By Isabel Kaplan
(HarperTeen, Paperback, 9780061373701, 272pp.)
Publication Date: October 2010
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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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-olds life is far from perfect. By day, Becky navigates the halls of one of L.A.s most elite schools, and at night she deals with sparring parentsall 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.
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.
“Readers will relate to Becky’s difficulties and cheer for her successes. Kaplan is an author to watch.”
-School Library Journal
“Perfect poolside reading.
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