Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Bling Ring: How a Gang of Fame-Obsessed Teens Ripped Off Hollywood and Shocked the World by Nancy Jo Sales

A group of teenagers, the "Bling Ring," robbed the houses of celebrities like Lindsay Lohan, Orlando Bloom, and Paris Hilton. They admired the clothes and accessories of these stars, so they did their research with Google Maps, tracked when the stars were out of town on TMZ, and made plans to rob their houses. Surprisingly, it seemed quite easy as the teens usually entered through unlocked windows or doors, and the security systems were not enabled. They would take their time and basically shop around the house, and take what they wanted.

This is a true story, and the book is categorized as "True Crime." We get to know each of the teens, especially the ringleader. The book also goes into celebrity worship and why people strive to look like celebrities and want their lifestyles.

This book was recently made into a movie starring Hermione Granger aka Emma Watson. I'm curious about what the movie is like. Plus, I've only seem Emma Watson in the Harry Potter movies, so I'm interested to see her in a different role.

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