Messy by Heather Cocks

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Sometimes life gets Messy.
When sixteen-year-old Brooke Berlin catches a taste of fame and her movie-star father's attention, she decides it's time to take her career to the next level--by launching a blog that will position her as a Hollywood "It Girl" who tells it like it is. But between schoolwork, shopping, and spray-tan appointments, she hardly has the time to write it herself...
Enter green-haired outsider Max McCormack, an aspiring author with a terrible after-school job pushing faux meat on the macrobiotic masses. Max loathes the celebrity scene almost as much as she dislikes Brooke, but wooed by an impressive salary, Max reluctantly agrees to play Brooke's ghost-blogger -- and the site takes off. How long will their lie last? Can the girls work together to stay on top, or will the truth come out and ruin everything they've built?
Along with an entourage of fame-hungry starlets, scruffy rocker wannabes, and sushi-scarfing socialites, the case of Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan's dazzling debut, Spoiled, are back for another adventure in Tinseltown.
 

About Heather Cocks

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Heather Cocks is a die-hard sports fan, a Leo, an ex-reporter, a Notre Dame grad, a dual citizen of the U.S. and U.K., a sandwich enthusiast, and a former producer for America's Next Top Model. Jessica Morgan is a Southern California native and UCLA alumna who has produced reality shows ranging from Growing Up Gotti to the docu-series 30 Days. She collects shoes, books, and unpaid parking tickets. Both ladies live in Los Angeles, California and watch almost everything on the CW. Together, Heather and Jessica skewer celebrity fashion crimes on their popular blog, Go Fug Yourself, which draws millions of monthly readers and made Entertainment Weekly's Must List. Their dispatches from the front rows are routinely the most-read pieces on New York magazine's Web site during Fashion Week. Messy is the sequel to Spoiled, and this is their second novel for young adults.
 
Published June 5, 2012 by Poppy. 363 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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As blog success brings Brooke a starring role in a drastically re-envisioned Nancy Drew movie, Max increasingly resents her own invisibility—and especially Brooke’s rapport with her co-star and major blog fan.

Apr 25 2012 | Read Full Review of Messy

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But that's where things start to fall apart, too, as Max and Brooke both develop an interest in Brady, an incredibly cute young actor who's certainly drawn to Brooke for her looks but also for the smart, sassy point of view she expresses in her blog.

Sep 21 2012 | Read Full Review of Messy

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What Max really wants to do is write, and be part of a writing program in New York, which is why she needs the job in the first place.

Sep 26 2012 | Read Full Review of Messy

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I liked the fact that the author(s) focused on going beyond first impressions and cliques and getting to know people.

Jul 02 2012 | Read Full Review of Messy

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