Hancock Park

Hancock Park

by Isabel Kaplan

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Overview

Becky Miller lives in the best neighborhood, goes to school with the children of movie stars, and has her psychiatrist on speed dial. She may live in the City of Angels, but this sixteen-year-old’s life is far from perfect. By day, Becky navigates the halls of one of L.A.’s most eliteschools, and at night she deals with sparring parents—all without the help of her best friend, who just moved across the country. So when the coolest girls in school suddenly take an interest in her, Becky hopes her life is about to take a turn for the fabulous.

Written by someone who has seen it all, Hancock Park follows the crazy lives of Hollywood teens, as one girl tries to stay sane in the middle of it all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061373701
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/21/2010
Pages: 265
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

Isabel Kaplan was born in Los Angeles, where she attended Marlborough School. She is now a student at Harvard University. This is her first novel.

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Hancock Park 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
vegasgirl777 More than 1 year ago
This book was not that great. The plot was rather basic and seeing the author was only 16 when she wrote this (18 when she published it), you can kind of tell. I don't understand the purpose of this book. I thought it was going to be similiar to "The A-list series" or other fiction books talking about the famous and glitzy LA life; this isn't the case with this book. The reading level seemes very basic, and the chapters were very short, so it makes me think "Hancock Park" should be for people who are under 12 years of age. If you can find this book at a library, then go for it, if you are truly that bored with your life, but I wouldn't spend money on it. There are much better books out there. I just finished this book, and it was honestly a waste of time. "Hancock Park" is average at the very best.
EKAnderson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I can't believe this stunning debut novel was written by an eighteen-year-old! Our heroine, Becky Miller, is an average girl with an above-average life. She goes to an elite L.A. high school, and appears to live the dream life. And, aside from her struggles with mental health, Becky is mostly okay with being average. She has her best friend, Amanda, to lean on. But when Amanda moves to New York and Becky's parents split up, it turns out that junior year will be tougher than predicted. To make matters worse, her shrink has just gotten in trouble for prescribing Becky way too much medication. On the bright side, the Trinity - the school's most elite clique - have their eye on Becky. Before she knows it, Becky is popular. But of course this comes with strings attached - Becky can't be the public brainiac she used to be, or hang out with drama-geek Taylor, who might be her only real friend now that Amanda's gone. With her self-worth dwindling, Becky has choices to make. Can she find her old self, or is the new Becky the real Becky after all? In stark contrast to the no-consequences world of Gossip Girl, Hancock Park is a strong, fulfilling addition to teen literature. I can't recommend this enough to girls who want to read about the glam life, but don't want to ditch the real life altogether. I'm looking forward to seeing more novels from Isabel Kaplan.
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