Rich Kids of Instagram by The Creator of Rich Kids of Instagram with Maya Sloan
Publication date: July 8, 2014 by Gallery Books
Description from Goodreads:
Based on the wildly
popular blog "Rich Kids of Instagram," a dishy and hilarious novel about
the intersecting lives of the world's most extravagant,
unapologetically uber-rich teenagers.
The "Rich Kids of
Instagram" are not your typical well-to-do brats. These "kids" drive
Ferraris, fly to their weekend getaways in private jets, and post
self-indulgent photos of themselves online as frequently—and as
wantonly—as they blow wads of cash. Not to mention that they're more
involved in sex, drugs, and power plays than most people twice their
Drawing from the ten most frequent contributors to the
popular blog of the same name—which receives an average of 850,000
unique visitors a month and has been featured on 20/20, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, The Atlantic, Buzzfeed, Gawker, and others—Rich Kids of Instagram
revolves around a core group of spoiled young people, from a Southern
Belle poultry-empire heiress to a media mogul's driven daughter and an
old-money rifle heir with a Mayflower legacy; to a nouveau riche
outsider who is thrust into the members-only universe of the .1%, with
In a world that is smaller, more connected,
and more competitive than ever, where nothing is off limits, some kids
are just trying to make a buck—or ten thousand. Prepare to be wowed by
this saucy, compulsively readable book about the hilarious display of
extravagant wealth and the teenagers who have fallen into it.
This was a completely self-indulgent read - one chosen to offset some much darker and heavier reading I had been doing before.
So, given the reason for the choice of books, I have to say that is served it's purpose quite well. Rich Kids of Instagram is light, fast, and fun. I won't claim that it has a difficult plot to follow or that it is terribly deep or thoughtful. But it is fun and entertaining if you enjoy light fare and the guilty pleasure of reading about the escapades of the young, rich and spoiled.
There are several points of view and their stories do intertwine and the characters interact. Some of the characters are more appealing than others, but there are some that I did enjoy reading about.
I liked their spunk, their confidence and their firm belief that things would eventually work out. Because with their kind of money, how could things not work out, right?