Here’s the official skinny on our new novel, Messy, which is available June 5, 2012, at (we hope) your neighborhood bookstore, both online and off.
Messy is less a sequel to Spoiled than a follow-up. Or perhaps, like our heroines, a half-sister. Brooke is back as co-narrator, but the other POV shifts from a geographic Hollywood outsider (Molly) to an emotional outsider: Molly’s friend Max. As the book jacket says:
Now that Brooke’s caught a taste of fame and her movie star father’s attention, she wants to launch a blog that will position her as the ultimate Hollywood insider. But between schoolwork, party-planning committee meetings, and spa treatments, she hardly has the time to write it herself…
Enter Max McCormack, an aspiring author with a terrible after-school job pushing faux meat on the macrobiotic masses of La-La Land. Max reluctantly agrees to play Brooke’s ghost-blogger for an impressive salary, and the site takes off, but how long can their lie last? In person, Brooke can’t live up to the intellectual wit of openbrooke.com, and Max soon begins to resent hiding her genius behind a bandage dress-wearing blonde. Can the girls work together to stay on top, or will the truth come out and ruin everything they’ve built?
Praise for Messy:
“I love the way Heather and Jessica write. They’re so funny, and so fashion-y, which is incredibly rare.” – Mindy Kaling, Emmy-nominated writer, actress and New York Times bestselling author of Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
“Gleefully sending up celebrity blogs and social media… timely satirical touches keep things fresh [...] thanks to a cast of complex characters who offer ample evidence that, F. Scott Fitzgerald notwithstanding, the rich and famous are like you and me.” — Kirkus Reviews
“A treat… enough witty observations and laugh-out-loud lines to make this about as much fun as you can have reading a book.” – VOYA, June 2012
“Cocks and Morgan’s signature sassy style is back and stronger than ever. The dialogue is more snappy, the pacing more polished [...] and all of the Fug Girls’ pokes at celebrity ridiculousness made me want to high five them SO BAD.” — Forever Young Adult (full review)
“Just as smart, snarky, and witty as their famous blog, Go Fug Yourself. If you are looking for a beach read with bite, Messy is the book for you.” — Goodreads member, five-star review
For information about and reviews of Spoiled, click here.