The A-List #2: Girls on Film: An A-List Novel [NOOK Book]

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Girls on Film is the wickedly funny and risque sequel to the bestselling A-List that takes readers behind the scenes of the intoxicating world of Hollywood glitterati. Seventeen year-old Anna ("pronounced Aaaanah") Percy has moved from posh Manhattan to the evcen more posh Beverly Hills, California, where she's living with her estranged dad for the rest of the school year while her mother travels to Europe with a friend. The fast times of Beverly Hills most beautiful and glamorous people drive the page-turning ...
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The A-List #2: Girls on Film: An A-List Novel

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Overview

Girls on Film is the wickedly funny and risque sequel to the bestselling A-List that takes readers behind the scenes of the intoxicating world of Hollywood glitterati. Seventeen year-old Anna ("pronounced Aaaanah") Percy has moved from posh Manhattan to the evcen more posh Beverly Hills, California, where she's living with her estranged dad for the rest of the school year while her mother travels to Europe with a friend. The fast times of Beverly Hills most beautiful and glamorous people drive the page-turning action of this irresistible, stylishly written novel.

Her sister Susan's arrival in Beverly Hills further complicates Anna's life, with Ben still mooning over her, Adam wanting more than friendship, an internship in her father's girlfriend's new company, and a class project that brings her in close contact with Sam, Cassie, and Dee.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
This novel is the second in the "A List" series, based on the lives of privileged teens in California as they try to cope with the trauma of everyday life in Beverly Hills. The novel is suggested for ages 15 and up, but some parts include explicit language and sexual situations perhaps not appropriate for teens as young as 15. Teens may have trouble relating to the privileged teenagers, and because of this, they seem more like one-dimensional, talking stereotypes than actual people. The novel continues the story of Anna Percy as she moves through her daily life of drama, gossip, and boys at Beverly Hills High School. Anna has just moved to Beverly Hills from New York to live with her dad and keep an eye on her rebellious, alcoholic sister, Susan. The novel mainly deals with Anna's daily struggles: keeping her sister clean and sober, getting over the handsome Ben Birbaum, and avoiding the wrath of Cammie Sheppard, the rich girl still in love with Ben. The book is full of characters that create conflict for Anna—especially her new friend Sam, who is struggling with the crush she has on Anna. 2004, 17th Street Productions, Ages 15 up.
—Erica Bailey
KLIATT
Zoey Dean has her finger on the pulse of pop culture in this second installment of the A-List series, following The A-List. Fans of Gossip Girl will adore Dean's series. The characters live in posh Beverly Hills and are all young, beautiful, and ridiculously privileged. They mingle with celebrities, name-drop the most current and hottest actors and musicians, and despite being high school-aged, spend very little time there—surely it's too banal for this fun-loving book. The book is not driven by plot, but rather by characters readers will love to hate. The thin plot revolves around the relationships of Anna Percy, a transplant from New York. Her sister is fresh out of rehab, her father is ineffective and peripheral, and of course she has to choose between the two boys who have fallen for her. This is definitely a book for older teens: curse words litter the pages and there are plenty of references to sex, drugs, and drinking. Dean appears to have literary aspirations, setting up early on a comparison with the themes in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby ("old wealth versus new wealth, individualism and self-discovery versus easy money and group-think"). The themes may be similar, but that's about as literary as this book gets. The characters admit much of what they say is clichéd or sounds like lines in a bad soap opera. That said, this is still a fun, juicy read that is sure to rope in lots of teenage girls. (An A-List Novel). KLIATT Codes: S—Recommended for senior high school students. 2004, Little, Brown, 252p., Ages 15 to 18.
—Amanda MacGregor
School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up-The sequel to the The A-List (Little, Brown, 2003) is a combination of Sex and the City and The Women, complete with backbiting, sabotage, gossip, and scheming set in La La land where overprivileged, poor-little-rich-girls endlessly indulge themselves. Though the issues and scenes are current, the book reads like fantasy as this much intrigue would wear out even the most devious, superficial girl-on-the-go. The one stable figure in this milieu is Anna Percy, an East-Coast transplant who ventures to California to change her good-girl image, but who finds that she doesn't have the stomach for the escapades of her peers. Trying to get over her powerful crush on Ben Birnbaum, a guy she views as all wrong for her, and attempting to settle with Adam, the good guy who just doesn't light her fire, Anna is caught between her heart, body, and mind. Dean's dialogue is flip and slick, and all of the characters have a rapid-fire wit that makes for page-turning, guilty pleasure. Girls on Film is a fast-clipped, juicy read that picks up where The A-List left off, and those who haven't read the first installment are quickly brought up to speed. Irresistible mind candy that teens will devour.-Tracy Karbel, Glenside Public Library District, Glendale Heights, IL Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
In Dean's second label-laden soap opera and shopping go-round, Anna Cabot Percy, the patrician, beautiful WASP transplant from New York, again crosses swords with Beverly Hills's A-List girls, the exceedingly wealthy but troubled daughters of Hollywood's elite show-business moguls, agents, and actors. This time, her deeply loved alcohol- and drug-addicted older sister Susan, recently kicked out of rehab, joins the mix, helping to illuminate Anna's softer, more vulnerable side. Although she rejected him at the end of the first story, Anna is still deeply attracted to Princeton heartthrob Ben Birnbaum, and her ambivalent feelings toward him, coupled with some student movie-making, drive the rudimentary plot. Straight series pop fiction, this guilty pleasure of a read again offers girls the fun of peeking through a chink in the gated walls of the rich, the beautiful, and the mean. (Fiction. YA)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316041645
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 8/1/2008
  • Series: A-List , #2
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 105,379
  • Age range: 15 - 18 Years
  • File size: 512 KB

Meet the Author

Zoey Dean's A-List is a national bestselling series. She divides her time between Beverly Hills and several small islands in the Caribbean. She is currently working on her next juicy A-List novel, at an undisclosed location.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2007

    A reviewer

    i love these books and love them and love them. they are so good and definatley a good beach read or something or whatever. u should read it cuz i say its good and i have a good taste in books if i do say so myself. i love all these series that are really interesting and fun to read

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2007

    Great Book for Middle Schooler or older girls!

    This book is about a rich high schooler that lives in California. It is also about what she has to go through with her friends for an example drinking problems, family problems, and boy problems. How is she going to survive her new school with her ex-boyfriend? Why i liked this book is because is was intersting all the way through. One thing i didnt like was all the bad things that they do to eachother. I hope you read the book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2007

    Amazing!

    I thought this book was so great! I read it in two days because I could not stop! It was amazing and I hope she keeps going with the series:]]

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 24, 2012

    Great Series... they get addicting

    Great Series... they get addicting

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  • Posted August 28, 2011

    ok

    These books are pretty good im uber xcited about readin the next one but its nit the best series ive ever read just to say i reccomend the series the luxe by anna gobersen its the best series ever also i loved the persy jackson series any back to the topic at hand it isva good book vti pass the tome with and i also likevthe last line of this book its funny

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  • Posted January 17, 2011

    love the series

    i think this series is fabulous! it invites people into the world so few know :the highly wealthy. the series is full of drama, love,and even mystery. something new happens at every turn of a page. this simple seaming book will keep you guessing till the end!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2009

    it was very good! :)

    It was really good! I enjoyed reading it! :) It is alot like real life in high school. It shows all of the drama of life and what people will to to get the person they like to notice them. They will do pretty much anything to get that attention. This book is about four girls that are (they dont really realize it) fighting over one guy. They all keep telling themselves that they are over him, but in their hearts, they are really not. This book is about all of the drama and pain that these girls go through to get attention from a guy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2007

    A reviewer

    seriously its just not believeable that anna cant choose between all these guys and claiming shes in love and why would you quit an internship after like one week. its just a little too farfetched for me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2007

    LOVE

    Okay I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THESE BOOKS! I love the plotlines and the characters. Im telling you, you've got to try these!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2006

    Girls on Film

    Girls on Film was a great beach read. This novel written by Zoey Dean is full of drama and a page turner. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a great light read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2006

    OMGGGG

    this was one of the best books ever! i read it 4 times in two days. three of those times being in one day! the first book was also exelent. i cried when anna was left alone on ben's yacht. i cant wait to buy the other books. im usually not much of a reader until i discovered the a-list at my friends house.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2006

    oMg

    this book is seriously awesome at times you will feel like u want to give up on reading it because everything is going wrong but the ending will definetley make u happy i know it did for me. i loved the ending one of the best books ever. Ben seems so cute and nice and he really makes u feel bad. the ending is aweome again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2006

    This is the Best Novel For Teens I have Ever Read!

    Anna Percy has a problem on her hands. A girl always dreams of having to choose between more than one guy, and this is what she has to do not a week after she comes to Beverly Hills. She has to decide between Ben, the boy who left her alone on New Years Eve, Adam, who is sweet and doesn¿t let Beverly Hills affect his style, or Django, her dad¿s chauffer. When she decides to take a break from dating, she disappoints Adam and she has already hurt Ben by dumping him. She thinks that Django likes her but she isn¿t sure. When she finally makes her choice, she will upset a good friend. I enjoy reading the books in the A-List series because it¿s a spin on the lives of rich people. This is the second book in the series, and I think that it is better than the first because of all the drama. Zoey Dean writes about girls that have to make a decision, in the first book she wrote about Anna making a decision to go to Beverly Hills to live with her dad and her adventures in the city. In this book, she writes about Anna choosing the guy that she wants to be with. I like the way she creates suspense by illustrating each situation in detail and increasing the wait until the resolution. I enjoyed reading this book very much, and it makes me want to read the rest of the books in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2006

    BEST SERIS I HAVE EVER READ

    i loved this seris. the books are the best. If you are a teenage girl who love gossip. this is for you. The books show you how the rich and beautiful live. Great seris to pick up.Easy read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2006

    Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!

    !i loved this book it was amazing. they made ben seem so hot it makes it feel so real it made me feel like i wanted to be anna.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2005

    What A Book

    I loved this book! The ending surprised me a little ,but I'm sure you'll love. I liked this book because there were twist and turns that i didn't see coming.I also liked this book because it really clues you in on the rich life.I'm rich so I know how Sam ,Anna ,Dee,and Cam live.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2005

    LOVED THIS BOOK!!

    This book was very well written and really was a page turner while u can relate 2 some of the characters with there feelings thoughts and emotions they seem untouchable soemtimes due to their wealth and confidence in looks (well some of them). Just a very well written book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2005

    SUCH A GOOD BOOK!!!

    This was an awesome book!! I had heard so much about these in teen magazines and thought that they couldn't be all that..but I was wrong!! I am just about to start the 3rd book and I can't wait! This book has all the things teen girls want to read. It has romance, friendship, not-so-friendly girls (haha), cute guys! , and the book is about these girls living a very rich life. I would give it more than 5 stars but that is as high as the numbering goes!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2005

    EXELLENT

    I think this book is as good as the first. Anna Percy ends up with the good guy and then breaks up with him because she wants to be alone, only to days later get back with Ben. I still think Cammie is a cunniving witch and that she needs someone. I think it is halerious that Cammie and Dee and Sam are all in love with the same guy. I think that not only is the plot funny and smart, but I think that more books should be made like this one. I couldn't put this book down and I love the arguements, and this could really be real life for the rich and the famous.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2005

    BEST BOOK I EVER READ IN MY LIFE!!!!

    This is the most amazing book i have read so far. it is soooo good and i think that Anna and Ben make a really good couple. the ending of the book is my favorite part. Every night i re-read it for fun and when i get the 3rd one, i'll be able to start from where i left off. It's like im starting a new chapter except im starting a new book. I cant wait to read the next one!!!

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