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Rich Kids of Instagram

2.38  ·  Rating details ·  197 ratings  ·  49 reviews
Based on the wildly popular blog "Rich Kids of Instagram," a dishy and hilarious novel about the intersecting lives of the world's most extravagant, unapologetically uber-rich teenagers.

The "Rich Kids of Instagram" are not your typical well-to-do brats. These "kids" drive Ferraris, fly to their weekend getaways in private jets, and post self-indulgent photos of themselves
Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published July 8th 2014 by Gallery Books (first published June 3rd 2014)
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Brandon Tietz
Jul 28, 2014 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: no one
An abortion--covered in caviar, gold leaf, and diamonds--is still an abortion.

Make no mistake, Rich Kids of Instagram is single-handedly the hugest abortion of a book I've ever had the misfortune of reading. I read it for free, and yet somehow I feel like Maya Sloan and the people over at Gallery Books should have to pay reparations to society for this stillbirth of a "novel". It's pure, unmitigated horseshit. It's the book you throw into the fireplace when you don't want to waste firewood. It i
Mar 27, 2014 marked it as dnf
Recommends it for: maybe Gossip Girl book (NOT show) fans
DNF AT 32%

This book is not for me. I made it to 32% without caring about any of the characters and without stumbling across a plot. I assume this is more of a day-in-the-life-of-the-rich type of deal, which I would have been totally fine with IF any of the characters were interesting and/or likeable. They were not. Reading the book felt like a chore.

This is not to say the writing was terrible. There were numerous typos in my copy but it was a digital ARC so I’m assuming those were fixed prior to
Ivie dan Glokta
Jul 08, 2014 rated it did not like it
What we are staring at people is black and white proof that money doesn't buy class.

What is the point of this 'book'? People have tried to compare it to the Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous and i don't see the connection. If this 'book' followed people on their road to success i might give it a honest rating, such as it is....nope....why? It has no MEANING.

Am I supposed to be impressed by twats that haven't made anything themselves? All that luxury and money has been made by someone else. Like
Rebecca Giacomelli
Apr 22, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: netgalley
A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for an honest review.

I read through this expecting it to be in the vein of Gossip Girl / Rich Kids of BH / Pretty Wild. It actually even made some meta references to Gossip Girl, but seemed to indicate that it didn't think that it fell into that genre. On the contrary, this book read like Gossip Girl lite - bland attempts at characterization at the introduction of each character, and then rapid abandonment of any growth or interesti
May 19, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: requested
One and a half stars.


When I read the blurb for this book, I thought it sounded really intriguing. I'm out of my teen years now, and I can assure you that they weren't spent in outlandish luxury. I thought this could be a cool (even if fictionalized) look into a world that I wasn't a part in, kind of like the Gossip Girl books. It sounded scandalous and cutthroat, and I looked forward to reading it.

Unfortunately, I was let down once again by a blurb that was more captivating than the actual b
Shaye Carlsen
Sep 04, 2014 rated it did not like it
This book was a impulse purchase. I saw it sitting on a table at the bookstore and thought I should read outside my comfort zone. I feel a little deceived by the synopsis. When I read it I got my hopes up that this was a modern day Gatsby. I was so excited I started reading it when I stopped at traffic lights. It didn't take that long to realize that this book was not that kind of book. It had a lot of potential, in my opinion, to be that. To shine a light on the vapid, frivolous superficial liv ...more
Jul 11, 2014 rated it did not like it
This book was so bad I'm at a loss for words. The characters were poorly developed and little better than stereotypes, the plot was a jumbled mess, and the ending was nonsensical. I was tempted to abandon this book half way through and, in retrospect, I wish I had.

(I was given a copy of this book from Gallery Books in exchange for an honest review.)
Lauren McCallon
Jul 21, 2014 rated it did not like it
Do not recommend. Do not recommend at all.
I would like to thank NetGalley & Gallery Books for granting me a copy of this e-ARC to read in exchange for an honest review. Though I received this e-book for free that in no way impacts my review.

Goodreads Blurb:
Based on the wildly popular blog "Rich Kids of Instagram," a dishy and hilarious novel about the intersecting lives of the world's most extravagant, unapologetically uber-rich teenagers.

The "Rich Kids of Instagram" are not your typical well-to-do brats. These "kids" drive Ferraris, fl
Jul 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
It's not often that I open a parcel containing a book and immediately burst out laughing, but that is exactly what happened when I opened the packaging containing this surprising story of fame, youth and excess. At that point, I had yet to discover the tumblr on which the book is based so it was a bit of a surprise to discover a book of that title, and with a cover that depicts a line of cocaine on a US $100 bill. Anyway, Rich Kids of Instagram is a fairly lightweight but amusing story that depi ...more
Jun 24, 2014 marked it as abandoned
Shelves: fluff, teenaged-drama, arc
This was so bad. So bad.

I really struggled to read this. So much so that I couldn't make it past 45%. It followed 5 or 6 spoiled, bratty, rich kids throughout the plotless book. Seriously, there was no plot. Each chapter followed a singular character through a day in the life. It was like a diary written intermittently from each kid's perspective, except diaries don't jump back and forth in time. Every couple of paragraphs would end with a divider and the next few paragraphs would be from (maybe
Susan (LoftNine)
Aug 19, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The only positive thing I can say is that I liked how the author tied in each chapter's photo at the end. ...more
Stefani Sloma
Jun 27, 2014 rated it liked it
You can also read this review on my blog, Caught Read Handed, HERE. Actual rating: 5/10

What I thought:

So if you didn’t know, this book is based on the Tumblr, Rich Kids of Instagram. The tagline of the blog says, “They have more money than you and this is what they do.” Before I saw this book on NetGalley, I’d heard of the blog, but I had never visited. Why would I want to look at pictures from douchey teens bragging about their money? I wouldn’t. I’m not really sure why I requested this book on
They are the kids with more money than sense. Their toothbrushes cost more than your car and a regular night on the town costs more than you make in a year. They party all night in designer outfits at exclusive clubs and after driving their sports cars home they sleep in unbelievably high thread count sheets. They are Rich Kids of Instagram. Their world is fashionably select with membership only open to a privileged few. Todd Evergreen, an outsider now cyber billionaire, is new on the scene and ...more
Apr 15, 2014 rated it liked it
(Read this review and more at Pretty Bookmarks)

Disclaimer: I received a review copy c/o the Publisher via Netgalley.

Well colour me surprised!

Rich Kids of Instagram was a lot more interesting and fun to read than I expected. Rich Kids of Instagram follows an unknown voice, who narrates the start of the book, and later goes into different chapters dedicated to different characters. Sound familiar? Rich Kids of Instagram is a better blend of Rich Kids and Gossip Girl -- it was fun, entertaining
Amanda Leon
Jun 28, 2014 rated it liked it
Disclaimer: I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review by the publisher.

When I first heard about this book, I thought it was going to be a non-fictional account of various rich kids that have been featured on the blog that shares the same name, Rich Kids of Instagram.

I've heard of the blog before (but have never personally visited the site) and I went through it in preparation of reading this book and the blog is a collection of sons and daughters from families of the 1% that shamelessly
May 10, 2014 added it
Shelves: netgalley
Rich Kids of Instagram is a Tumblr of, well, rich kids posing with their expensive stuff. Whether it's yachts, sports cars, resorts, or dropping $10,000 on cosmetics , the Tumblr recalls late-Roman excesses. It's hard to tear my eyes away, and while I scrolled, I learned that some rich kids prefer humblebrag captions over their private jets and shopping sprees, while other prefer the more blatant #hatersgonnahate and middle fingers. Also, I learned that pools come in more styles than in-ground o ...more
Jul 29, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
A story about rich white young adults/teens in New York City that justifies their bad behavior and selfish indulgences as young people just being true to themselves with no consequences for their illegal and immoral actions. While the moral of this story is repugnant, the writing isn't terrible. I liked some of the character introductions, but there were so many of these spread through more than half of the book, there wasn't a whole lot of story to be told. It was mostly glimpses into the world ...more
Carrie Stevens
Jul 03, 2014 rated it did not like it
A 1 star rating
DNF at 33%

Okay let me start by saying this is my first non-romance book since 2012 so I was excited it sounded like it was gonna be awesome. I'm a huge fan of gossip girl so I was hoping for something like that. On that I was completely wrong I under stand that these kids have money and their spoiled. But the absolute shallowness I was not expecting.
I found myself so bored with this book that I would find things to do so I wouldn't have to read it. When it reached that point I k
Jun 03, 2014 rated it liked it
Readers who enjoyed the Gossip Girl series will likely enjoy Rich Kids of Instagram, though this book seems to be aiming even more for shock value than the former book series. The plot is pretty thin--I felt like the book was just getting started when it ended--and suffers a bit from alternating between one too many characters' viewpoints. However, if you're looking for a dishy beach read, this book fits the bill. ...more
Lauri Rottmayer
Jul 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
I liked this book. Before I read it, I wasn't aware that Rich Kids of Instagram is a blog but I have gone to visit it since getting the book to read.

It's a fun, fast read that goes through the lives of six rich kids and their desire to "make it". They have no problems like the sorts that you and I might have because of their uber wealth and I found myself laughing at their predicaments.

If you're looking for some fun in a book, I highly recommend this one. :-)
Mar 08, 2015 rated it liked it
I liked it because it seemed realistic to me but I didn't like that there were racism, homophobia and sexism things going on it in. The fact that it's realistic isn't an excuse.
It's very entertaining though & I was able to ignore - most the time - those things to enjoy the book because it's really not on the main scene.
April Adamson
Well what can I say...I wish I would've taken the other reviews seriously but I'm an optimist. This book was hard to swallow. Seriously drugs..alcohol and rich white kid problems is not my cup of tea. Oh well! ...more
Mark Morton
Nov 26, 2015 rated it did not like it
Bought this cause I thought it was non-fiction, when I noticed it wasn't it has sat on my shelf for over a year and finally thought it was time to knock it off.

Pretty much Gossip Girl but in book form.
Mar 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
I can't help it: no matter how trashy the book, I love peeking into the lives of the rich and ridiculous! ...more
Apr 19, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley
Messy messy... TOO many POV changed/ But it is glam out so fice is a try,
Jun 23, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: gave-up-on
I didn't get passed the 1st chapter / narrator. the character was 2-d and not even slightly funny as I assumed it would be. ...more
Aug 25, 2014 rated it it was ok
Easy read. It's like reading a bunch of FB posts. ...more
Megan Crowder
I couldn't even make it past the first chapter. I expected clever-vapid not vapid-vapid. ...more
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Maya Sloan grew up in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Boston University, as well as a MFA in Fiction Writing from the University of Arkansas. Her short story about Christian Rock Groupies will be featured in the 25th Anniversary Issue of Boulevard. Maya was one of five writers granted a Kostova Foundation fellowship to attend the Sozopol Fiction Seminars in Bulgari ...more

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