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2.97 out of 52.97 out of 52.97 out of 52.97 out of 52.97 out of 5 2.97 (33 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Theresa Rebeck Narrator: Cassandra Campbell, David Drummond Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2008 ISBN:
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As granddaughters of a late, famous literary critic, the beautiful redheaded Heller sisters capture the attention of the New Yorker magazine, which promptly features them in a glamorous spread shot by a world-famous photographer. The fashion world sits up and takes notice, and in no time flat, three nobodies from Brooklyn have been proclaimed the new It girls.

But with no parental guidance - Mom is a former beauty queen living vicariously through her daughters, while Dad is nowhere to be found - the three girls find themselves easy prey to the venal forces of show business. Posing in every hot fashion magazine, tangling with snarling fashionistas and soul-sucking agents, hitting A-list parties and skipping school, the sisters' rise to fame begins to unhinge them all. When the youngest - who never really wanted to be a model to begin with - does an off-Broadway play, she ironically begins to outshine the others, creating a vicious rivalry between the girls and prompting a virtual breakdown in their quiet, neglected brother.

As the ruthless paparazzi catch their every controversy, an awful incident with a famous movie star blasts the girls - and their brother - out of the haze of fame, stopping their self-destructive spiral and reinforcing their love for one another. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julia | 2/18/2014

    " So the entire book was just sort of sad. Like you could see how everything was falling apart and how this already messed up family was quickly becoming totally F'ed up. I was more or less entertained by Philip and Amelia's portion of the story but Daria and Polly were kind of Blah. By the end of the book I was just sad for the whole fictional situation because I know that stuff like this happens in the real world. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alexandra Gekas | 2/17/2014

    " This is just candy. It's fun, light but not mindless. I enjoyed it very much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vanessa Larson | 2/17/2014

    " Another good summer read. The author's writing captures the teenage voice well, but some of her characters (i.e. the teens' divorced parents) aren't quite believable as human beings. All in all, pretty entertaining if you're just looking for some fluff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gill | 2/15/2014

    " Wonderful. Such a good book. I felt the author got into the skins of her four teen narrators. Really well done. Compelling. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lena | 2/12/2014

    " A mindless read, superficial and pretentious, but sometimes it's nice to read something light and entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Audra Deeer | 2/2/2014

    " After one very successful photo shoot for The New Yorker, three gorgeous, red-headed sisters find themselves as the latest "It Girls" (think "Hilton sisters" plus some literary roots). Their brother in turn finds himself taking on the protector role against the unscrupulous and moral-lacking members of the entertainment/modeling world, the paparazzi and the hungry-for-scandal public. Told in four parts by each sibling. An Alex Award winner for 2009. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angélique | 1/31/2014

    " 3 1/2 Stars. Celebrity status. It destroys lives. Unhinges people. These things, I knew. But reading this book and looking at the cycle from the inside--and from a teenage perspective--gave me new insights into the monster of fame. Although there were definitely a few too many similarities between the style of the different POVs and some redundancy, each character highlighted aspects of their journey unnoticed by the other siblings. And each of them brought something interesting to the table. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashlee | 1/30/2014

    " Fun and easy book to pick up, not put down, and finish on a rainy day at the beach :-) Read like an expanded Vanity Fair story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katherine Collins | 1/12/2014

    " Great book. It is written from a different character's view every few chapters. Funny and entertaining! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 1/2/2014

    " REALLY loved this story of three girls who become famous, almost by accident, and what it does to them & their family. Each of them (3 girls, brother) get a section to tell from their perspective. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 12/13/2013

    " well written, i liked all the characters when they were able to tell the story from their own view "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karlan | 12/10/2013

    " Playwright, Rebeck, knows how to tell a good story with lively dialog. Three beautiful red haired teenage girls discover that fame has real drawbacks after they become models. Although it was published for adults, it will please many teen readers. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michellestevens234 | 11/25/2013

    " couldn't get into it so just left it in hotel for someone else to read "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Suzanne | 11/19/2013

    " I just could not get into this book. I found the characters very unlikeable and was bored. I gave up after about 100 pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gaurett | 11/5/2013

    " It made me glad that I will never be a rich and famous starlette. Fun read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tamera | 9/11/2013

    " Never before have I read a book where the children had more sense than the adults, barely. Each of the siblings is fully developed, not all are likable, but you'll have that. Meh, it was ok I guess, I would have liked to see a better ending. A lot was left up in the air. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheery | 8/20/2013

    " A complex storyline told in four parts. Each part is told by a different sibling (three sisters and their brother). Rebeck alludes to the novel's conclusion, but she does not spoil her telling of this tale. Definitely an interesting book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 8/19/2013

    " This was a smart summer/beachy read. It was light but clever. I liked how all the sibblings told the story - got to see the different points of view. Some of it cracked me up - the biting, some of it was sad - the brother having to leave. A good story "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie Western | 12/31/2012

    " This book may kill your soul, but it really was an addicting read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Trace | 7/16/2012

    " This got really great reviews (nationally and from friends). It just wasn't my cup of tea, but you may like it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Flower | 5/24/2012

    " finally finished reading today...... took a long time got alittle bit boring after a while but i had to finish it.....good book if you had nothing else to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tali | 5/14/2012

    " I would define this as a literary chick lit book. Is it the best book out this year? Probably not but its an easy, compelling read that you don't feel too guilty reading. The book was at times poignant, frustrating, titillatingly, melodramatic but always, always interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meredith | 9/12/2011

    " I will probably give this to one of my HS girl-stuff readers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracey | 9/1/2011

    " Adult fiction. Thoroughly enjoyable; a delightful read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 5/15/2011

    " well written, i liked all the characters when they were able to tell the story from their own view "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/25/2011

    " This book may kill your soul, but it really was an addicting read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 1/7/2011

    " I read this in grade 12, 2 and half years ago. I had to do a essay on it, which I got a 85%! I remeber enjoying it sometimes. But most of the time I wished I had choosen another book to do my novel study on. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Suzanne | 1/2/2011

    " I just could not get into this book. I found the characters very unlikeable and was bored. I gave up after about 100 pages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gill | 11/11/2010

    " Wonderful. Such a good book. I felt the author got into the skins of her four teen narrators. Really well done. Compelling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexandra | 6/7/2010

    " This is just candy. It's fun, light but not mindless. I enjoyed it very much. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michellestevens234 | 5/4/2010

    " couldn't get into it so just left it in hotel for someone else to read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Trace | 1/29/2010

    " This got really great reviews (nationally and from friends). It just wasn't my cup of tea, but you may like it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kara | 12/27/2009

    " Simple read, not quite laugh out loud, but it was enjoyable. "

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About the Author
Author Theresa Rebeck

Theresa Rebeck is a playwright whose plays include Bad Dates; Omnium Gatherum, which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist; The Scene; and Mauritius, which won Boston’s prestigious Irene and Elliot Norton Award and which premiered on Broadway in the fall of 2007. She has also published a book of essays entitled Free Fire Zone.