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  • The Chocolate Money
  • Ashley Prentice Norton
  • English
  • 15 March 2019
  • 9780547840048
The Chocolate Money

READ é The Chocolate Money READ & DOWNLOAD à DUGISITS.CO.ZA Ú Ashley Prentice Norton Ashley Prentice Norton Ú 1 READ At her Lake Shore Drive penthouse nocturnal visits from her married lover who “admires her centerfold” while his wife sleeps at their nearby home Bettina wants nothing than to win her mother’s affection and approval both of which prove elusive When she escapes to an elite New Hampshire prep school Bettina finds that her unorthodox upbringing makes it This is Norton s debut offering Like The Gilded Age I wasn t really sure what she was going for here We meet the novel s narrator Bettina daughter of Babs an heiress to chocolate money from her family s candy company when she is 10 and follow her life until she is 15 in a series of written vignettes Babs has never treated Bettina as a daughter as a fixture in the house a rival a frenemy and never a child Because of this Bettina is wise beyond her years By the time she is 15 where the last half of the novel takes place she has been drinking smoking and living independently of her mother for three years Bettina is not a likeable character But she s not dislikable either I m not asking that that author simplify things for me as I enjoy challenging female characters but I don t feel as though Norton has the confidence or experience yet to tackle a character as complicated as Bettina turns out to be Bettina is by turns innocent and cunning She can be incredibly cruel She has no long view with regards to her actions But she s also been manipulated by Babs since she was a child so she is not entirely at fault By the end of the novel though I still felt that Bettina s character was driven by plot She was as superficial to me as she was when the novel began which I don t think was the author s intentI think this book has the capacity to be darkly funny deeply sad and a commentary on our American consumerism I think that was what Norton was going for Unfortunately she did not completely achieve it with this debut The Prince of the Wind Karazan uartet #3 lover who “admires her centerfold” while his wife sleeps at their nearby home Bettina wants nothing than to win her mother’s affection and approval both of which prove elusive When she escapes to an elite New Hampshire prep school Bettina finds that her unorthodox upbringing makes it This is Norton s debut offering Like The Gilded Age I wasn t really sure what she was going for here We meet the novel s narrator Bettina daughter of Babs an heiress to chocolate money from her family s candy company when she is 10 and follow her A Negotiated Marriage life until she is 15 in a series of written vignettes Babs has never treated Bettina as a daughter as a fixture in the house a rival a frenemy and never a child Because of this Bettina is wise beyond her years By the time she is 15 where the Twerking Cruxes and a Cloaked Visage last half of the novel takes place she has been drinking smoking and Something New living independently of her mother for three years Bettina is not a The Weirdstone of Brisingamen likeable character But she s not dislikable either I m not asking that that author simplify things for me as I enjoy challenging female characters but I don t feel as though Norton has the confidence or experience yet to tackle a character as complicated as Bettina turns out to be Bettina is by turns innocent and cunning She can be incredibly cruel She has no The Paradise Prophecy long view with regards to her actions But she s also been manipulated by Babs since she was a child so she is not entirely at fault By the end of the novel though I still felt that Bettina s character was driven by plot She was as superficial to me as she was when the novel began which I don t think was the author s intentI think this book has the capacity to be darkly funny deeply sad and a commentary on our American consumerism I think that was what Norton was going for Unfortunately she did not completely achieve it with this debut

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READ é The Chocolate Money READ & DOWNLOAD à DUGISITS.CO.ZA Ú Ashley Prentice Norton Ashley Prentice Norton Ú 1 READ Difficult to fit in with her peers one of whom happens to be the son of Babs’s lover As she struggles to forge an identity apart from her mother Bettina walks a fine line between self preservation and self destruction As funny as it is scandalous The Chocolate Money is Mommie Dearest Prep and 50 Shades of Gray all rolled into one compulsively readable boo I am torn between absolutely loving this novel and being completely nauseous with the pretentious writing that inevitably displays itself at least once a chapter The main character is the daughter of a chocolate heiress and money is therefore written about as if it rains from the sky This kind of writing although honest in the way wealthy people think and behave because of the careless way they can spend their dollars is extremely difficult to stomach for a middle class person who treasures every dollar Though I loved the main character and felt my heart break for her multiple times throughout the book a small part of me wanted to smack her tell her to get over her damn difficult childhood already and be grateful for what her wealth makes available to her Coming into millions of dollars of inheritance is not too shabby and when she nonchalantly describes the New York City apartment she bought complete with two fireplaces and built in bookshelves as if it were just an average home I am tempted to throw the book against the wall I enjoyed the novel though and Ashley Prentice Norton is extremely talented I m interested to see what she writes next

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READ é The Chocolate Money READ & DOWNLOAD à DUGISITS.CO.ZA Ú Ashley Prentice Norton Ashley Prentice Norton Ú 1 READ As addictive decadent and delicious as chocolate itself Set in 1980s Chicago and on the East Coast this electric novel chronicles the relationship between an impossibly rich chocolate heiress Babs Ballentyne and her sensitive and bookish young daughter Bettina Babs plays by no one’s rules naked Christmas cards lavish theme parties with lewd installations Mommy Dearest meets Cruel Intentions I loved this book from beginning to end I would consider this a must read It is the most daring coming of age story I ve ever indulged in As Babs would say It was fucking fabulousFull reviewThe Choclate Money Book Review The Prince of the Wind Karazan uartet #3 lavish theme parties with A Negotiated Marriage lewd installations Mommy Dearest meets Cruel Intentions I Twerking Cruxes and a Cloaked Visage loved this book from beginning to end I would consider this a must read It is the most daring coming of age story I ve ever indulged in As Babs would say It was fucking fabulousFull reviewThe Choclate Money Book Review