The Chocolate Money

The Chocolate Money

by Ashley Prentice Norton
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Overview

The Chocolate Money by Ashley Prentice Norton

Bettina Ballentyne is a chocolate heiress only by name; it is her glamorous and narcissistic mother, Babs, who lives up to the billing and plays by no one’s rules. Navigating a simultaneously treacherous and alluring landscape of wealth, sex, and decadence—first in her privileged childhood in Chicago and later at a top-tier east coast boarding school—Bettina must figure out how to reconcile her yearning for maternal affection with her mother’s take-no-prisoners-style parenting.

Ashley Prentice Norton’s unflinching eye and acerbic wit capture Bettina’s coming of age with the perfect mixture of tragic and comic. Simultaneously sassy, deeply twisted, and uproariously funny, the novel’s sharp and sparkly humor will have you laughing during its darkest moments. A mesmerizing portrayal of the corrosive effects of an American fortune, The Chocolate Money is a shocking and intensely readable debut.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547840581
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 09/18/2012
Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 122,022
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

ASHLEY PRENTICE NORTON is a graduate of Exeter, Georgetown, and the Creative Writing Program at New York University. Her critically acclaimed first novel, The Chocolate Money, was heralded as "darkly funny . . . compulsively readable" by People. She lives in New York with her husband and three children.

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The Chocolate Money 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I never stop a book when I start it but this one had to go.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story has so much potential but the character development is slim to none, the story line could have been drawn out to be much more elaborate. It isn't really worth the money. if you're interested in a boarding-school drama, which is what the summary depicts this novel as, go read the Private novels by Kate Brian. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a terrible purchase. Do not spend the money! The plot and story line were extremely week...no character depth. Story had potential, but did not deliver.
barb43CA More than 1 year ago
fFnished this book but the language and subject matter, sexually explicit, made me a bit uncomfortable. However, it was well written.
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the worst read EVER!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I Love This Book . I Have The Real One && The E-Book . Don't Be Hating . Must Read .
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I loved this quick read-raunchy, apaulling and beautiful. Sheer entertainment, perfect for a weekend read. Enjoy!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shocking and funny. Good book.
beh88 More than 1 year ago
Shocking, heartbreaking, funny......read it in one sitting
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Descriptive underage porn in written form w weak story line. Don' t waste your miney!
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