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There's No Place Like Home (Secrets of My Hollywood Life #6)

4.02  ·  Rating Details ·  2,013 Ratings  ·  106 Reviews
After her brilliant run on Broadway and surviving the harsh concrete jungle of New York City, seventeen-year-old Hollywood "It Girl" Kaitlin Burke is back in L.A. starting a sitcom with her former-nemesis-now-BFF, Sky. The show is a huge success! In fact, maybe a little too huge, Kaitlin realizes, after a bad run-in with aggressive paparazzi puts her boyfriend Austin in da ...more
Hardcover, 361 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Poppy
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Dec 15, 2014 Olivia rated it did not like it
Very disappointing. Its such a shame because I remember loving these books in middle school and devouring each one. Last month I checked to see if the series had any new installments just out of curiosity, and since this was the concluding book I decided to finish out the series I had enjoyed so much. Maybe my reading taste has matured since I first picked up these books, or I'm just too old for them now but I started to realize very quickly how poorly it is written. I feel like t
Sep 04, 2012 Lexie rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of the series
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So, I have finally read the conclusion of the Secrets Of My hollywood Life series. I'd give this novel a 3.5 if that were possible, but I rounded up to 4.0 even, since we can't use halves. I would recommend this to the readers of the rest of the series, seeing that it provides closure.

SUMMERY (NO SPOILERS)So, Kaitlyn Burke is back in her final debut. She's got the life she's always dreamed of, producers knocking down her door, the best boyfriend in the world, and she's a Paparazzi Princess once
Mar 07, 2011 Nancy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of the first rules of writing is to write about what you know. The author has worked as a Hollywood journalist for years, interviewing the hottest teen idols in the business. What was so enjoyable about the series (okay, I only read #5 and #6) is that Calonita creates likeable protagonists, likeable antagonists, and likeable support characters. It is also a clean read, worthy of Disney Channel's ratings. Rather than giving a lot of fluff I can pick up in any gossip magazine, Calonita gives t ...more
Dec 16, 2014 Jemimah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Kelsey Haywood
Jul 16, 2011 Kelsey Haywood rated it it was ok
really disappointed in this one... it was pretty much kaitlin and her mom arguing, too much going on in her life, then she has this super clear vivid dream of what her life would be like if she wasn't famous..? i had to skip that part, which was most of the book, because it was so boring. i loved all the other books in this series, but this one was just... mehh.
Rachel Kristine
Jan 30, 2015 Rachel Kristine rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished-series
I started this series a really really long time ago by now. It took me forever to finish because the library only had the first book. I think the serise as a whole was really quite cute. In some ways, I'm a bit sad that I finished it because I did enjoy the books. I thought Kaitlin was sweet and very real seeing as she had so many different emotions. Plus, I also enjoyed all the inside of Hollywood jazz that was going on.
As for this actual book, it wasn't my favorite during the section when she
Mar 05, 2011 Laurie rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
I feel like the series could have continued after this book (there was plenty of potential with Kaitlin just starting college - would have been interesting to see how she managed to balance that with her Hollywood career), but I guess it's always best to be left wanting more!
Erica Honing
Apr 25, 2016 Erica Honing rated it really liked it
There's No Place Like Home by Jen Calonita was a great book!! The book put everything the right way to end this series. Which sucks because it was my favorite series. This book was full of events that surprised me and made me curious. It couldn't have been better, besides in some parts it was a little confusing at the moment.

This book is about Hollywood star Kaitlin Burke. After finishing her Broadway show in New York, Kaitlin is back in LA. She is starting a new show with her old nemesis but n
Feb 15, 2014 Minh-Tam rated it liked it
I loved the beginning of the series, but I think it just got annoying after a while. I like how the series wrapped up, and this 3 stars is a lot higher than the 3 stars I gave the last couple, if that makes any sense. I guess it's because the things that I've been so annoyed about and couldn't stand about the characters finally got resolved and "all is well," but that doesn't make up for the fact that it took THIS long, and yet was so easy, having the ending be so incredibly 'perfect'. I didn't ...more
Mar 28, 2012 Amelia rated it liked it

There's No Place Like Home, the last book of the series, is a book about life evaluation in Hollywood. Kaitlin Burke, a star with everything she could ever want, feels like her life is to much. Her mother only cares about work, the paparazzi are rude and impossible, and she's overbooked with having to star in two films and a TV show. When she gets in a car crash she wakes up in a different place or dimension. She's actually not a movie star, she doesn't have a boyfriend, her
May 22, 2011 Paige rated it liked it
"There's No Place Like Home" is about Kaitlyn Burke, a teen that's famous for acting and starring on Broadway, and how her life would be like if she wasn't famous. After Kaitlyn and her boyfriend Austin drive off in an SUV on a paparazzi chase, the driver goes into the wrong lane and a huge accident has happened. After the accident, Kaitlyn goes into a dream where she was never famous and none of her old friends know who she is. Kaitlyn has to figure out how to tell people that she really is fa ...more
Dec 29, 2011 Kayla rated it it was amazing
(Spoiler Alert: Do not read unless you’ve read the previous 5 books in the Secrets Of My Hollywood Life series.)

Secrets Of My Hollywood Life: There’s No Place Like Home by Jen Calonita picks up shortly after Broadway Lights left off. Kaitlin and the rest of the Burkes are back in Hollywood with busy schedules. Matt’s filming for his show and Kaitlin’s busy filming her new show, Small Fries. But with two kids active in the Hollywood scene, mom-ager Meg Burke has her already full hands even fuller
Madison H.
Jan 12, 2013 Madison H. rated it really liked it
NNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The series is OVER!!!!!!!! *Cries* Just a few years ago I started actually finishing series and it is always really sad.

I love 'The Secrets of My Hollywood Life' series (even though they had a tedency to be repetitive.) It's really fun and light, this one was probably my favorite next to the first one. I loved it that Katilin stopped being such a push over and so indecicive. It was nice to see her grow and change. The writing was good not fantastic
Apr 09, 2012 Katie rated it liked it
I was kind of disappointed in this book. The whole series was great--I really enjoyed Kaitlin's life, but this entire book was a disappointment to the rest of the series to me. I really liked the whole plot before she went into the alternate universe. It was really boring, and constantly I would check to see how many pages were left of it. I feel like it shouldn't have taken as long as it did. Maybe it should have been a chapter, but not a good chunk of the book. I would have enjoyed it more if ...more
Aug 08, 2013 Ally rated it it was amazing
There's No Place Like Home is a clever written book. The last in the Secrets of My Hollywood Life series is a thrilling conclusion. It's sad to see this series end forever and ever. I hate to say farewell to this series, but it's always meant to be. (The first book of this series is Secrets of My Hollywood Life, if you are interested in reading this series. This series doesn't have numbering on covers.) The series is recommended to anyone ten years old and up.

The plot is cleverly woven. All the
This book was fantastic. Kaitlin unsure of what to do: continue on with her rising career or take time off to go to collage. Her mother who is over loading her with jobs and movie insists Katy to do two movies during hiatus. On her 18th birthday which is the day Kaitlin takes her driving test, she wakes up to find her mom arguing with her assistant Nadine and her team. She finds out that her mother called paparazzi to come watch her driving test, which made Kaitlin and everyone else really mad. ...more
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Kaitlin's just starting over in Hollywood with a new TV show - Small Fries. It has the potential to become HUGE. With Sky as her co-star again, things are looking better than ever.

Then her mom starts overbooking her schedule. With Broadway under her belt and another hit TV series, Kaitlin has her pick of movies during the show production's hiatus. She has the choice between working with Spielberg or Eastwood. Her mom wants her to choose both, and s
Sep 23, 2015 Mic rated it it was ok
Shelves: sold
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Reading Vacation
Mar 09, 2011 Reading Vacation rated it really liked it
I have had such a good time reading about Kaitlin and her adventures in Hollywood and on Broadway in this series. She has been through a lot - starring on an extremely popular TV series, dealing with the egos of other actresses, learning how to stay out of trouble off-stage, having her series canceled, keeping a long distance relationship with her boyfriend – A LOT.

In this final book of the series, things are going great for Kaitlin. Her new Hollywood show is a hit, she is friends with Sky (her
Alison (AlisonCanRead)
Jul 05, 2011 Alison (AlisonCanRead) rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
The final installment of Secrets of My Hollywood Life, one of my favorite light, chick lit series. I'm sad to see the books come to an end, although I'm excited to see what Jen Calonita has in store for us next.

That being said, There's No Place Like Home was not my favorite book in the series. I didn't dislike it, but it wasn't what I wanted out of the final book either.

The book starts out like all the others. Kaitlin has tons of things on her plate. Her pushy mom only makes things worse, encour
Sep 12, 2013 Sammy rated it really liked it
Burke is still transitioning and adjusting to the change of being on a new TV show and having to manage her crazy life. This book was good at addressing all the issues that Burke has been ignoring all this time. Mainly her momager taking over and controlling her life to point that she has yet another nervous breakdown. I thought this book was good but the wished there was more time spent on her actually life as opposed to the ... trip that she takes in the middle.. Even if it was fun for a while ...more
Mar 27, 2011 Katie rated it really liked it
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Mar 01, 2011 Aydrea rated it really liked it
So this is the last book in the Secrets series & I loved it. I have been reading this series from the moment it came out. I think the series is a lot of fun, but also a good message. The series was about Kaitlin growing and learning about herself. It was a coming of age series. This book did not disappoint because there were celebrity antics, crazy events, and of course Austin. I thought the series ended well with this book because Kaitlin figured out what she wanted in her life & finall ...more
May 20, 2011 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I've read all 6 books in the Secrets of My Hollywood Life YA series. And I've enjoyed them.

The series focuses on Kaitlin Burke and her life as a teenage tv star in Hollywood.

I really have enjoyed getting to know Kaitlin, her brother Matty, her boyfriend Austin, her best friend Liz, her sometimes frenemy and co-star Sky and her manager mom (who constantly overbooks her for work).

There's No Place Like Home took a bit of a different turn than the other books. It had the present, then from pages 150
Mar 17, 2016 Katie rated it liked it
A little odd...I don't want to give it away, but the way Kaitlin is influences to rewrite and change her life is a tad unconventional and totally random. I don't understand why Jen Calonita chose to do it that way; very confusing.
Pragnya Belikov
May 07, 2014 Pragnya Belikov rated it it was amazing
To be honest, at first I didn't like where the story was goung, because I like Kaitlin the celebrity, and I was waiting for something else to happen. Later on, I grew to live this book. It's a great ending to an even greater series.
Darcy Cagen
Feb 16, 2013 Darcy Cagen rated it really liked it
Although it's not as good as some of the other books in the series (the 5th one is my favorite!) it wraps the series up nicely. Kaitlin is on her own tv show with Skye, called Small Fries, but her mom is controlling everything and overbooking her (she wants her to do two movies during the hiatus!). She also has to decide if she wants to go to college (USC) or not. On her 18th birthday she gets into a car crash and enters a Wizard of Oz like dream where she's in a different "dimension" with an al ...more
Apr 25, 2015 Wisty rated it it was amazing
You know what? I absolutely loved this book and the whole series. Jen Calonita is writes these amazingly entertaining books that never fail to make me happy. I'm really sad that this series is over, but I'm highly satisfied. Everything was wrapped up perfectly. But of course, my favorite part of this book was Kaitlin's alternate reality. That is by far one of my favorite book plot lines ever, and I'm always looking for more books and movies that have people experiencing what life would be like i ...more
Sep 10, 2011 Claire rated it really liked it
Best book in the series.
The beginning starts out quick and dramatic, not wasting a precious second on things that would bore readers.
Getting suspenseful, Jen Calonita foreshadows what will happen to Kaitlin right before the crash. Making everything "Go dark" and having Kaitlin fade in and out of consciousness really makes for a great transistion between the real world and "alter-Kaitline world".
There was plenty of action with a change of plot, a bit of romance with Austin, kinda hilarious (thes
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I'm Jen Calonita, a YA author who loves what I do because it lets me connect with all of you (and no, I wasn't intending for that to rhyme!).

I've been writing ever since I can remember, but it was fourth grade when I put my "three wishes" for a genie down on paper. They were:
#1. Buy all the Cabbage Patch Kids in the world and give them away for free (because apparently that was how I
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Other Books in the Series

Secrets of My Hollywood Life (6 books)
  • Secrets of My Hollywood Life (Secrets of My Hollywood Life, #1)
  • On Location (Secrets of My Hollywood Life, #2)
  • Family Affairs (Secrets of My Hollywood Life, #3)
  • Paparazzi Princess (Secrets of My Hollywood Life, #4)
  • Broadway Lights (Secrets of My Hollywood Life, #5)

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