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Tall Cool One (A-List #4)

3.72 of 5 stars 3.72  ·  rating details  ·  3,455 ratings  ·  56 reviews
Tall Cool One is the fourth novel in this witty and risqu series that takes readers behind the scenes of the intoxicating world of Hollywood glitterati. New York blueblood Anna Percy came to L.A. to learn how to have a good time. Now she's surfing Zuma Beach with the industry's hottest young television producer. But duty calls and Anna must jet down to Las Casitas, Mexico, ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published April 6th 2005 by Poppy (first published April 1st 2005)
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7th out of 12 books — 15 voters
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Anna Kerber
Tall Cool One is the story of Anna Percy’s fabulous, yet not so fabulous life in Beverly Hills. Anna finds herself thinking about the meaning of casual sex as she finds everyone around her experimenting with this trend. Anna herself is inexperienced and has only been in love once, with her ex-boyfriend Ben, a student at Princeton. She begins to wonder if something is wrong with her as her friend/enemy, the gorgeous Cammie Sheppard, starts hooking up with Anna's ex, Adam. Although Anna was the on ...more
Julia Maggiacomo
It’s been six weeks since Anna Percy left New York to live with her father and become one of Beverly Hills’ elite teens. In that time, she’s been emotionally entangled with two boys, made friends and enemies. Zoey Dean chronicled these events in three previous parts of The A-List series. Tall Cool One is the fourth installment in the best-selling set. Fans will appreciate that the story picks up right where Blonde Ambition left off. Anna has a bad case of Ben on the Brain. Not helping matters is ...more
OK. I'm sorry. The first three books were okay and, all right, this book was kind of enjoyable at times, but this is the most annoying book ever. I think this "Zoey Dean" person is such a pretentious writer, like she hates that she's writing about rich teenagers in Beverly Hills so she tries to sound like she's super smart and could be writing something that's the next super-awesome-great-american-novel. Either that, or she got a little thesaurus-happy because some of her word choices puzzled th ...more
Nicole *`((O_O))`*
Anna is still player.. But whatever....

I am so weird that I liked this series when I was young but I was never finish with it by last two books! -_- Have to finish this series then I can move on!
Trisha W.
his book started out slow for the first chapter, then it picked back up again, then it went down hill again. There were many times I was going to close the book and be done with it, but I ended up finishing it. This is the fourth book in the A-list series. I was told that you didn't need to read them in order and the way the book was written I believe that.
A problem I had with the book was the celebrities popping up all over. I know this is an A-list book directed towards celeb city but just the
Sep 11, 2008 Brittany rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of the A-List Series
Recommended to Brittany by: Danielle
How I Came To Read This Book: Danielle lent it to me.

The Plot: Anna Percy and Sam Sharpe are in need of a break from their high-strung LA rich girl lives - so they take their rich selves down to Mexico to an exclusive resort called Las Casitas to engage in some fun and flirting. Meanwhile back home, dippy Dee has moved into the Sharpe household to help Sam's stepmom prepare for her pending baby girl, Ruby Hummingbird, and Cammie is struggling with her strong feelings for Adam Flood - that are be
Amanda Erakky 3/11/08
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Book Review
Book: Tall Cool One
Author: Zoey Dean
# of Pages: 295
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Cost: $9.99
ISBN: 0-316-73508-6

Have you ever wanted to live the life of the rich and beautiful?? Zoey Dean does a great job of making you feel like one. “ ‘ Rich Americans! From Beverly Hills, California;’ shouted Sam in English. ‘ My father is Jackson Shape. The famous actor! (Dean 266) ’” That’s the line Samantha Sharpe always uses to get out of a tight situat
Anna needs a time-out from all her boys, and Sam's hunting for a good one to love. So together they make a getaway to Las Casitas, Mexico, the super luxury spa where Angelenos go to get more sun. They spend the week waterskiing, scuba diving, saloning, and yes, smooching with boys.Then a crazy lunch leads to Anna and Sam heading to a bar and they get drunk and stumble into the desert. After regaining their senses, they realize they have gotten rid of their watches and phones and they notice a hu ...more
Michele Wen
To be honest, I would not recommend this book because it did not have much of a conflict. All the conflicts were extremely boring and completely a "first world problem". The whole book was way too descriptive. Being descriptive is definitely a good thing, but details that were not necessary were added into the scene. It really stretched out everything and it made the book a complete snooze-fest. It was about 4 rich girls who have relationship/slight family issues. They all find new boyfriends wh ...more
Tiny Pants
Having actually enjoyed the third A-List book, I was excited to read this one. Had this series actually turned a corner? Unfortunately, no. This book, while getting props for being randomly named after a horrible Robert Plant solo hit from the '80s, was terrible. It picked up exactly zero of the plot from the last one that was exciting, and in fact acted as if some of those things (specifically Cammie getting a stepsister with no explanation of her origins and the same character getting severely ...more
Jane Lee
This is the first book I read in the series. It was an okay read.

The Pros
I loved the sneak peek into the glamorous lives that the protagonists led, the complications and the inner demons they battled with daily. I was also glad that Cammie, from which I originally thought was a two-dimensional character, actually turned out to be somewhat good. I was also interested in the lives of people in Los Angeles, specifically in Beverly Hills, considering I just migrated to Los Angeles myself. I also lov
Not my favorite of the series, but good and quick nonetheless. Adam just can't seem to catch a break. Not so sure about the strangers the girls meet in Mexico but them getting drunk and lost in the desert was rather funny.
Sharon Shenderovskiy
I really liked this book. I am enjoying the a- list series. I think that in the 5th book, Anna and Ben are gonna be together. I also liked how Cammie became a whole different person because of Adam.
Jessica Uzzo
this book receives a four star rating mostly for the fact that its the first one in the series with no noticeable screw ups. no really its not that exceptional im still wondering why i liked this series and why i feel compelled to finish it but it was just nice to see someone finally editing. I liked seeing sam finally find a guy who'll hopefully take care of some of her body image issues because im sick of the poor little rich girl routine. it was fun watching anna unwind while high. other than ...more
Amanda M
Nov 15, 2007 Amanda M rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Girls
Shelves: finished-reading
This book is about a teenage highschool girl living the rich life in Beverly Hills California. She moved there from Upper East side of New York. The main character Anna has 3 Friends. Sam which is her best friend. Dee who is somewhat a friend, and last Cammie who is the definition of a "mean girl". Sam and Anna decide they need a get away so they run away to a highclass resort in Mexico. Sams step mom is pregnat and she is favoring and spending alot of time with Sams friend Dee. Soon Sam feels l ...more
Jazmin Alfaro
Light fun read. Start from the first one or else you'll be lost!
this storylline wasnt as interesting as some of the other books in this series - i alittle but more beyond the edge of belief. but i enjoy theve novels. a quick fun read.
Elsa Of Arendelle
A little pit pressed... the ending was pretty tacky. Very dramatic.
Danielle G
I could only get through half of this book. Just not my cup of tea.
I went back and forth with liking and being annoyed with this book... but because it literally made me laugh out loud multiple times and conversations were just so nuts I ended up liking this book even though it is really random and weird and usually the kid of people I would stay away from. Things didn't really get going in this book until 3/4 of the way in.... But I still want to keep reading the series because I want to know who people end up with!! It's kinda dumb but it's addicting.
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Jan 04, 2011 Alison rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: ya
This was actually the first book I read in the series. I had no idea it was number four and when I read it (quiet a number of years ago now) I remember thinking once I found out it was part of a series that it was easy to follow along in the story because it re-introduced a lot of the plot from the previous three. I loved this series way more than Gossip Girl.
it was ok. this is the 4th book in the A-list series and it has taken me these four books to realize just how superficial this series is. its just annoying now and there "problems" are soo stupid in the first half of the book. It's not until they get to the resort that its starts dealing with more relatable issues.
idk if i'm gonna read the next books...
Hahaha! Loved the part when they drink the mescal and then break into the rich dudes house! SO AMAZING! I was telling my mom about that part and she goes, "So, these are the kinds of books I spend my money on?!" I just said, "No, mom. You didn't WASTE any of your money. 1. They are pretty good books, and 2. They are Steph's." Hehehe.
Nov 13, 2007 Lauren rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: A-List Fans
This book is a good follow up to the the third a-list book Blonde Ambition. This book is slower paced in the begginning but ounce it gets interesting it is a fairly good book. In order to understand this book and get the best affect you should read the first three a-list books, the a-list, girls on film, and blonde ambition.
This book is a good follow up to the the third a-list book Blonde Ambition. It a very quick and easy read it and is a fairly good book. In order to understand this book, you should read the first three a-list books, the a-list, girls on film, and blonde ambition.
Sometimes I feel bad for these characters a nd sometimes I don't. It really all depends on the situation. All in all it was a pretty decent book except the author never said who's mansion Sam and Anna slept in. I guess it's a mystery
Anna is becoming less WASP and more wild Hollywood girl and I like that but this book kind of dragged. Sam is also getting more uncomfortable with her stepmother and more comfortable with her body.
A horrible book. I actually enjoy the first book, but to be honest this book went downhill. I'm gonna not gonna bother reading the next one for awhile. So yeah.
I think this was one of the best books. I loved the vacation part. It seemed absolutely amazing :) The ending was kind of corny but you have to love Eduardo.
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The author of The A-List series and How to Teach Filthy Rich Girls, which has been renamed and turned into a TV show known as Privileged on the CW in September 2008. Zoey Dean's books are produced by the media packager Alloy Entertainment, which created Gossip Girl, The Clique Series, and The A-List and sold them to Little, Brown and Company.
Zoey is currently working on The Talent series. She is
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A-List (10 books)
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  • Girls on Film (A-List, #2)
  • Blonde Ambition (A-List, #3)
  • Back in Black (A-List, #5)
  • Some Like It Hot (A-List, #6)
  • American Beauty (A-List, #7)
  • Heart of Glass (A-List, #8)
  • Beautiful Stranger (A-List, #9)
  • California Dreaming (A-List, #10)
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