Monday, January 18, 2010

The Hollywood Sisters: Truth or Dare by Mary Wilcox

The Hollywood Sisters: Truth or Dare by Mary Wilcox
Release Date: March 10, 2009
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Age Group: Young Adult
Overall: 4

Jessica Ortiz is probably the most normal person in Hollywood. Or at least in Mary Wilcox’s version of Hollywood in The Hollywood Sisters: Truth or Dare.

Jessica is sweet, shy (like “Urkele” shy), down to earth, and has had to draft personal apologies to numerous celebrities. Jessica seems to have the worst luck with celebrities, in a town that just so happens to be full of them.

To “help” matters, Jessica’s sister, Eva, is the star of a hit teen TV show, her best friend, Rebecca, is the child of two of the more famous movie producers in town, and to top it off, Rebecca managed to score them both parts in her mother’s newest movie. But can things go off without a hitch or will everything go terribly wrong?

This was probably the more adorable story I’ve read in a long time. There was fun, mystery (Nancy Drew’s got some competition!), a little romance, and ghosts! There’s also some named that most of us will recognize, which is totally refreshing to see and I think makes a bit more enjoyable to see something that’s familiar.

If you’ve got a couple hours to kill or are looking for a quick dose of comic relief, then pick this up. With adorable characters, wonderful dialogue, fast paced setting, and a delightful plot, it was a pleasant surprise to read something light and fun like The Hollywood Sisters: Truth or Dare.

Younger readers will thoroughly enjoy the story, and I think that’s the target age, but older readers will also enjoy the lightness and even the cute little mystery that is contained within these pages. And no worries if you haven’t read any of the other books in the series, this can totally stand alone.

Plot: 4
Writing: 3
Characters: 3
Ending: 4
Cover: 4

I received this book for review for Teens Read Too.


  1. Sounds a little too young for me, but I enjoy quick, fast reads! Great review :)

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