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Million Dollar Mates (Million Dollar Mates #1)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  711 Ratings  ·  45 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, 250 pages
Published July 8th 2010 by Simon & Schuster Childrens Books (first published June 29th 2010)
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Mehsi
Friendship, glitter and glamour, cats! I really enjoyed this book!

So far most of my Boekenfestijn books have been second or more in a series, but I apparently was lucky with this one! Yay!

I loved that the book had hilarious moments, but also serious moments. Jess lost her mom not that long ago and she still misses her loads. Then there is the fact she moving away from her grandma's place to be with her dad. And she is also working hard on getting better with her swimming. Alisha (one of the bigg
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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 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 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
Grace Hannah
Jul 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Million Dollar Mates, is a sweet and easy read for all teens/YA fans.
So if you're looking for a quick book to pick up, then I'd definitely go for this one, and even the whole series.
It gives the reader a clear perspective of how life can change, seemingly for the worst, and learning to come to terms with the positives and giving yourself time to move on, that Jess later discovers is for the better.
Genres; romance, narrative,
Suitable for 11+.
June Jones
Sep 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Good teen read.
Sol
Mar 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
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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
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Fede Valotta
Feb 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
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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 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 20, 2014 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
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