Douglas, Lola. True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet, A Novel.

Author:Marler, Myrna
Position:Brief Article - Book Review

DOUGLAS, Lola. True confessions of a Hollywood starlet, a novel. Penguin, Razorbill. 272p. c2005. 1-59514-035-2. $16.99. JS *

Many YA novels start out with the protagonist, for whatever reason, suddenly transformed and dropped into the milieu of the rich and privileged (think Princess Diaries). In this book, 16-year-old Morgan Carter, budding movie star and target of paparazzi, after a stint in drug rehab, finds herself tucked away in disguise in Fort Wayne, Indiana until she can stage a comeback. With her hair dyed brown, fake eyeglasses, and a less than model-thin body, no one recognizes new girl Claudia Miller as the young actress who collapsed and almost died outside the Viper Room from a drug overdose. Morgan, nee Claudia, formerly a friend of Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, and Hilary Duff, must now learn the joys of shopping at Target, sleepovers, fast food, and aerobics classes at the "Y." She must also learn to fit in to the...

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