
Sep 07, 2015 Hannah Dam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Overall, great book for teenage girls interested in social media or other social platforms. I first encountered this book and with my love for science fiction I was a bit skeptical that it would be a cheesy teenage girl story, but when I started reading it I could barely put the book down and had to tear myself away when my eyes were straining to go to sleep. Very engaging story and it never really has those parts where you just try to read through them fast so you can get onto the interesting p ...more
Aug 01, 2011 Hayden rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teen, humor, chick-lit
I love Go Fug Yourself, but this book lacked something. Heart, I think? It's about two mice, the city mouse and the country mouse. The country mouse is boring and the city mouse is a superficial jerk. I'm sure they grow and change and magic happens, but I'm putting this down after a few chapters.
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Originally featured on, reviewed by Jocie

Molly Dix’s mother, Laurel recently died. On her deathbed, Laurel confesses to Molly that her father is world famous movie star, Brick Berlin. Thus, Molly moves to Hollywood, and starts a new life there. Navigating past a vindictive half-sister, the tabloids and a new school, Molly tries to fit her old life into her new one.

I was not impressed by this book. The plot was lacking, and really quite slow. I was bored for the first one hundred
i didn't expect this to be great literature. i picked it up solely because i have been reading the go fug yourself blog for six years, i think it's fun & clever, & i was curious to see how those ladies transferred their wit to a young adult book. this was just as frothy & silly as i expected (in a fun way!), but it was also a little more formulaic than i expected. it was as if they outlined it using a guidebook on how to write chick lit (such things exist). down-to-earth indiana girl ...more
Jaimie Fisher
Dec 19, 2013 Jaimie Fisher rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book opens up on a teenage girl who is shopping with her best friend in the sunny California. Brooke Berlin is the daughter on one of the most successful actors in Hollywood, Brick Berlin. On the other side of America, Molly Dix is just discovering that her biological father is Brick Berlin, after her mother passes away she now must move to California and settle into the rich lifestyle that her dad and her step sister inherit. As she moves to her new home, she finds that it's difficult to a ...more
Amber gant
I found this book really easy to read although i did take my time to finish it because it is quite big.I found that the tittle connected to me and i was expecting some kind of teenage princess.I also thought the blurb really summed up the story really well.My favourite quote is probably between the two main characters at a magazine interview."i was nearly reluctant to leave the perfect plush dress and felt that i was going to hug it good bye but than i was whisked away to make-up".I think this r ...more
Marisa #1 Mahomie!!!
I really enjoyed this book! It was better than i thought it would be. At the beginning i HATED Brooke but then as the book goes on i ended up loving her! I really liked Molly for the whole book except at the end she made me mad that she didn't believe but probably only because I saw Brooke's thoughts too, but if I were Molly i wouldn't believe Brooke either. Over all this is a really great book. I hope there is a sequeal!!
Amanda Styx
I’m just as shocked as everyone else about how much I ended up enjoying this novel. The first few pages honestly made me think that this book would end up with one star. But I really liked Spoiled.

Molly is the secret illegitimate child of Brick Berlin (and I think he’s kind of like a mix of Tom Cruise, Matthew McConaughey, and Matt Damon. Only his movies sound a lot more like they’d be on Syfy than the big screen). She didn’t know Brick was her father until a few months before her mother passed
Brooke Cheyenne
I debated giving this two stars, but this book is extremely creative and that counts for something I guess.

The basis of this story has so much potential its ridiculous. It's about a girl finding out she's the daughter of a celebrity. You think this would be exciting and something we can live vicariously through since I'm sure we've all day dreamed about being related to someone rich and famous. Instead, this book downslopes almost immediately with the cliche, expected story of two sisters who h
Chase Young
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Tierney Mccue
Sep 15, 2014 Tierney Mccue rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I personally thought that Heather Cocks, made it really easy to be able to picture yourself being one of the many characters in this book. The great detail helps put into perspective that this could happen to anyone. It combines struggles of being a sibling and being a normal teenager. I really enjoyed the book because it is about a girl who struggles getting along with her sibling and the struggles of going to high school just like any teenager, including me but with a different scenario. I rea ...more
Aug 17, 2011 Cara rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The tagline says it all - "You say SPOILED like it's a bad thing".

I would have devoured this book as a teenager. I was addicted to Sweet Valley High's and wanted to be a blonde California girl who's biggest trouble was deciding who to date that day.

This is the story of Brooke and Molly. Brooke has grown up all her life in Hollywood with her famous father. Molly is the child he knew he had, but her mother was adamant that she remain in Ohio, in ignorance of her father and that life. All that cha
Jun 26, 2012 Maegan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This is a 3.5 star book. The beginning started off really slow. I mean it took over 100 pages just to get to the first day of her new school. But then it really starts to pick up and I didn't complain. The opposite really, I couldn't put it down.

Let's start with the beginning of the book. That's always a good place to start. We are introduced to Molly whose mother has recently died and she has come into contact with her father, a superstar in the Hollywood world. She decides to move out to LA
May 09, 2012 Malin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Brooke Berlin, daughter of famous action movie actor/director/producer Brick Berlin, is determined to become a star, and she wants her birthday party to be the event that launches her on her way to stardom. So when she discovers that she has a long lost half sister, who's coming to live with her and Brick in Hollywood, but that Brick feels that the birthday party would be the perfect way to welcome Molly to their home (and introduce her to the world in a carefully orchestrated media event), she ...more
Oct 12, 2011 Emily rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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There’s no doubt that Spoiled is a really, really fun book. I’ve enjoyed the Fug Girls’ snarky fashion and celebrity blog for years, and Spoiled is written in the same breezy and hilarious style. The plot isn’t as fantastic as the writing style, but I wanted to forgive the book anything just because the ride was a blast.

As mentioned in the synopsis, our co-heroines are half-sisters suddenly introduced to each other after the death of Molly’s mother. And their father just ha
Jun 19, 2011 Jacqueline rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Honestly I love the book because it depicts Los Angeles and I might be a bit biased since I live in LA! I absolutely adored the idea of this small town girl with nearly nothing going to live with a famous Hollywood celebrity...

This novel was a quick read and it had you turning the pages because it had some fun quirky drama that seems highly unlikely even for a rich prep school... But nonetheless still intriguing! It could have had 5 stars but honestly... How many times can you mention someones d
Jul 02, 2011 Fred rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
You know right off the bat that a book isn't going to take itself too seriously when a character named Arugula is the first thing to appear, word one, page one. And although I really liked this book (that's what four stars means, right?) the "Arugula" issue seemed to typify the ambivalence the authors felt between going for the cheap laugh, or telling a story with real characters, capable of evoking real emotions. Happily, for me at least, the latter impulse seems to predominate, although there ...more
Aug 09, 2011 Reut rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Spoiled is written by the women who run Go Fug Yourself (Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan), so when I started reading it, I knew there would be snark, some romantika (I have no idea why I typed it like that, it just came out), and general fluff.

Spoiled does have all of those things, and yes, maybe it is a bit cliche, but it's really an enjoyable beach read. No, I'm not dying to read the (apparent) sequel. No, I didn't cry...

But I did laugh and was generally happy with the book. And it's what I w
Jul 07, 2011 Beverly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an Advance Reader's Copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Spoiled by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

From the back of the book:

"Sixteen year old Molly Dix loves her ordinary life in suburban Indiana. When her single mother passes away, she's shocked to discover that her biological father is Brick Berlin, world-famous movie star and red-carpet regular.

Equally intrigued and terrified by her Hollywood lineage, Molly moves to Southern California and plunges
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What do you get when you mix step-sisters as different as sweet and sour with a self-absorbed movie star father in a Hollywood setting? Spoiled, of course! With a whopping dose of funny, Spoiled spins family drama upside down and inside out.

Molly and Brooke have virtually nothing in common, except their famous father, Brick. Oh my gosh, this guy is hilarious! Brick is a stereotypical air-head of an egomaniac. So, why do I like Brick so much? Because underneath it all, he cares about his daughter
DiAnna Moreno
I thought this book was a good book. I usually don't read drama books or books about things that aren't vampires, fairies, etc. from the beginning this book had a good catch. Since when does a lonely lost girl find out her father is famous?!
A girl named Molly was a smart, funny, ad nice girl. She had a boyfriend named Danny who she has dated since forever ago. Molly's mother passed away and Molly is lost and confused. Molly's mother was a costume maker for plays and was an inspiration to Molly.
Jul 22, 2013 Megan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to say, I thought I'd only think this was mediocre. As a fan of Go Fug Yourself for years, I've always enjoyed the snarky writing style the girls bring to the blog, so I thought a book by the two of them would surely be fun. But then I read a few reviews and a lot of people were pretty meh about it, even people who were big fans of the blog. I grabbed it when it was the Kindle daily deal, figuring that I'd find out for myself for $2, and if it was terrible, at least I didn't spend much.

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