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Star Island by Carl Hiaasen

In Star Island, twenty-two-year-old Cherry Pye has been a musical icon (although she lip syncs her songs) and a celebrity since she was a teenager. She spends her time living the party life in Miami Beach. Most of the time, she's drunk or high, if not in rehab. To protect her image, Ann DeLusia is hired to be her body double to appear in public when Cherry is too "indisposed" to appear herself. Bang Abbott is a paparazzo obsessed with Cherry, but he unknowingly kidnaps Ann instead. Now Ann must be rescued without revealing her role in Cherry's life. It's more Florida hijinks from Carl Hiaasen and Star Island has received mostly positive reviews with the Associated Press saying, "Hiaasen himself is blessed with a talent for writing very funny books, and Star Island gives readers another chance to enjoy it."
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New York Times review
by Janet Maslin

Associated Press review
by Malcolm Ritter

Miami Herald review
by Betsy Willeford

St. Louis Post-Dispatch review
by Harry Levins

Washington Post review
by Louis Bayard

Boston Globe review
by Carlo Wolff

Portland Oregonian review
by Jeff Baker

USA Today review
by Bob Minzesheimer

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