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Million Dollar Mates (Million Dollar Mates #1)

3.82  ·  Rating Details ·  669 Ratings  ·  41 Reviews
Jess Hall's dad is the new general manager at Porchester Park, and is moving Jess, her brother and pet cat into a staff apartment there. Jess is dreading the move, until she learns the apartments are strictly A-list only and soon to be populated by actors, musicians, models and millionaires- But fraternising with the stars isn't all it's cracked up to be, and soon Jess is ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published July 8th 2010 by Simon & Schuster Childrens Books (first published June 29th 2010)
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Natasha GJ Nanny Nakia
Amigas millonarias es una novela entretenida y ligera, en la cual se nota la experiencia de la autora para crear los momentos ideales de clímax y distensión. Con fuerte humor en los diálogos, descripciones primorosas y temas bien actuales, es fácil sentir atracción por la historia desde el comienzo hasta el final.
Jess es una adolescente común que recientemente ha sufrido mucho. La pérdida de su mamá hace nueve meses será una mancha continua en su búsqueda de felicidad. Incluso mantiene un secret
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Jessica
Mar 07, 2012 Jessica rated it really liked it
Million Dollar Mates is the first book I've ever read from Cathy Hopkins, (yes, I know that's pretty bad of me!) and to be honest, I wasn't expecting too much from this. I thought it would be a light read for the weekend. Just glancing at the pink, sparkly front cover suggested a flighty read filled with a load of girly talk and expensive clothes etc.
While it did indeed include this, it was also a lot deeper and meaningful that I had anticipated. Cathy Hopkins surprised me by tackling the loss
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Alex
Jun 29, 2012 Alex rated it it was amazing
From the front cover of this it's easy to presume it's just a little girly book about nothing of importance. To some extents this is true; there are dilemmas about clothes and the usual boy drama. However,Cathy Hopkins sort of makes you get really involved with the boy drama, and deciding who is right. But, other than this, there are issues arisen that you wouldn't expect from the average book aimed at teenage girls. Things such as losing things close to you and dealing with not being liked and ...more
Sol
Mar 07, 2014 Sol rated it really liked it
Reseña en el blog Solo déjate llevar

Hace como un millón de años que no leo libros de esta autora.
Me acuerdo que cuando tenía 11 años mi Mamá me había comprado “Princesa Pop” y luego de un año comencé a leerlo. Después había empezado con otra historia de la autora, pero lo deje porque no me convencia.
En fin. Esta es otra historia de Cathy Hopkins, por lo tanto, nuevo mundo y nuevos personajes.
En amigas millonarias nos encontramos a Jess, una chica de 14 años que vive con su abuela, su hermano y s
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Fede Valotta
Mar 24, 2015 Fede Valotta rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
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Este libro lo tengo pendiente hace muuuuuuuucho, pero, ahora que ya van publicados los primeros 4 libros de esta serie dije...Fede...es hora. Tenía miedo que sea algo muy cliché, femenino y que no me dieran ganas de seguirlo, pero al ser un libro cortito dije...¿Porqué no?.

Al comenzar a leerlo dije...meh, va a ser lo mismo de siempre...Chica quiere conquistar a chico, se vuelve popular de la noche al día y todos felices por siempre. ¡Pero no! Estaba muy equivocado. Est
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Libby
Jul 18, 2010 Libby rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: teenagers
Recommended to Libby by: my library :)
Since passing my collection of 'Mates, Dates' books and a few of my copies of 'Truth, Dare, Kiss, Promise' to others, I have read very little Cathy Hopkins. When I picked up this book in the library yesterday, I expected very little from it. I thought it would be a light book for a Saturday evening read.
I was pleasantly surprised by the moral running throughout--money can't buy you happiness. Hopkins writes very well, with a clear perception of how hard it can be to live the life of a teenage gi
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Lauren Rees
Sep 21, 2014 Lauren Rees rated it it was amazing
Million Dollar Mates may seem like another girly, boy-obsessed, light-hearted book - and some aspects of it is - however Jess' story digs deeper than just (hilariously) embarrassing mix ups and petty school fall outs. It's about a teenage girls struggle to accept the loss of her mother just when she needs her. It's about learning to accept change and solving some of life's most difficult problems. It's about living with grief and letting go. Cathy Hopkins mixes the hilarious mis-haps of a teenag ...more
Dentro de un  Libro
Feb 06, 2014 Dentro de un Libro rated it liked it
El libro esta orientada a chicas entre 12 y 16 años pero eso no impidió que disfrutara con su lectura. El estilo de la autora es muy sencillo y entretenido, no me costo nada engancharme con la historia, y leerla de un tirón. Trata varios temas, algunos profundos, otros no tanto. Habla de los celos, las compras, los chicos, la familia, la amistad, la perdida de un ser querido y el proceso de duelo. Al final sucedió algo que me sorprendió, la historia me conmovió hasta las lágrimas. En definitiva ...more
Chloe
at first i actually thought this book was rubbish, to be frank. but, after the first maybe three dull, typical teenage book chapters, it was actually alright! i admit, i thought it was a bit annoying, because the general theme was that if you want to do anything in life you have to look amazing and buy the right stuff. i hate it when people think that. but apart from this, i thought it was really good, and i got really into it after a while.
GiraffeAndy
Vím, že je to kniha určena spíš pro mladší čtenářky, ale já mám knihy od Cathy Hopkins ráda, takže jsem si ji chtěla přečíst. Neřeší se v nich jako v podobných knihách svého druhu jen to, jak dostat nějakého kluka, ale vždy to má zajímavý příběh... Uznávám, místy jsem se trochu nudila. Ale bylo tam několik skvělých hlášek, u kterých jsem se hodně zasmála i smutné chvíle a momenty k zamyšlení. Taková odpočinková, ale přesto dobrá knížka.
J.M. Hurley
Apr 11, 2013 J.M. Hurley rated it it was amazing
Got this for my friend's daughter and have to confess began to read it to check it out and got engrossed! I loved it and think it will appeal to all ages. Quirky and fun, while at the same time covering some pretty serious topics. What is especially good though is the way that the underlying serious issues are treated. Not heavy duty, or weighed down by moralistic lectures but nicely resolved in a perfect use of show don't tell. A great read for girls of all ages!
Agustina
Jan 18, 2015 Agustina rated it it was amazing
Sinceramente, no tenia muy buena imprecion de este libro, a decir verdad, juzgue el libro por su portada. Esperaba una historia cliche y frívola, cosa que segui pensando hasta que realmente me meti en la historia.
Es un libro atrapante, con mayusculas, ATRAPANTE. No podia parar de leer, queria saber todo lo que sucedia en Porchester Park.
Alex Smith
Apr 06, 2011 Alex Smith rated it it was amazing
AWESOME!!!!! This is the first one, followed by Million Dollar Mates: Paparazzi Princess, and Million Dollar Mates: Catwalk Queen is out soon I think. About a girl who moves into a block of luxurious apartments that her dad is managing. It is funny how she has to put up with the rich snobs who live there and the difference between her and them.
Tânia
Oct 28, 2011 Tânia rated it liked it
Shelves: books-i-own, pt
Million Dollar Mates is an easy, light and entertaining read about a teenage girl who finds herself living next door to fame. Cathy Hopkins puts herself into this girl’s shoes and manages to capture the teenager’s voice with a clear perception of her world. It’s cute, sweet, sad and funny, and in the end the message gets through to the reader – money can’t buy you happiness.
Lucy
May 21, 2014 Lucy rated it really liked it
I loved this! It's about a teenage girl who's mum passed away and therefore has to move to 'posh ville', which she is not happy about. She finds herself humiliating herself I front of an a list family with a gorgeous son!
Anna Foster
May 01, 2012 Anna Foster rated it it was amazing
I just loved reading this book and all the others in this collection. Jess hall moves to fabulous new London apartment where all the a-isters will be living to! It's a teenage book full of friendship, relationships, press and how to deal with all the a-listers. A must read! Well worthy of 5 stars!
Angie
May 28, 2013 Angie rated it it was ok
Este libro definitivamente es para niñas entre los 12 y como máximo 16 años. Es una historia muy divertida pero donde lamentablemente no me sentí parte de la historia ni me identifiqué con los personajes, me temo debido a la diferencia de edad.
Aashka Varma
Oct 13, 2012 Aashka Varma rated it really liked it
It was sooo good. Although at first i didn't like it too much but it started to pick up, and i can't wait to see what happens in the next one
mosher_girl 2424
Oct 18, 2011 mosher_girl 2424 rated it liked it
i know its abit girly but ive read all the others so i'm going to buy some more soon. i got it free in a magazine ( not my cuppa tea, but not terrible....ISH))
Meli
Dec 10, 2013 Meli rated it it was amazing
Super divertido, conmovedor, y aunque está orientado hacia chicas en su primera adolescencia, uno se siente identificado a cualquier edad, hay cosas que nunca cambian.
Maria
Feb 16, 2012 Maria rated it really liked it
Made me laugh a lot, just like all the other books by Cathy Hopkins. I'll never grow to old to read her books. ;)
Anna
Jan 28, 2012 Anna rated it it was amazing
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This book is fantastic! I would recommend it to any teenage girl! Jess Hall moves into a fantastic new home, where all the A-listers are going to live too! Fantastic book! 5 stars!!
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