July 15, 2009

Review: Hollywood is Like High School with Money by Zoey Dean



Fresh from Connecticut, Taylor Henning lands a dream job at a major movie studio. Okay, so she’s not a Creative Executive whose job it is to read and recommend screenplays for the studios to produce. No… she’s just an assistant to the assistant of the powerful Iris Whitaker, President of Production.

When first assistant Kylie Arthur sabotages Taylor at the first opportunity she almost gets fired. That’s when Taylor realizes that Hollywood is just like high school. If you’re not in, no one wants to be your friend.

In order for Taylor to survive in this environment she enlists the help of Iris’ sixteen year old daughter Quinn. Irritated to no end Quinn nevertheless takes on the challenge and begins texting Taylor “rules” to get ahead in the cut throat world of the movie business and amazingly enough her tips are working! That is until Quinn’s next rule is to steal Kylie’s boyfriend. Torn between doing the right thing and securing her real dream job Taylor has some tough decisions to make.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVED this book!! It was so much fun. Yes it did remind me a lot of The Devil Wears Prada but Taylor became a cherished character and I very much wanted her to succeed. I even loved the snarky Quinn. She was a spoiled brat but she had a good heart and I was rooting for her too. This is a fun breezy read that I recommend to all chick lit lovers.

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4 comments :

bermudaonion said...

Someone else compared this to The Devil Wears Prada and for me, that's a good thing. I really want to read this one now.

Melissa - Shhh I'm Reading said...

This sounds like the perfect fun summer read!

Cindy B. of Montana said...

Hey Monie! I just wanted to say that I appreciate your reviews and read every one of them even though I don't often comment. I save the ones that sound like a good read for me. They're a great resource! Thanks!

MonieG said...

Thanks Cindy. I love comments!!!