Hollywood Daze by Simona Moroni
A gripping and timely coming of age novel

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...The story never gives Mona quite enough depth, but its zany, surreal situations and whip-smart dialogue make for an addictive ride.
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"They're waiting at the grave. We scatter the seeds. Next year they'll bloom, technicolor fed by darkness. Like this town."


At the center of the vibrant and witty Hollywood Daze is talented, deadpan, recluse Mona Larvink. Dumped by her boyfriend, abandoned by her parents, Mona arrives in Los Angeles to help the only person left, her brother Joost, a famous European director on the verge of making it big. But working for her brother is a drag, always turning into major drama. Mona could use a drink and some friends. Then she meets Elki-- a carefree K-town native, who spends her days chasing obscure memorabilia, healing a traumatized puppy, and acting as de facto leader of a group of defiant girls. This friendship will pull her out of her shell, but Mona's loyalty to her brother leads her to betrayal, facing a decision that could destroy several careers and put her and her friends in mortal danger.
A treat for film lovers. Simona Moroni has written an unflinching and unexpectedly heartwarming novel for readers of all ages about that friendship that will set you free
 

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Published June 1, 2018 by Dark Thrill. 243 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Jun 29 2018

...The story never gives Mona quite enough depth, but its zany, surreal situations and whip-smart dialogue make for an addictive ride.

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