Trophy Kid by Steve Atinsky

Trophy KidI knew I was going to like this book, but it still surprised me with how good it was.  Joe is adopted by a rich and famous Hollywood couple after his family is killed in a war.  He is the poster child for many causes (usually ones his parents are interested in). He is given scripted lines to say at events to make him look funny and cute, but doesn’t really let him be himself.  When his dad comes up with the idea of having him write a biography, Joe thinks he will finally get to tell things his way.  But a ghost writer is going to be doing the actual writing and Joe has a feeling that it will be another fake story.  Soon however, Joe realizes that he may still get to tell things his way when the ghost writer turns out to understand Joe better than anyone he has ever met.  In a coming of age story, we see how Joe learns to live with his family and the trials and tribulations that come with being the adopted son of the rich and famous.  Heartwarming with a hint of mystery, this will be a favorite of many.

Posted by: Kate

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