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Confessions of a Wild Child (Lucky Santangelo #9)

3.51  ·  Rating details ·  2,148 Ratings  ·  272 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
ebook, 304 pages
Published February 4th 2014 by St. Martin's Press (first published September 25th 2013)
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Jan 15, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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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.

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Aug 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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
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
Nancy Jacobson
Mar 09, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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!
Feb 09, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 03, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Patchy Emoly
Jun 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Dec 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Title: Confessions of a wild child: Lucky the early years

Author: Jackie Collins

Genre: Coming of age/Romance/Older Teen

Rating: *****

Review: I have never read anything by Jackie Collins before, but after a recommendation from my mother who is ever so slightly book obsessed like me, her novel Confessions of a Wild Child: Lucky-The Early Years I simply could not resist.

This book begins as Lucky, just shy of fifteen years old, is sent to an exclusive girl’s boarding school with her father,
May 26, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 10, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
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There have been many imitators, but only Jackie Collins can tell you what really goes on in the fastest lane of all. From Beverly Hills bedrooms to a raunchy prowl along the streets of Hollywood; from glittering rock parties and concerts to stretch limos and the mansions of power brokers-Jackie Collins chronicles the real truth from the inside looking out.

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Other Books in the Series

Lucky Santangelo (10 books)
  • Chances (Lucky Santangelo, #1)
  • Lucky (Lucky Santangelo, #2)
  • Lady Boss (Lucky Santangelo, #3)
  • Vendetta: Lucky's Revenge (Lucky Santangelo, #4)
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