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A new cell with the right area code. A sky's-the-limit credit card. A chance at becoming a Hollywood It Girl. What else could Eva possibly want? Caught in the middle of senior year's juiciest scandal, Eva Cordes graduates early and moves to L.A. to live with her aunt -- the top talent agent for teens -- who plans to make her a star. Eva has another reason for heading toA new cell with the right area code. A sky's-the-limit credit card. A chance at becoming a Hollywood It Girl. What else could Eva possibly want? Caught in the middle of senior year's juiciest scandal, Eva Cordes graduates early and moves to L.A. to live with her aunt -- the top talent agent for teens -- who plans to make her a star. Eva has another reason for heading to Hollywood: it's time for her to get to know her mother -- a once-famous model who left Eva to be raised by her grandparents. But when she gets stuck rooming with a bunch of outrageous teen starlets, and her mom doesn't want to admit she even has a daughter, Eva's life is one big tabloid story after another. Smoking-hot Hollywood insider Danny wants to be her leading man, but he's officially off-limits. With all these complications, how can Eva ever make it down the red carpet without falling flat on her face?...

Title : Life as a Poser
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ISBN : 9781416520313
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 243 Pages
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Life as a Poser Reviews

  • Katherine Marple
    2019-03-16 03:10

    To switch things up for myself, I read this young adult book by Beth Killian. It's pretty well written, just lacks a little depth. But, what would you expect from a book about stereotypical Hollywood/ LA? Eva is a smart, good girl who travels across America to spend some time with acting agent Aunt Laurel. Back home in Massachusetts, Eva got herself into some trouble that she can't quite remember committing, so she runs into Aunt Laurel's arms in LA, claiming to want to get into the acting business- when all she really wants is to find her mother (who ran off years ago) and possibly figure out the identity of her father. Eva is put into a rich-girls' apartment complex, rooming with Hollywood's party girl and a commercial model studying for college exams. Which teen roomie will Eva take advice from? We discover what Eva is running from almost after completing the book. There are definitely loose ends to tie up when you read the last page, and this is expected in book one of a series novel, but there is almost TOO MANY loose ends upon finishing. I don't have any more answers at the end than when I started. I've got a few names, and few past experiences leaked out, but not much more. I don't know what happens after the tabloid incident, what becomes of her model mother Mari, how Laurel handles the situation, what of her boyfriend Danny, does college girl make it past her SATs, does party girl ever learn anything, does Jeff actually love Eva, who is her father and what happened to him, etc. So, it was easily readable- I blew through it in an hour or so- but I guess I have to buy the next book to find out anything. Oh man!

  • Diane ϟ [ Lestrange ]
    2019-03-08 02:24

    The first book in the 310 series from MTV books. As I told you I already read the third series of this without reading the first, so i thought that i might not like it. but its not.So in this book, Eva Cordes leaves her life in Massachusetts to come to the bright lights of Hollywood. She's come to live with her Aunt who is going to make her a star. She's running from her troubles at home and when she lands in L.A., her life takes on some drastic changes.Lots of new people and trying to weed out the fake from the real is about as easy as solving the world's problems and we see Eva go through some major hiccups on her journey to self discovery. I started off, not giving a damn about Eva because of her emails with her friend from back home, Jeff. She was such a liar and a fraud that I couldn't find it in myself to sympathize with her but over the course of the book, I started to like her.She's got some major issues with her family, this white boy wanna be rapper (C Money as he call himself) that won't leave her alone and then a roommate from hell (Jacinda) who just so happens to be one of the IT girls in Hollywood. Seeing all of these things fix themselves (with a lot of help from her too) made for an interesting read. Over the course of the book, Eva comes into her own without completely selling her soul to the devil and that's saying something. I ended up liking her and what's surprising is that I ended up enjoying the friendship that blossomed between her and her roommates, Jacinda and Coelle. The way that Jacinda and Coelle came to her aid when she needed them made me glad that Eva wasn't completely alone in the world. Her relationship with her Aunt left a lot to be desired since Laurel had Eva doing some weird crap that no Aunt should make their niece do and Eva's mother was a complete mess and well, the bright side of it all was that she met Danny, C Money's stepbrother a Baseball player from UCLA. Yep hes great and all but I still like Teague Archer even though hes not in here yet. And I think Jeff is a great guy too. He help her with that jock guy in her former hometown. Anyway, the book is great. So 4 stars for this.

  • Lyn
    2019-02-24 23:16

    Seventeen-year-old Eva Cordes graduates high school early, puts college on hold and flies to LA to live with her aunt, a renowned talent agent. Eva grew up in Arden, Massachusetts with her grandparents, not knowing who her dad is and rarely seeing her mother, who was a once famous model. After the embarrassing scandal which rocked her senior year, show biz looks good to Eva and if anyone can make her a star, Aunt Laurel can. Eva wants nothing more than to make everyone in Arden, Massachusetts drool with jealousy.Instead of taking Eva to her house in Beverly Hills, Aunt Laurel installs her in an apartment complex full of other underage talent. Eva is expected to keep bad-girl socialite, Jacinda Crane-Lard, out of trouble. Eva realizes that isn't likely as soon as she meets her precocious roommate. Coelle, roommate number two, is a regular on a soap opera, in demand for commercial shoots, and spends all her free time studying for the college SAT. Although she has as much work as she can handle, Coelle's plan is to chuck it all, get into a good college, and become a veterinarian.Eva discovers that her absentee mother is living with Aunt Laurel and demands to see her. Although she doesn't expect much from her truant mother, Eva is still hurt when her mother tells her no one knows she has a seventeen-year-old daughter and she intends to keep it that way.Life As a Poser is the first book in the MTV The 310 series. With LA as a backdrop, and filled with celebrity names and all the latest celebrity hangouts, Eva's story is promising but unfinished. Not all of Eva's conflicts are solved, but readers can look forward to the next episode, as a sneak preview of Everything She Wants is included at the end.

  • Jennifer Wardrip
    2019-02-25 19:24

    Reviewed by Jocelyn Pearce for TeensReadToo.comSome things have happened to Eva Cordes back in her high school that she doesn't want to deal with for the rest of the year. Eva's solution? Graduate a semester early and start a new life in Hollywood with her aunt, Laurel, an agent who represents some of the biggest teen stars. Eva is going to be a star! An added bonus? She might get to find out more about her mother, a model who dumped Eva with her grandparents as a small child. Life in Hollywood isn't quite as fabulous as Eva thought it would be, though. Sure, she's got her own credit card and a chance to become a star, but she's also rooming with a couple of other teen starlets who could turn out to be her friends--or, more likely, as it would seem at first, enemies. Her has-been mother won't even tell people she is a mother. Eva is being told who she can and cannot date because of their connections in Hollywood. Her aunt is keeping secrets from Eva. What did she expect, though? This is Hollywood, and Eva's life is fit for the tabloids already. LIFE AS A POSER, the first book in THE 310 series, is a fun page-turner with sometimes outrageous and always interesting characters that readers looking for a way to pass a rainy Saturday won't want to miss. It's an entertaining and fairly quick read, as well as a fun behind-the-scenes look at Hollywood! I've read quite a few books lately that are backstage passes to the lives of celebrities, and this is one of the better ones. Perhaps because Eva goes so quickly from being a normal high school student to Hollywood; perhaps because Beth Killian is just a great writer! Either way, readers won't want to miss the next book in THE 310 series, EVERYTHING SHE WANTS.

  • Ezra
    2019-03-18 21:12

    This book here is about a girl who moves to California and has to adjust to a new life. This book reminded me alot of a book I read when I was in the 7th grade, the things that I found similar was that both moved because of family issues. Another thing is that in both books they meet someone just like themselves and turn out to be great friends towards the end. The obstacles were different though one had an enemy of a teenager and the other the enemy of an adult. It goes to shows us how our authors think differently about motives and ideas about life. The fact that one thinks a teenager does more harm to a child then an adult would or the other way around. I recomnend this book to anyone who wants to read a book about a girl trying to catch herself and figure out who she really is excluding the opinions of others.Have Fun :)

  • Charlotte
    2019-02-26 19:36

    I have to say, I didn't expect anything much from this book. Though what I got was a great read. The main character, Eva was easy to like. She had quirky one-liners, and easy-to-relate-to problems. There were many pop-culture references, and since this book is from a few years ago, they were slightly outdated. You can still survive that though, because they were still as fresh as they were when they were written.The book itself completely lacked a plot. It was about Eva coming to Hollywood, and making her place there. It also delved into what happened back in MA to make her flee to the golden coast. To anyone who loves celebrity books (Secrets of my Hollywood Life readers--I'm talking to you!) this will be anyone fun read. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

  • Ashley Orozco
    2019-03-07 19:10

    Its really good and intresting. I got lost in the book because alot is happening and all Eva wants to know is the truth she just wants to know who her dad is because her mom never told her and she found a name but no picture so alot is going on, and in the end it kind of leaves you hanging because you just want to read more and know if Eva will ever find her real dad. so to find out whats going to happen, you have to read the next book to see what will be her reaction when she finds her dad... so... i really liked the book and wanted to know what was going to happen next.

  • TheSaint
    2019-03-03 23:30

    Dialogue. Lots of dialogue. Eva has some pretty famous relatives. Relatives she hopes will help her break into the movie/modeling/TV biz that is southern California. When she leaves her grandparents in Massachusetts for her Aunt Laurel in LA, she doesn't know that she'll be asked to babysit a ne'er-do-well socialite whose celebrity is just due to the lucky sperm club. Or that there's a good reason that she's not living with her talent-scout Aunt. Or that that when a client of another talent agency tells her who to date and who not to, it means big business.

  • Katrina Knittle
    2019-03-17 20:22

    Decently written young adult book all it lacks is a little bit of depth. It's a fast read that only took a couple of hours. Eva is our main character who had some trouble where she was living and her solution was to graduate a semester early and go live with her Aunt in Hollywood. While reading this book I got somewhat lost in it. So much is happening in the book that by the end you are left wanting to know if her problems are all solved. Definitely plan to check the next one out.

  • Kayla
    2019-02-22 19:13

    Life As A Poser is a fun read but will leave you wanting answers so be prepared to go out an buy the sequel right away. This book is one of my all time favorite behind-the-scenes in Hollywood books. While the writing could afford to be a little deeper, the way it is now makes for a quick and fluffy read.

  • Katrina Knittle
    2019-03-23 01:12

    A cute book that is for young adults. I really liked this book. It was an easy read and very fast to get through. Eva who is the main character is quite likable and somewhat quirky. I can't wait to read the second book.

  • Shaima
    2019-02-27 02:10

    fun book, lively protagonist

  • Emily
    2019-03-19 20:31

    this is a really good book and i like it

  • Sarah Verzal
    2019-03-14 22:15

    Well.....I would say it's innapropriate for anyone under the age of well....14?

  • Christina Borgoyn
    2019-02-26 03:30

    really good, liked it a lot

  • Amanda
    2019-02-27 00:12

    Not my usual kind of book, but it was a quick, easy read.

  • Billy
    2019-03-17 01:29

    funny the things you'll read without choice

  • Bridget Mcloughlin
    2019-03-16 01:22

    Really good book...really well written