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Back in Black (A-List #5)

3.77  ·  Rating Details ·  3,491 Ratings  ·  72 Reviews
Back in Black is the 5th guilty pleasure in this witty series that takes readers behind the scenes of the intoxicating world of Hollywood glitterati. It's time for the Beverly Hills High senior class trip to Washington, D.C. But every year the reigning A-List call in sick and do their own trip to Vegas, baby, Vegas. Anna joins Cammie, Adam, Sam, Dee, and Parker on the Vega ...more
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Published August 1st 2008 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (first published September 1st 2005)
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Adam Buongiovanni
I've never read a book that elaborated more on the exact details of the clothes someone is wearing, or the accessories they carry. It was a book that revolves around a very high end, mostly stuck-up group of friends, who have what I like to refer to as "rich people problems". The main character gives us some redeeming qualities, but besides that most characters are a tad annoying. However, I actually enjoyed this frenzy of annoyance. It took me 3 days to read this book and I was thoroughly invol ...more
Aug 14, 2010 Michael rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ooooh! this book was just horrible as the last one. There is too much descriptions of each building and clothes(I though I was reading a travel's guide) and nothing happens. I didn't expect much from this book, and I wish I didn't buy it. But I'm continuing to the series, I'm wanting to see Anna/Ben. But now I don't have a favorite character in the book, Sam is just bitchy and horrible, Cammie is worse, Dee is loony and boring, Adam is okay, Parker is okay, and Anna is really boring. I have to s ...more
Sep 15, 2010 Hannah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Back In Black, an A-List Novel
Zoe Dean
Seventeen year old Upper East-Side girl Anna Percy is tired of playing by her wealthy mother’s strict rules. So, to follow her heart, she moves from uptight New York to the sunny (and wild) shores of Los Angeles. Anna wants to break out of her perfectly boring personality and step into something new. Thanks to Sam Sharpe, Cammie Shepherd, and Dee Young, Anna just might get what she came for.
Sam, Dee, and Cammie rule Beverly Hills High school, but when An
Nov 23, 2010 Linda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Dana A
Oct 29, 2013 Dana A rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Back in Black written by Zoey Dean gives you an insight on what the high life of Beverly Hills is like. This might seem interesting for a story but I will have to disagree. Even though getting to see the rich upscale life of Anna Percy and her friends, nothing had happened that led to a good story line. Seeing Anna Percy's Las Vegas experience was a little crazy but I still felt this book was lacking. One example is that you have to read over half of the book in order for the main setting to com ...more
Alexis L.
Oct 22, 2013 Alexis L. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Summary: this book is all about a group of teens supposed to be going on a school trip to Washington D.C. but they are going to Vegas on Dee’s, Dads privet jet. They get into trouble by the police but there parents don’t find out about it. Everything gets crazy at the end because they go to a hypnoses show and nobody knows what happened except Anna and she doesn’t want them to know what happened because they spoke the truth. When they watch it everyone gets mad at each other.
Main characters: Ann
Aug 13, 2008 Brittany rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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 her LA frenemies are heading to Las Vegas for a week of sin and debauchery. In between a showgirl striptease contest, a mysterious casino visit, and a night with a hypnotist, each of the main girls deals with the relationships with the most important people in their lives - past and present.

The Good & The Bad: Ah the A-List, back in boring form. Despite a minor upswing in plot and character development in "Tall Coo
I'm currently in finished with this book and it has been pretty good. I believe that this book is interesting but it can get boring at some points in the book. This book takes place in Las Vegas and the main characters in this book are exploring the Gambling city! These kids are wise and optimistic which makes this book interesting to read. If you are willing to explore kids that are doing what they want in Vegas this book is great for you.
I believe that this book will get you on the edge of you
Kori Smith
Aug 21, 2013 Kori Smith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought this was a(n) incredible book. This book is about how Anna and her friends, Sam, Dee, Adam, Parker, and Camilla (Cammie) were supposed to go on the senior trip to Washington D.C., but, instead, they went to Las Vegas. They had a tacky Vegas contest and Camilla decided to show off. They went to a hypnotist show where their deepest, darkest secrets were revealed. They all went through ups and downs and experienced all of the crazy activities that gave Las Vegas its name: Sin City.
This bo
Amber Ventura
Back in Black, an A-List novel was an OK book....I'm thinking because I didn't read the first 4 books before was the reason it was just OK. I couldn't really connect to any of the characters, but the only character I really wanted to know more about was Anna. I wanted to know more about her and Ben and what what was the reason they split up. Of course at the end of the book they reconnect finally...and then thats what wants you to get the next book to read, to see what happens with them as a cou ...more
Feb 03, 2008 Smileylover rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This series was okay, but get's tiresome after, like, the 2nd or 3rd book.... eventually it's all about name-dropping, mentioning hip clubs, talking about how much money people earn and how to be mean to people who aren't earning 60 million every minute. Plus the constant chatter about the clothing (who designed it, how much it costs what kind of cut and the fabric it's made from and when and where the characters got it) AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH it gets soooooooooooooo annoying, as well as the mentions ...more
Hannah Debruin
This book was okay. I have been reading this series for awhile. After this book I realized the series isn't going anywhere good so I stopped reading them. The book its self was entertaining, but wasn't a book that I couldn't put down. It was a very easy read and didn't take a lot of thought to read it. Overall I probably would not reacommend this book to anyone because there are a lot more books out there to read that would be more worth your time. I think Zoey Dean is a talented writer. I would ...more
this book was ok. still happy to see no discontinuities (maybe she switched editors?). The bit with the hypnotist was mildly entertaining, but the book is still a bunch of rich kids trying to find their jollies. dee finally really cracks up which was overdue. the cammie and adam relationship is so saccharine it makes me want to vomit. and despite having guys constantly falling for her anna runs back to ben forgetting the fact that they "fell in love" over the course of like a week and that he cu ...more
Jun 09, 2008 Megan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Gina Buccellato
Aug 10, 2016 Gina Buccellato rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I had no clue it was a series. The back of my copy said they accidentally get on a plane to Vegas instead of DC and one gets mistaken for a pop singer. I thought the writing was a little juvenile; there were grammatical errors, the wording was off, like it wasn't proofread. I'm all for fiction but 17 year olds going to Vegas? There was a lot of famous designer name dropping and it got old real quickly. Quick read, very easy to follow.
Jul 19, 2011 Lindsay rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-it
The main reason I am still reading this series is because I want to find out what happens between Ben and Anna......This book had very little Ben and Anna drama and therefore I can't give it anything higher than 3 stars..... As far as the rest of the story went, this book had pretty good drama, but nothing like the last book.... This series is an awful addiction.....
Jul 05, 2009 Andrea rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Alexandria McCarthy
This book was good, if you are into that type of "Gossip Girl" type book. I don't read the Gossip Girl series, except the first three, or watch the tv show but I do like this series. It doesn't make me want to run out and buy the next book in the series, but if I happen to go to the library again I will probably get it.
Dec 18, 2012 Jillian rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-books
Abandoned after two chapters. I'm sure I've read worse YA books, but because they were set on the East Coast, I'm more enthralled. Perhaps because I grew up in LA, the scandals here don't interest me.
Instead of going on the boring senior trip, the whole gang jets off to Vegas: Anna, Sam, Cammie, Dee, Parker, and Adam. But what will happen when Anna's longtime crush from New York shows up (with Anna's best friend, who happens to be his girlfriend), and Dee has a mental breakdown?
Alistair Ramirez
This book was great.It was about Anna and her friends skip senior class trip to Washington D.C. and heads to Vegas.They check into a fabolous and the drama begins before they can get settled.Eveyone visits a hypnotist-to-the-stars.While they are under a spell the most deppest secrets are revealed.
Jul 03, 2011 Mary rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It seemed to drag in a lot parts. I skimming a lot. There just wasn't enough excitment or drama. I mean they're in Las Vega aren't they supposed to be having the time of their life. Instead it just sounds like a regular old club in a regular old city. The exciting part was in the last fifty pages.
Probably my least favorite book out of the series. This had the most boring parts & scenes tended to drag on more than they should have. Cyn, Scott, & Anna were boring and predictable in this one. Great drama though!
Apr 29, 2009 Alicia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I was disappointed with Ben. :| He's a loooooooooooooooooooooooooser!
This book was full of SEX and TEENAGE DRAMA. Though the two words together is okay with me, the story was awful.
I mean, fuck. K. Never mind.
Feb 09, 2008 Erin rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
Dec 15, 2009 Tami rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009-read
5 books into the series and they are still showing new sides to the same characters. i like it very much.
Kids grow up way too fast.
Aug 27, 2013 Chelsea rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit
This one was just reallllly boring. I really like Parker and Sam's bit at the end though - that makes the possibilities for the next book very interesting.
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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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