Hollywood Kids Summary
Jackie Collins

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Hollywood Kids Summary

Children will sometimes rise above the low expectations of their parents. All human beings need to achieve something in their own right. These two themes are at the base of Hollywood Kids, a story described by one reviewer as the "sordid lives of celebrity offspring." Collins's Hollywood parents, wealthy celebrities, are self-centered and in many ways determined to keep their children under their thumbs. Perhaps this is self-protection, to keep the children from becoming an embarrassment or competition. The "kids" acquiesce sometimes for no other reason than that they have nothing else to do and no role models to emulate.

However, by the time they are in their late twenties or early thirties, they begin to realize they have no life of their own and they strike out for independence.

The five offspring Collins shows us eventually make a move to change their lives, and some succeed, even...

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