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Killian, Beth. Life as a Poser.

KILLIAN, Beth. Life as a poser. (The 310.) Simon & Schuster, MTV. 243p. c2006.1-4165-2031-3. $9.95. JS

Eva Cordes, estranged daughter of a tabloid-fodder Hollywood has-been, graduates from high school early and moves to LA to live with her Aunt Laurel, a top talent agent who promises to mare her a star. She winds up living with two of her aunt's bratty clients, attending horrible dance classes and photo shoots, and dating a boorish rapper instead of his hot half-brother--all requirements for staying in Aunt Laurel's good graces.

This first book in the new series The 310 from MTV Books tries very hard to be The A-List, and almost succeeds. The writing is simpler and the story less edgy--drugs and alcohol do appear, though they are almost always connected with unappealing characters--but fans of The A-List will still be satisfied. If you're looking for variety in your collection, you should probably spend your money elsewhere; there's little that's creative or original here. But if The A-List books fly off your shelves, this is a decent book to add to your collection of this in-demand genre. Samantha Musher, Assist. Libn., Dana Hall Sch., Wellesley, MA

J--Recommended for junior high school students. The contents are particular interest to young adolescents and their teachers.

S--Recommended for senior high school students.
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Date:May 1, 2006
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