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Confessions of a Wild Child (Lucky Santangelo #9)

3.31 of 5 stars 3.31  ·  rating details  ·  1,331 ratings  ·  225 reviews
Lucky Santangelo. A fifteen-year-old wild child ready to discover life, love and independence. Daughter of the notorious Gino, Lucky discovers her mother's murdered body floating in the family swimming pool at the tender age of four. Since then Gino has kept her protected from life closeted in their Bel Air mansion. But in Jackie Collins' Confessions of a Wild Child Lucky ...more
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Published February 4th 2014 by Macmillan Audio (first published September 25th 2013)
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Watered down re-telling of the teenage years of Lucky Santangelo. No new details added to the story, some paragraphs were lifted straight out of 'Chances' and 'Lucky'. Perhaps more suited to a YA reader who was moving on from Sweet Valley High, and not quite ready for some of the more questionable content in Ms Collins books of the 70s.

You don't expect high quality literature when you pick up Jackie Collins, but I definitely expected more than this.

Book Addict Shaun
This was probably my most anticipated book of 2013, and I'm disappointed to say that it fell short of my expectations. So why the five stars? Well I am loath to give a Jackie Collins book below four stars and I definitely do not want to give a book that feature her best creation less than five stars. I did love the book however it was very much a case of 'been there, done that' after having already read all the previous Santangelo books.

I don't know why I expected more, the book has always state
Nancy Jacobson
Why I selected this book really surprises me! It has no literary value , no real story and it is almost terrible! I guess Jackie Collins is a best selling author because her books require no thinking!
Chances is, by far, my favorite Jackie Collins novel. It has everything you would want from one of her books and its epic scope and storyline really got to me. However, Confessions of a Wild Child came off as a retread of some of her greatest work and, like many of the reviews have stated already, this book felt a bit unnecessary. Many of the events in this books are explained sufficiently in Chances so their inclusion here seemed a bit of a letdown. One thing that bothered me was the modern day ...more
Antonello Fiore
Another fantastic and wild story by Jackie Collins. Not surprisingly, I had a hard time putting the book down since I wanted to know what would happen next. I'm not too sure if other Collins' fans will be happy with the book. Numerous events were mentioned from her previous books, Chances and Lucky. We don't learn many new things regrading Lucky's youth. However, it was still entertaining and a fun book to read! :)
Was there really any need for this book? I think we all know the answer is 'no' - well, except to get the cash registers ringing/add to basket button going. This book is ruined by the POV - it's like reading a teenager's diary - and the who the hell wants to do that? I don't even want to read my own teenage diaries. Urgh. This book is repetitive (as with the later books, STOP telling us what Lucky looks like! We only need to know once!), and cringe-worthy. In the couple of chapters where the POV ...more
This lackluster effort by Ms. Collins is unfitting of her immense creative talent. Much repetition without explanation of how this spoiled brat came to be the strong independent character she morphs into tastes less and is unfulfilling. 1 of 10 stars
Have to say I was anxiously awaiting the release of this book and was extremely disappointed. It seems that Collins felt she had to write another "Lucky Santangelo" story and decided to fill in the gaps in her teenage years - 15 to 16. Honestly, I got enough info on this period in Lucky's life in the flashbacks from previous stories that this seemed like fluff. I guess I would rather Collins took the point of view of Lucky's daughter (a new topic) rather than going back and adding filler to an a ...more
I can't believe I read this whole book... meaning I can't believe I read a book about an incredibly rich and spoiled 14 year old who gets sent to boarding school.. gets kicked out of boarding school.. goes to another..gets kicked out.. goes off on tangents with other wild and spoiled teenagers.. this book is supposed to be a prequel I guess you would call it to the other books about Lucky Santangelo .. I think I have read some of those but it has been quite a while..and I sure am not going to go ...more
Yet another Lucky Santangelo novel. Seriously Jackie Collins enough already. This is a prequel of Lucky in her teenage years where we are supposed to find out what made her into the woman she became, Lucky - a true revelation. NOT! Sadly it had a rather abrupt ending so I'm guessing there will be a sequel to the prequel. By the time that comes out I suppose I will be in need of another dose of trash.

Utter and total drivel!
This was an interesting prequel. I'm not too sure why I read this so soon when I haven' read the first 5 books. I've only read the last 3. I'm reading this series completely out of order. I've know bits of Lucky's past just because I've read the series starting from the end, but I'm obviously still missing things. I know people have rated this badly because they feel that they already knew these events from snippets of the first 2 books. I haven't read the first two books so I didn't have that p ...more
Melyssa Winchester

Title: Confessions Of A Wild Child
Author: Jackie Collins
Series or Standalone: Companion novel to the Lucky Santangelo novels
Rating: Four Stars ****


Confessions Of A Wild Child is a companion novel to the Santangelo novels featuring the matriarch of the Santangelo-Golden family in her early years. It is primarily told in her point of view with a few third person glances at secondary characters such as her father Gino, etc. In order to adequately understand this book in the slightest, I
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I used to read Jackie Collins years ago and decided to give her more recent novels a try. Unfortunately I think I picked the most lame novel she's written. Not having read any of the Santangelo series, the character of Lucky was new to me. In 'wild child' she is 15 years old - hence the lame antics and prim language in the novel. One reviewer said this would make a good late teen read and I agree. The equivalent of Judy Blume when we were at school. Lucky is a spoilt child but she does have a lo ...more
Davina Bell
As a Jackie Collins fan, I must say that this novel was not one of her best. I am a very big fan of Lucky, and I was looking forward to finding out the inner workings of Lucky as a teenager. However, the grittiness of her other novels was not there in this one. This novel only truly deserved 2 1/2 stars. Whereas I fell in love with Gino in Chances, in this one, I strongly disliked him. This novel dangled very closely to YA. Also, I felt there were times that the novel's time period was confused. ...more
I am some what familiar with Lucky. I only say this because I have not read every book in the series about the Santangelo family. However the ones that I have read involving the grown Lucky, I could tell she was a strong, independent woman. Reading Confessions of a Wild Child is a fun intro to the past and where Lucky came from and how she got to be the woman she is today.

Having a father like Gino, I can't really blame Lucky for rebelling like she did. Of course if she was a good girl then ther
great book. it was great to read about the santangelos again. cant wait for the next one!
Samantha Janning
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I’ve been reading Jackie Collins for years, and am very familiar with Lucky Santangelo. Even though this was a flashback book and not one to move her story forward, I was still interested in reading about her childhood and how she came to be who she was today. I enjoyed this book and reading about Lucky’s wild years, yet I kept getting a niggling feeling that I had already read the majority of the book. A lot of the story wasn’t new
Odpočinková četba se smyslem pro humor, i tak by se titul mohl nazývat. Přesto, že knihu zhltnete během pár večerů, nezbavíte se předsudků, že je to jedno ze slabších děl této autorky. Právě Jackie Collins je známá svým neotřelým jazýčkem, kdy pro sprosté slovo, či frázi nejde daleko. Vždy dopodrobna popsána krutost světa a život koupený penězi, je nyní popisován náctiletou dívkou a přesto, že si knihu oblíbíte, zkrátka to není ono. Je poznat, že starší ženy a muži se autorce popisují lépe.

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Sharon Chance
This is a lively, fast-paced look at the formative years of one of contemporary literature's most fascinating characters, Lucky Santangelo.

Fans of Jackie Collins' series of books featuring Lucky will enjoy getting to know the "wild child" side of Lucky. At fifteen, this young girl has more adventures (and relationships) than most adults have in a lifetime! Wildly outrageous, but in keeping with the character profile of the previous, more adult novels, this story is a fun, fast read.

If you've
Barry Reynolds
a great read. this book is very well written and it has great characters that capture you right from the start and draw you into the story. i can't wait to read the rest of the lucky series of books. this is a must read.
Naomi Morrison
Saucy novel. Was travelling home from a holiday and i came across this book in the airport, i was about to set off on a 12 hour plane journey and i thought i would give it a try. AMAZING. couldn't put the book down. I had people trying to talk to me while reading it and i just couldn't stop. There doesn't really seem a point to the story which is the only downfall, she doesn't get freedom, her dad is just an utter arsehole. However, it was so good. The way that she acts when she gets out of her ...more
David Atkins
Having read a number of Jackie Collins' novels, Confessions of a Wild Child is a departure from what I've come to expect in Jackie's novels. This novel is told mainly from Lucky's point of view. There are no other side stories. Lucky Santangelo plain and simple. Wild. Smart. Determined. Brassy. Sassy. Lucky is a force to be reckoned with as we all know from Ms. Collins' other novels in the Santangelo series. Yes, this is a novel with young adult appeal. Keep that in mind as you read this novel. ...more
Jennifer Lynn
I have never read any of Jackie Collins' books so I am unsure what to expect. I noticed while reading other people's reviews of this book that a lot of people were unhappy with this book because apparently the author just took a bunch of what she had already had in all her other books and just put it in one book, but while that may be their main complaint, mine was that I just was not a fan of the main character and how the story played out. The story was very immature and the main character was ...more
Marisa Gonzalez
This book should have been titled "Rantings of a Spoiled Brat." A rehash of Lucky and Chances. The dialog was ridiculous and did not suit the time period....i.e. Lucky and Dario saying "No Way" "Way." I also think it's ridiculous how Lucky is so worldly and smart but she goes in a car with a guy who lures her with a puppy....really??? I think the best part of this book was the good laugh I had when a Latino character was compared to Marc Anthony who probably wasn't even born during the time when ...more
Gina M Jordan
This was a waste of a day but a fast read. for those who have read all of the Lucky novels, there's nothing new here. For those who haven't, I recommend starting at the beginning with Chances. In fact, I can find nothing to recommend in this book. The young adult reading level is not up to the Collins tell-all level, & the story ends in the middle, with no resolution or sense of why it ended where it does. Extremely disappointing & more of a money making scheme for the author to capitali ...more
Charlotte Lynn
The teenage years of Lucky Santangelo are the years that formed her into the powerful woman she has become. This is the story of those years. The tales of a fifteen year old who is trying to find her own way and get out from under her father, Gino, control. It is the story of a determined girls journeys through private elite schools, a villa in South France, and her dreams of being in Las Vegas.

My Review:

Lucky Santangelo is one of my all time favorite characters in any book, especially in Jacki
Like reading Watered down Jackie Collins for the YA set.
Fe Domenico
This is the 1st Jackie Collins book I've read. She's definitely my new favorite author. I love her style of writing. She keeps the reading simple, with the ability to keep us intrigued and wanting more. I gave it 4 stars because while Lucky's teenagehood growing up is exciting, I thought the storyline lacked a bit, specifically her arranged marriage. I know this is a prequel to the series, which I fully intend to get into. I can't wait to discover what new and sexy adventures Lucky gets into at ...more
Originally posted at Always, Lissa

Yes. It’s true. I’m a sucker for Jackie Collins’ trashy Hollywood romance novels. I’ve been reading them since I was about 13, sneaking them from my mom’s bookcase and hiding them under my mattress. I quickly got sucked into the deliciously sexy and sinister worlds of Gino “the Ram” Santangelo and his intelligent and smolderingly beautiful daughter, Lucky. So when I heard that there was a prequel coming out about Lucky’s teenage years … man, I was all about it!
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