Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for TeensReadToo.com
Being a celebutante isn't all it's cracked up to be. Sure, you get to live a very rich lifestyle with all the cool parties, nice clothes, hot dates, and special privileges. But being a suspect in a murder trial does not make being a celebutante worth it.
Triplets Madison, Park, and Lexington Hamilton know this firsthand, and wearing a tight dress with the perfect pumps just won't get them out of this one.
A murder has happened at one of the many social events that Madison has organized -- and it isn't very pretty. Well, the scarf tied around fashion editor Zahra Bell isn't, that is. Along with Zahra, the Avenue Diamond, the most prized possession that can work miracles, is gone. Unfortunately, the Hamilton triplets were at the wrong place at the wrong time. Who knew that being discovered in the same closet as the murder victim would automatically make you a suspect?
And now, since the police are taking forever to find who the killer is, it's up to the Hamilton triplets to save the day, and their name. There is just one drawback to this investigation. Let's just say that Zahra Bell wasn't the most well-liked person on the universe and anyone could have wanted her dead. And having tons of secrets spilling out that hurts reputations doesn't exactly make things progress faster. But the sisters can't worry about that too much, since their entire wardrobe is on the line, and being the next victim is becoming more and more of a possibility.
Take three Nancy Drews and put them into a GOSSIP GIRL situation and what successfully comes out is THE CELEBUTANTES: ON THE AVENUE. Antonio Pagliarulo makes us see that the rich and famous can solve mysteries, too, except in style. With a bond like the Charmed sisters, the Hamilton triplets are literature's newest "It Girls." THE CELEBUTANTES is the series that everyone should keep an eye on.