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Secrets of my Hollywood life : a novel
Jen Calonita
Teen Fiction CALONIT

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Popular soap star (and one of Teen People's "25 Hottest Stars Under 25") Kaitlin Burke is burned out by her hectic schedule and a backstabbing co-star who leaks lies to the tabloids. To escape, she decides to attend high school with her best friend for a few months of the show's hiatus, donning an English accent, a wig, glasses and polyester to play the part of a normal girl named Rachel. Readers may get swept up by the far-out premise, and by the Hollywood secrets Kaitlin reveals along the way ("Hollywood Secret Number Eight:...The majority of your wardrobe is borrowed). Overall, though, this is fairly formulaic stuff: at Clark Hall, Kaitlin/Rachel has to deal with snotty popular girls but wins over a cute lacrosse player (they bond over their love of Star Wars). Meanwhile, someone may have stolen Kaitlin's Sidekick (the "poor little machine [that works] overtime trying to contain the pieces of my ?double life' "), and her agent worries that her secret notes will turn up on the Web. Could it have been her rival co-star, who's currently competing with her for a role in a major new film? The story comes to a head at-of course-the school's biggest dance of the year. (The dance theme is "Night of a Thousand Stars" and Kaitlin, undercover as Rachel, dresses up as Kaitlin.) Readers may be amused along the way, but they certainly will not be surprised. Ages 12-up. (June) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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