14 Sept 2014

Book Review / The A-List Family by Christina Hopkinson

Imagine a world where your bikini body has to last all year.

Where the paparazzi turn up for the school run.

Where EVERYBODY knows your name, though you're only eight years old.

Welcome to everyday life in an A-List Family.

Newly employed to look after the daughter of a super-rich and famous power couple, Anna is about to find out what life is really like behind the closed doors of celebrity. 

And she soon starts to wonder: once you're in, can you get out?

Published:     8th May 2014
Publisher:  Hodder and Stoughton
Author Website:  Click here
Goodreads :  Click here
Series or Stand-Alone:  Stand-Alone
Source:  Review Copy from Publisher
Review:  5 out of 5


My Review

What I loved about this story...
This book really surprised me.  I have to say just looking at the cover I wasn't expecting the story that I read.  I LOVED this so much that I read it in one sitting (which happened to in the early hours of the morning before the sun came up lol!).  What I loved the most about this story is actually the thriller type aspect.  You have the 'A-List' family and how perfect they seem to be.  Then you see Anna enter the house, start work and all the fun begins.  Things are not all as they seem with both the A-List family and the staff that already work there.

What I was not fond of with this story... 
Absolutely nothing!

About the Author
(From Author Website)

I was born in August 1969 in London, but my parents moved to Cambridgeshire soon afterwards. There I attended four schools, all convents and all called St Mary’s, before reading Modern History at Hertford College, Oxford. My first job on graduating was at Usborne Publishing. I’m rediscovering their books now that I have children and recommend them highly.

I then moved to Spain for three years where I worked as an au pair and at a publishing house, before ending up at Hello! magazine for a couple of years, which for labyrinthine historical reasons is partly edited in Madrid. When a royal death or engagement is announced, I still break into a cold sweat at the thought that I might have to sub-edit the list of names of attending foreign dignitaries.

I returned to London in 1997 (thereby missing being at Hello! for the death of Princess Diana) and worked on the launch of thisislondon.com (the Evening Standard online), which I edited from 1998 to 2000. I then worked on a series of lifestyle websites for Express Newspapers and websites to support television programmes for Carlton Productions.

I left Carlton to produce children, books and features for a variety of newspapers including The Daily Telegraph, The Times and the Guardian, and magazines such as Grazia and Red. Please go to the Press section of this site if you’d like to read some examples of my work.

I live in North London with my three children and husband. He is not the basis for Joel in The Pile of Stuff.