Rachel Shukert
A new series set in the golden age of glam . . . “Wit, pluck, darkness, pitch perfect period details, juicy twists, and big heart. This book is one to savor.”--Anna Godbersen, New York Times bestselling author of the Luxe and Bright Young Things seriesEvery week they arrive in Los Angeles--beautiful and talented young hopefuls who dream of becoming stars. It's all Margaret Frobisher has ever wanted—and when she's discovered by a powerful agent, she can barely believe her luck. She's more than ready to escape her snobby private school and conservative Pasadena family for a chance to light up the silver screen.The competition is fierce at Olympus Studios and Margaret—now Margo—is chasing her Hollywood dreams alongside girls like Gabby Preston, who at 16 is already a grizzled show-biz veteran caught between the studio and the ravenous ambition of her ruthless mother, and sultry Amanda Farraday, who seems to have it all--ambition, glamour . . . and dirty secrets. Missing from the pack is Diana Chesterfield, the beautiful actress who mysteriously disappeared, and there are whispers that Diana's boyfriend—Margo's new co-star—may have had something to do with it. Margo quickly learns that fame comes with a price, and that nothing is what it seems.   Set in Old Hollywood, Starstruck follows the lives of three teen girls as they live, love, and claw their way to the top in a world where being a star is all that matters.“Valley of the Dolls for a new generation.”—a  ‘Read During Spring Break’ selection“If you're into T.V. dramas like Smash, or love the over-the-top fashion of The Great Gatsby, Starstruck will have you hooked!”—a  ‘What to Read This Summer’ selection

Book Details


  • Chick Lit
  • Historical Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Starstruck by Rachel Shukert paints a dazzling tableau of 1930s Hollywood; at once glamorous and gruesome, somber and scintillating, Shukert's novel plunges readers into both Tinsel Town glitz and pre-WWII political tension. When Pasadena debutante Margaret Frobisher lands an acting contract with Olympus Studios, she finds herself immersed in a web of tantalizing secrets.

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