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Angels on Sunset Boulevard

By Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Provocative book about social networking gone bad.

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This book delivers enough excitement to hook readers -- a missing rock star, an unexpected romance between two very different characters, for starters. And of course, at its heart, there's the mysterious social networking site designed to keep kids striving for fame and material goods. The writing might not always live up to the author's creative ideas, but teen readers will certainly feel the wheels spinning in their brains. Not only will readers try to figure out what TAP is all about, they will puzzle over bigger questions, such as why teens today are so fascinated by fame -- and what tricks big businesses use to keep teens distracted with desire so that "they don't see what's really out there."

In the end, Angels on Sunset Boulevard manages to be both glossy fun and a philosophical puzzle. Readers won't figure out all of TAP's mysteries by the end, but they are sure to be thinking about its implications long after they've finished reading.

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