Teen Book Lists: Larger Than Life: Stories About the Rich and/or Famous

[Printable book list]

Sarah Aronson / YP FIC ARONSON
Believe
Janine is the "Soul Survivor," the girl who, as a small child, was the only survivor of a Palestinian suicide bomb that killed her parents. Ten years on, she feels like she's public property more than her own person.

Josh Barnes / YP FIC BARNES
Losers in Space
In 2029, hoping to boost their ratings, Susan, her almost-boyfriend Derlock, and seven fellow students stow away on a ship to Mars, unaware that Derlock is a sociopath with bigger plans.

Melody Carlson / YP FIC CARLSON
On the Runway Series
When two sisters get their own fashion-focused reality television show, vivacious Paige is excited, but Erin, who is more interested in being behind the camera than in front of it, has problems with some of the things they are asked to do.
Spotlight
Glamour
Premiere
Catwalk
Rendezvous

Lauren Conrad / YP FIC CONRAD
Fame Game Series
Reality star Madison Parker, determined to take her career to the next level, signs on for a new TV show called THE FAME GAME. But more drama hap-pens behind the scenes than onscreen.
The Fame Game
Starstruck
Infamous

Ed Decter / YP FIC DECTER
Chloe Gamble Series
Chloe goes to Los Angeles with her mother and brother in order to become an actress, but things take a bad turn after she gets a crazy agent, sibling rivalry rears its ugly head, and her mother turns into a pushy stage parent.
The One
Hot Mess

Anna Godbersen / YP FIC GODBERSE
The Luxe Series
In Manhattan in 1899, five teens of different social classes lead dangerously scandalous lives, despite the strict rules of society and the best-laid plans of par-ents and others.
The Luxe
Rumors
Envy
Splendor

Charlotte Huang / YP FIC HUANG
For the Record
As the new lead singer of the band Melbourne, Chelsea has only the summer tour to make the band--and their fans--love her, or it is back to boring high school.

A. S. King / YP FIC KING
Reality Boy
An emotionally damaged seventeen-year-old boy in Pennsylvania who was once an infamous reality television show star, meets a girl from another dysfunctional family, and she helps him out of his angry shell.
(Also available in ebook)

Ella Monroe / YP FIC MONROE
Capital Girls Series
Washington, D.C., best friends Jackie, Lettie, and Laura Beth, the daughters of very powerful parents, struggle to cope with the death of a fourth friend, Taylor, in a mysterious accident as long-kept secrets and new students in their senior class test their bond.
Capital Girls
Secrets and Lies

Mal Peet / YP FIC PEET
Exposure
Paul Faustino, South America's best soccer journalist, reports on the series of events that hurl Otello from the heights of being a beloved and successful soccer star, happily married to the pop singer Desmerelda, into a downward spiral, in this novel loosely based on Shakespeare's play, Othello.
(Also available in audiobook)

Joanna Philbin / YP FIC PHILBIN
The Daughters Series
In New York City, three fourteen-year-old best friends who are all daughters of celebrities watch out for each other as they try to strike a balance between ordinary high school events, such as finding a date for the homecoming dance, and family functions like walking the red carpet with their famous parents.
The Daughters (also available in audiobook)
The Daughters Break the Rules
The Daughters Join the Party
The Daughters Take the Stage

Rachel Shukert / YP FIC SHUKERT
Starstruck Series
In Old Hollywood, three teen girls live, love, and claw their way to the top in a world where being a star is all that matters.
Starstruck
Love Me

Rebecca Serle / YP FIC SERLE
Truly Madly Famously
Paige, Hollywood's newest starlet, finds that being half of the world's most famous couple comes with a price--she must dodge the paparazzi, hide her feelings for her other costar, and navigate scandals that threaten to tear her relationship apart and end her career.

Sonya Sones / YP FIC SONES
To Be Perfectly Honest
Colette is a compulsive liar spending a miserable summer in San Luis Obispo, California, babysitting her seven-year-old brother while her famous mother shoots a movie, but things look up when Connor enters the scene.
(Also available in audiobook)

Katie M. Stout / YP FIC STOUT
Hello, I Love You
Grace Wilde is hoping for a fresh start from her family, famous in the music industry, and escapes to the farthest place from home she can think of, a boarding school in Korea, but when her roommate Sophie's twin brother Jason turns out to be the newest Kore-an pop music superstar, Grace is thrust back into the world of fame and love.

Todd Strasser / YP FIC STRASSER
Famous
Jamie Gordon had a taste of praise and recognition at age fourteen when her unflattering photograph of an actress was published, but as she pursues her dream of being a celebrity photographer, she becomes immersed in the dark side of fame.

Greg Taylor / YP FIC TAYLOR
The Girl who Became a Beatle
Regina Bloomsbury, a sixteen-year-old, Beatles-obsessed rocker, takes a trip to an alternate reality where the Beatles never existed and her band, the Caverns, are the rock-and-roll superstars.

Cecily Von Ziegesar / YP FIC VONZIEGE
Gossip Girl Series
A world of jealousy and betrayal at an exclusive private school in Manhattan.
Gossip Girl
You Know You Love Me
All I Want Is Everything
Because I'm Worth It
I Like It Like That
You're the One I Want
Nobody Does It Better
Nothing Can Keep Us Together
Only in Your Dreams
Don't You Forget About Me
I Will Always Love You
Gossip Girl: Psycho Killer