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By Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Rich twins find family secret. Formulaic but fun.

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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+
Hated it. The language is clunky and poorly constructed. The blatant consumerism, instead of making me envious of the twins' glamorous life, made me roll my eyes and dislike

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much consumerism

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Readers who like reading series about rich girls with problems will likely enjoy this debut about African-American twins growing up spoiled in Atlanta. At least as much as Gossip Girl or Pretty Little Liars or any other series. This book is contrived down to the last detail -- even Sydney's and Lauren's opposite natures seem scripted -- but it has all the stuff that many of today's teens are gripped by: It's packed with labels. It has romance. It even has intrigue: The girls discover that their father is not a car dealer, but rather a mobster.

The Duke twins don't give you a lot to like. Both seem self-centered, though Sydney is more concerned with good-girl appearances, while Lauren has a bit of a bad-girl rep. But there is probably enough drama here between Lauren's relationship with a boy from the poor side of town, and the girls' recent revelation about the stepfather who has always bought them everything, to keep readers looking forward to the next installment. Hopefully, next time around the girls will gain a bit more depth -- and maybe actually solve a few of their problems.

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