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In Secrets of My Hollywood Life (Little, Brown, 2006), starlet Kaitlin was overwhelmed with instant success and temporarily traded it in for normality. Now she has been cast in a movie by a super-popular director-just the break that she needs from her TV show. The project costars her ex-boyfriend, Drew, and her arch nemesis, creating tension on the set. Worse still is a media campaign that forces the teen to be seen with Drew, which upsets her new boyfriend. Readers will almost feel sorry for Kaitlin, but she handles everything with the charm, poise, and temper of a teenage girl. It is refreshing to meet a chick-lit character who is living in Hollywood, is famous and amazingly rich, and yet maintains moral standards. She is a superstar dealing with things other teens face; as she prepares to host the biggest teen award show, she is nervous about a pimple. Calonita has a knack for nailing down most teens' perception of stardom, and for dotting the scene with famous names of both people and brands.
—Emily GarrettCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Posted March 28, 2012
The book was great. It had romance but not lovey dovey stuff, but young adult romance. The book had a good theme and described a stars life perfectly.
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Posted January 3, 2009
Kaitlin Burke seems to have it all. She has the most amazing (and non-famous) boyfriend, Austin Meyers, the media is in love with her, and she's starring in a movie by her all-time favorite director. Life couldn't get any better. <BR/><BR/>But it could, of course, get worse, especially with her enemy on the scene. <BR/><BR/>ON LOCATION, the second book in the SECRETS OF MY HOLLYWOOD LIFE series, follows Kaitlin as she continues her adventures, both in her acting career and in her romance. While it's not quite as good as its prequel, it's sure to keep the reader entertained and wanting more, long after the end comes. <BR/><BR/>If you loved the first book in the series, you'll be sure to enjoy this, and I recommend the whole series to any young teen or tween.
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Posted November 30, 2012
Posted August 13, 2012
I looooove this series. No joke. I am legit addicted to it! Youbshould get it but get the first one if u havent read it yet.
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Posted January 20, 2013
Its not young adult its seven gr and up or if you love strong novels with a good female lead that is for younger girls and not 16-30 something people like seriously thats just crazy anyways im turning twelve in april and i luv the book my big sis passed it down to me and i finished the book yesterday now im on to the next one on my nook color
Posted December 12, 2012
Like I said for the first book, I love these series of book. Katlin and Austin are still a cute couple. I am on the third book and it is really good.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 10, 2012
Posted December 9, 2012
I just got this book today and I'm only about 20 pages into it, but if I got paid $500 for every error in this book, I WUD B RICH. They put spaces in the middle of words so it sou nds
li ke th is. And i do not want 2 read a book like that. I enjoyed 'Secrets of My Hollywood Life', so I will push myself to continue reading. Wish me luck!!
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Book Review Outline
Book title and author: Secrets of my Hollywood Life (on location) by Jen Calonita
Title of review: A drama filled story for teens
Number of stars (1-5): 4
Introduction: Secrets of my Hollywood life on location, is about a teenage girl named Kaitlin Burke, who is very famous, yet having troubles with all of the Hollywood drama. This book would mostly be for teens, or for just people who like drama. The author is trying to tell you that even when you're famous, life isn't always going to be easy. This book was a great book because of all the drama, and it kept me entertained. I have never had a part in this story that I didn't like. It was a very good book.
Description and Summary of main points: Secrets of my Hollywood life on location is about a teenage star (Kaitlin Burke) having a drama filled Hollywood life. She has people she doesn't like, but others she does. She goes to shoot with her ex-boyfriend, yet she still has a boyfriend named Austin. There is too much stress over who's a bigger star and spending a lot of time apart to shoot a movie in the West Indies. The story is filled with drama.
Evaluation: The theme of the story Secrets of my Hollywood life on location is about a famous girl wanting a no drama filled life, but it doesn't turn out the way that she wants it to. She isn't too fond of celebrity dating. She says, "Between you and me the only celeb-only dating speech was a bunch of baloney."The book achieves its purpose. This book is not like any books that I have ever read.
Conclusion: The book Secrets of my Hollywood life on location is just a book with a lot of drama. It's just about a girl who wants a normal life.
Your final review: I thought this was a very good book. It has a lot of things that I like about the book.
Posted January 31, 2011
This book is the best, if you ever wanted a behind the scene hollywood life story this is it. I would recommend it to teens. This book is about hollywood boyfriends and hollywood drama between costars. Wonderful book. Kind of book you would want to read over and over again.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 17, 2011
I love the storey and I got hooked fast but I couldn't go a page with out noticing that there was many mistakes that the editor should have fixed.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 6, 2010
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Kaitlin Burke is back on top and ready to film a new movie on her vacation with one of Hollywood's leading directors. Before she starts filming her only major concern seems to be finding time for her boyfriend. Once she get on set, problems start popping up. First of all, her co-star is the boy who broke her heart when they weren't technically dating. Not only does she have to work with him, but the publicity team is forcing her to appear with him in public as a couple. She has yet to break the news to her perfect non-Hollywood boyfriend.
Next, her arch nemesis from her tv show will be playing her rival in the movie. Tension always escalates for Kaitlin when Sky's around.
Plus someone on set is spreading rumors about the costars, mixing up call times, and creating havoc with Kaitlin's personal life. Will the movie set and all the bad press sink Kaitlin again or will she combat all the drama?
The second book in the series is still fresh, funny, and filled with drama. I love Kaitlin and can't wait to read more of her story
Posted May 5, 2010
Secrets of My Hollywood Life:On Location is the second book in the Secrets of My Hollywood Life series. In this book, it chronicles the life of Kaitlin Burke, a young hollywood starlet, after her little stint to go "incognito" at a normal high school. In this book if follows Kaitlin Burke to the movie set of The Untitled Hutch Adams Project. An action packed movie in which she vied against her vindictive Family Affairs costar Sky Mckenzie for the leading role.
Kaitlin Burke is Hollywood's new "It" girl. But with the ups there are their downs. Not only does her sleezy ex-boyfriend Drew Thomas play her character's love interest in the movie, but the director has decided to spice things up by casting none other than Sky Mckenzie as her back stabbing best friend.
Read to see the many mishaps that occur on and off set. Sky Mckenzie is back to her old tricks. And has cooked up quite a few schemes to take down Kaitlin Burke in the competition to be Hollywood's "It" girl. Thankfully, Kaitlin has her trusty entourage to help her keep her rightful spot on top.
Posted February 16, 2009
This book was one that i absolutely could not put down. I immediately gave this series to my friend to read. These are some of the best series books i have ever purchased.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.