Cannonball Read IV

A bunch of Pajibans reading and reviewing and honoring AlabamaPink.

Petalfrog’s #CBR4 Revew #28: Messy by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

First off… how GORGEOUS is this cover? Second off, I admit being totally biased when it comes to Messy, and its precursor Spoiled, which are co-written by the amazing Jessica Morgan and Heather Cocks aka The Fug Girls aka the snarky geniuses behind Go Fug Yourself. I’ve been reading GFY for at least seven years, and it’s part of my daily routine at this stage. I adore this website which is an awesomely hilarious take on celebrity fashion.

Messy is the sequel to Spoiled. Just a quick recap: In Spoiled teenaged Molly Dix finds out, on her mother’s deathbed, that her father (who she always believed was dead) is the biggest movie star in the world, Brick Berlin. Brick (dream casting = Harry Hamlin) and Molly’s mom agreed that she should move to L.A. to live with Brick, and her half-sister Brooke. L.A. is everything Molly knows nothing about, and Brooke, herself an orphan, quickly does everything she can to oust Molly and keep her father’s attention. Spoiled definitely felt a bit “toe in the water” and, while I enjoyed it, it felt at times like it was trying too hard to sell the L.A. lifestyle and knowledge about fashion.

Messy, on the other hand, is where The Fug Girls really come in to their own as Young Adult authors. Read the whole review here!

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3 thoughts on “Petalfrog’s #CBR4 Revew #28: Messy by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

  1. So glad to know you liked this — I really enjoyed Spoiled and look forward to reading this sometime over the summer…I’m thinking it will be perfect for our week at the beach.
    Have fun seeing the Fug girls in Brookline. That’s one of my favorite bookstores ever! I love them (I am especially a sucker for their “fug the show” entries)!

  2. alwaysanswerb on said:

    Glad you reviewed this! I liked Spoiled, but thought it was a bit formulaic. Nice to hear that you think Messy improves on the first!

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