To kick off Hot Reads for Cold Nights, today I am sharing my first book review. Over the weekend I read Dollhouse by Kourtney, Kim, and Khloé Kardashian to take care of the box “One Word Title”.
I ran across this book as I was cleaning shelves in the library last week, and was curious enough to bring it home & give it a shot over the weekend. It is the fictionalized story of a family similar enough to the Kardashians’ that even someone not very familiar with them could see bits of their public personas in it. Kamille, Kass, and Kyle are all sisters who are dealing with the death of their father 5 years ago in very different ways. Kass copes by burying herself in her university studies and being the perfect daughter. Kyle, 16, is your stereotypical rebellious teen into drinking vodka, watching porn and going to parties and doing drugs. Kass attaches herself to whatever man she dates – she doesn’t listen when friends and family tell her that he is up to no good, instead it’s all roses and champagne in her mind.
These three girls’ lives change practically overnight when Kass, the pretty sister, is discovered at a coffee shop by a high power model agent. She is launched into the Hollywood celebrity scene and the book revolves around the way this fame impacts her whole family’s lives.
The most unfortunate thing about this book is the fact that it isn’t very long, only 288 pages, and it tries to have too much happening in it. There are a couple storylines that are simply dropped near the end of the book, leaving the reader just hanging there. Apparently, they were hoping for a sequel, but this hasn’t come to fruition.
The best thing about this book is the enjoyment factor in that it is 110% fluff. It doesn’t even try to pretend to be anything other an a retelling of the Kardashian’s lives through an only slightly fictional lens. It let me turn off my brain for a couple hours and relax.
There is nothing earthshattering about this book. It is not the next best thing, or even all that well written. It does make a good beach or airport read, as long as you’re not too embarrassed to be seen in public reading it.