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Confessions of a Wild Child (Lucky Santangelo #9)

3.49  ·  Rating details ·  2,088 Ratings  ·  270 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
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Published February 4th 2014 by Macmillan Audio (first published September 25th 2013)
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Jan 15, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014-reads
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.

Book Addict Shaun
Aug 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
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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Jodie "Bookish"  Cook
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
May 13, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Yet another Lucky Santangelo novel. Seriously Jackie Collins enough already. This is a prequel of Lucky in her teenage years where we are supposed to find out what made her into the woman she became, Lucky - a true revelation. NOT! Sadly it had a rather abrupt ending so I'm guessing there will be a sequel to the prequel. By the time that comes out I suppose I will be in need of another dose of trash.

Utter and total drivel!
Barry Reynolds
Dec 18, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
a great read. this book is very well written and it has great characters that capture you right from the start and draw you into the story. i can't wait to read the rest of the lucky series of books. this is a must read.
Apr 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
great book. it was great to read about the santangelos again. cant wait for the next one!
Sep 27, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Like reading Watered down Jackie Collins for the YA set.
Liz Destefano
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Jan 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Everyone loves Lucky Santangelo.

She is a wild woman who fears nothing, and has her own mind.
She is a carefree spirit who does whatever she wants, and I can totally relate to this, being a former teenage rebel!

Join Lucky on her wild ride through her teenage years as she discovers how to manipulate boys, parties with her friends, finds out who her true friends are, etc.

You'll have the time of your life!
Oct 21, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Two thumbs up!! I recommend this entire series, and anything by Jackie Collins.
Jolie Shanoian
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book, I hate to say it but it was my first Lucky Santangelo book, I look forward to the rest of the series.
Sep 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Pretty much knew all the history from the other Lucky books, but it was nice to fill in some of the details. Fabulous as always. Wish there could be more.........
Lorraine Dewhurst
Oct 12, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
its like it was written by a 15 year old not just about a 15 year old. shame because previously enjoyed Jackie Collins books
Missi Coffel
Meh... just needed to get rid of the book off my shelves, so I read it.
Nick Stewart
Aug 19, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Silly, wholly unnecessary prequel to Jackie Collins' Santangelo series. Although it contains flashes of Jackie's trademark sizzle, this book is recommended for completists and masochists only.
Jun 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Typical Jackie Collins, and exactly what I needed after a serious read and to kick off a summer of light reading! Jackie Collins is always a fun read!
Jade Davenport
Mar 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites
Couldn't put this book down, was so enjoyable to read about Lucky and her wild adventures in this book.
May 18, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Originally posted at Always, Lissa

Yes. It’s true. I’m a sucker for Jackie Collins’ trashy Hollywood romance novels. I’ve been reading them since I was about 13, sneaking them from my mom’s bookcase and hiding them under my mattress. I quickly got sucked into the deliciously sexy and sinister worlds of Gino “the Ram” Santangelo and his intelligent and smolderingly beautiful daughter, Lucky. So when I heard that there was a prequel coming out about Lucky’s teenage years … man, I was all about it!
Sam Still Reading
Nov 19, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Jackie Collins/Lucky Santangelo fans
Recommended to Sam Still Reading by: won in a competition
I was recently lucky enough to win every single one of Jackie Collins’ books to date (see the mega pile here). When I mentioned this to friends and family, they all had one thing to say, “Lucky”. They weren’t talking about me, but rather Collins’ most famous heroine, Lucky Santangelo. Lucky has been the star of several of Collins’ novels, so I decided to start with Lucky’s teenage years, chronicled in her most recent book Confessions of a Wild Child. Confused? Although this is Collins’ latest no ...more
Melyssa Winchester

Title: Confessions Of A Wild Child
Author: Jackie Collins
Series or Standalone: Companion novel to the Lucky Santangelo novels
Rating: Four Stars ****


Confessions Of A Wild Child is a companion novel to the Santangelo novels featuring the matriarch of the Santangelo-Golden family in her early years. It is primarily told in her point of view with a few third person glances at secondary characters such as her father Gino, etc. In order to adequately understand this book in the slightest, I
Shelleyrae at Book'd Out

It has been years since I have read anything by Jackie Collins but I have fond memories of the early books that featured Lucky Santangelo. I think I was maybe eleven when I discovered Chances and was immediately enthralled by the glitz, violence and sex, a heady combination for a young suburban girl half a world away from Las Vegas. Lucky was wild, powerful and rich and I vaguely remember thinking I wanted to be just like her when I grew up. So, when I was offered the chance to read and review C
Jan 07, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book was such a huge disappointment. I know a lot of people who swear by Jackie Collins books and Lucky Santangelo, specifically, as THE guilty pleasure read. I'd never read her before, so I was keen to start off with this YA prequel. Unfortunately, it was a mess.

The book is very repetitive. It often repeats the same exact chunks verbatim. Also, you read physical descriptions dozens of time. I lost count of how many times I heard what Lucky looks like--just like her dad--they're dark, what
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