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Beautiful Stranger (A-List #9)
Beautiful Stranger - A-List #9
Author: Zoey Dean
ISBN-13: 9780316113526
ISBN-10: 0316113522
Publication Date: 9/17/2007
Pages: 304
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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4.4 stars, based on 22 ratings
Publisher: Megan Tingley
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 9
Extremely teenage language, I could've done without the swearing...it just seemed to me like Dean was just playing stereotype that teenagers just think about sex 24/7 and that we all swear like sailors. Also, c'mon the restroom airplane scene...HELLO! Who is going to lose their virginity to someone they've only known for like and hour at most?! I didn't think it was realistically written. I gave it a one and a half b/c it does have a few interesting scenes in it...such as at the dance that DO show that awkward out of your element feeling that IS true to life. Eh, I don't highly recommend.
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Helpful Score: 5
My daughter said that this book was as good if not better than the Gossip Girls series. It is much like the Gossip Girls, only it is set at the beach. This book is DEFINATELY for older teens....as in it has language, sex, drugs, alchohol...definately not for younger teens.
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Helpful Score: 3
Cute, in a celebrity trash type of way. Easy read. I enjoyed it.
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Helpful Score: 1
Ok, I have read all the all the teen series (A-List, Private, It Girl, Gossip Girl, Summer Boys, ect.) as they were coming out, and I can honestly say, that the A-List is one of the better ones. It's probably the second best out of all the series I've read. ALL of the characters are interesting and you want to read about them, instead of skipping over the paragraphs about them, which is something I often want to do with some of the other series. This series stays consistent also. If you liked this book, you will like the rest of the series. None of the books fall short. This book does have mature content, but I wouldn't really worry about a 13 or 14 year old reading this, because chances are they've already been exposed to all of these words, ect. at middle school/high school, IMO.
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Helpful Score: 1
Addicting story about the fabulous lives of Beverly Hills.. great story and the first of the series. If you read this one you'll want to read all the others too!
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i really had a hard time getting into this one. I love the series, but normally i can devour one of these books in 2 days tops. this took almost 2 months! I was able to sit and read the last 100 pages in one sitting last night, but the rest of the book was just a bit of a drag...
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After twelve years of exceptional grades, Waldorf-Astoria, and "working well with other," Anna Percy has had it with her perfect academic record and her perfectly boring prep school life. So she jets of to LA, where in the course of twenty-four hours she'll hit Oscar winner's wedding, lounge at an after-hours back-lot party, and meet a guy she just might love. Life couldn't be going better for Anna. That is, until Cammie,Sam, and Dee enter the scene.
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this Book was a great easy read i am looking forward to reading the rest of the series
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i LOVED this book. unlike gossip girl and the it-girl and other YA books it was fresh and creative. the books werent all sex scandal and money. it was more than that. it was a great book!! cant wait to read the next 1!
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This is a really fun book! Iv read a lot of the teen series and this has to be my favorite. I recomend it to anyone who likes the gossip girls series. Except the ppl in this book arent as hard to relate to.
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Quick and easy read. Not what I expected when I bought the book a few years ago (a little young for my age), but none the less, it held my interest and reminded me of the teenage girl drama almost every high schooler goes through -- with the exception of the 'hollywoodness'! This is the only book I've read in the series, but years after reading the book...I'm still curious as to 'what happens next' for the main character.
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First in the A-List series by Zoey Dean, who also wrote "How to Teach Filty Rich Girls", which was the basis for the TV series "Privileged." Dean wrote this series for teenaged girls, and it is interestng, funny, and well-written. The main character, Anna Percy, is likable, intelligent, and going through some serious family issues- leaving her wealthy New England WASPy life for the excesses of life in Hollywood with her estranged, New Age, hippy, touchy-feely, former businessman father, who insists on being called "Jonathan". She encounters some very privileged, been-there, done-that, Hollywood brats who set out to make her life miserable because they are all vying for the affections of one Princeton freshman, Ben Birnbaum. This is a very easy read- with an interesting plot that makes you just want to devour the whole thing in one sitting.
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A guilty pleasure, deliciously good. This looks to be a good series, but sadly the sequels don't really match up IMO.
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This is a great read for high school or late middle scholl girls wishing to reinvent themselves
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Fun to read teen chick lit - lots of designer name-dropping!
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Good. But no where near as good as the Gossip Girl series. I was young when I read this one and looking back I would say the content was a bit to adult for young teens. (13,14). I tried reading the next book in the A-list series but it never caught my interest.
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Young contempoary adult novel
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My daughter loves this series.
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Reviewed by Jaglvr for TeensReadToo.com

We left Anna Percy at the end of BEAUTIFUL STRANGER deciding if she should be spontaneous and follow Logan onto the plane and fly to Bali the week before she was due to head to freshman orientation at Yale.

Now, Anna has thrown all caution to the wind and has made a mad dash to the airport. With no luggage, and chucking her shoes that weren't equipped for sprints, she runs down the jet-way to board the awaiting plane. Anna is the last passenger to board, and she's not even sure that Logan is on-board the plane. For the last eight months while Anna has been living in California with her father, she has tried to shed the reserved exterior that everyone sees. She came to California in the hopes of reinventing herself and to quit thinking everything through before she acts.

Anna finds her seat and is relieved to find Logan ensconced in first class. He is pleased to see Anna, and the two sit back, ready to enjoy the impulsive flight to Bali. But things soon turn into a nightmare. The captain makes an announcement that the hydraulics for the landing gear have malfunctioned, and they have to return to LA and attempt to land on the belly of the plane. Anna immediately regrets her impulsiveness, knowing that her attempt to be carefree has caused the malfunction. Unable to contact her father, the only person Anna is able to reach is her dear friend, Sam.

Anna and Logan arrive in LA safely amid friends and family, all relieved to see their safe return. But the flight makes Anna start to reevaluate her future plans. Does she really want to spend the next four years locked into Yale? Does she want to try flying to Bali with Logan again in a few days? These are questions that plague Anna over the course of the next week, when her decision must be made.

On the other hand, we have Sam, who has also made an impulsive decisionâ¦she has accepted Eduardo's marriage proposal and they are to be wed in one week's time. Sam is an absolute wreck and her friend Dee has come to the rescue. Unknown to everyone, including Dee, Dee has a real knack for coordinating all the wedding plans and helps Sam bring everything together. But Sam is torn. Does she give up her dream of attending USC's infamous film school to follow Eduardo back to Paris?

All of these questions and others concerning Cammie, Dee, Ben, Adam, Jackson Sharpe, Sam's mom, Dina, and others come to a (tentative?) resolution. Ms. Dean seems to tie up everyone's future nicely by the end of the story. The action starts quickly and leaves the reader with a pounding heart, praying Anna and Logan come out safely from their flight. And Ms. Dean leaves the reader guessing up until the end what the wedding will entail. I enjoyed this story more than the last couple and am already eagerly waiting for her new era of A-List teens in HOLLYWOOD ROYALTY, due out in January 2009.
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Seventeen-year-old blueblood Anna Percy leaves Manhattan to spend the second half of her senior year with her father in Los Angeles and quickly becomes involved in the lives of the rich and famous at Beverly Hills High School.
When 17-year-old Anna Percy moves from New York to Los Angeles, she discovers a world full of good times, wild parties, and glamourous clothes. However, she also discovers that her new lifestyle comes at a very high price. What's a nice girl from New York to do?
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Great read for young adults!
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If you love the gossip girls series you will love this series also.
Happy reading!
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a great,funny, exciting, teen read. it dose indeed rub on the "girlish" side, but its an awesome book.
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Really, Really Great book, awesome, will make it so you know what it feels like to live in Beverly Hills, snobs, friends, luxuries etc. I highly recommend it.
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Not as good as gossip girls but it was ok
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good book and an easy read
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picked up at the library on a whim and it SUCKED ME IN! I have since read all the books and find them very addicting. hard to believe this stuff is aimed at teens though!
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This book was terrible. I kept reading while asking myself: when is the good part?! The good part never came.
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Fun and hilarious.
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i really enjoy this series...I've been known to refer to it as Jackie Collins "light".
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I didn't enjoy this book AT ALL! Then I read some of the reviews and realized this book was written for young adults. That explains a lot! Although I would never let my teenager read this!
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First book is the awesome A-List series!!
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Seventeen-year-old blueblood Anna Percy leaves Manhattan to spend the second half of her senior year with her father in Los Angeles and quickly becomes involved in the lives of the rich and famous at Beverly Hills High School.
When 17-year-old Anna Percy moves from New York to Los Angeles, she discovers a world full of good times, wild parties, and glamourous clothes. However, she also discovers that her new lifestyle comes at a very high price. What's a nice girl from New York to do?
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loved it...read it in like 2 hours
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Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for TeensReadToo.com

Previously in The A-List: Cammie and Anna had to work together on a fashion show, against their will, after getting caught trespassing on private property. Sam was trying to keep all the pieces in her life together, while Caine and Adam ran out of luck.

Now the A-Listers are back and this time, it's every person for themselves.

Anna wants to get away and clear her head since everything unexpected that has been happening to her. And so, along with her traveling buddy, instead of going to Mexico, her and Sam are off to Anna's hometown, New York. But Sam is there with a different motive: Could her boyfriend possibly be hiding something from her? So now playing private detective is the only way to solve her problems.

Back in L.A., Cammie isn't wasting her time staying single. She needs, no wants, to move on, and since Ben and Anna aren't really a couple now, Ben is looking better by the minute. Besides, she had already warned Anna about her plans if things didn't work out with Adam.

But does Anna really need Ben, since she is trying to become more independent, and now has someone from her past back in her life, possibly for good? And will Cammie successfully snag Ben, or will Ben wait for the one who he says he loves?

Another drama-filled installment that will leave us wanting more, BEAUTIFUL STRANGER will not disappoint any fan of the series. Look out for the next one, CALIFORNIA DREAMING, releasing in April 2008.
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The book was very nice, it's about a girl named Anna Percy and her self exploration in a new city with new people. She's constantly struggling with who to trust in a world full of people who seem to only have their best interests at hand.
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BEST BOOK EVER!!!