The Notorious Pagan Jones

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The Notorious Pagan Jones

The Notorious Pagan Jones Pagan Jones went from America s sweetheart to fallen angel in one fateful night in the night a car accident killed her whole family Pagan was behind the wheel and driving drunk Nine months later

  • Title: The Notorious Pagan Jones
  • Author: Nina Berry
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 168
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Pagan Jones went from America s sweetheart to fallen angel in one fateful night in 1960 the night a car accident killed her whole family Pagan was behind the wheel and driving drunk Nine months later, she s stuck in the Lighthouse Reformatory for Wayward Girls and tortured by her guilt not to mention the sadistic Miss Edwards, who takes special delight in humiliating thPagan Jones went from America s sweetheart to fallen angel in one fateful night in 1960 the night a car accident killed her whole family Pagan was behind the wheel and driving drunk Nine months later, she s stuck in the Lighthouse Reformatory for Wayward Girls and tortured by her guilt not to mention the sadistic Miss Edwards, who takes special delight in humiliating the once great Pagan Jones But all of that is about to change Pagan s old agent shows up with a mysterious studio executive, Devin Black, and an offer Pagan will be released from juvenile detention if she accepts a juicy role in a comedy directed by award winning director Bennie Wexler The shoot starts in West Berlin in just three days If Pagan s going to do it, she has to decide fast and she has to agree to a court appointed guardian, the handsome yet infuriating Devin, who s too young, too smooth, too sophisticated to be some studio flack The offer s too good to be true, Berlin s in turmoil and Devin Black knows way too much about her there s definitely something fishy going on But if anyone can take on a divided city, a scheming guardian and the criticism of a world that once adored her, it s the notorious Pagan Jones What could go wrong

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    1. Martina Boone on said:

      If you're a fan of Ruta Sepetys' OUT OF THE EASY or Elizabeth Wein's CODE NAME VERITY, you don't want to miss this. It's dark, fun, and completely engrossing!

    2. Krys on said:

      The Notorious Pagan Jones is a new book by Nina Berry. It begins a series about a 16-year-old Hollywood starlet, Pagan Jones, with a tarnished reputation. I was intrigued by the premise and when an ARC showed up I jumped into it and was very glad that I did. This book is an utter whirlwind of a ride.Pagan Jones didn't have the sweetest of 16th birthdays. While drinking and driving, she inadvertently caused the death of her father and her younger sister. Now, nine months later, she has been sente [...]

    3. Allison on said:

      This is not my usual thing, but I picked up a copy at Winter Institute and the cover called to me. The cover tagline is also fabulous and a great hook. Pagan Jones was a FUN FUN FUN heroine. She was also extremely sad (recovering alcoholic, responsible for the deaths of her father and younger sister), but she's, as one character puts it "clever, brave, and extremely determined". This is a spy story, sure, but also a story of a Hollywood starlet seeking redemption for past mistakes. Berry did som [...]

    4. Annie Stone on said:

      Okay truth-telling time, I read this book a bunch of times because I acquired and edited it for Harlequin. So I'm a bit biased. But believe me -- you DON'T want to miss this one. Utterly brilliant, fun, gripping, and somehow still incredibly historically accurate/educational. If you're a fan of historical novels by Ruta Sepetys and Elizabeth Wein, this is one for you.

    5. Maria Angelica on said:

      Esse livro é perfeito para quem ama História e aventura. A personagem principal é carismática e esperta. Fez com que eu torcesse por ela desde o princípio. Como a autora conduziu o desenvolvimento dela que foi meu problema. Momentos emocionais aconteciam em partes bizarras da trama, fazendo com que minha suspensão de descrença fosse Bem, suspensa! Heheehhehehe.Não imaginava que a história fosse envolver as turbulências alemãs durante a Guerra Fria, mas isso foi uma grata surpresa. Pri [...]

    6. Nasty Lady MJ on said:

      To see review with gif click here.It’s been a DNF week. I do not lie about that. The one good thing about DNF’ing things left and right is that I am sort of catching up on my GoodReads reading challenge. Though some people might find that a bit of a cheat, but I don’t. And that’s all that matters.With Downton Abbey ending I have been craving period pieces. I’ve had The Notorious Pagan Jones in my TBR pile for what seems forever. The premises intrigued me enough, but with the bar and ev [...]

    7. Shelley on said:

      *Source* Library*Genre* Young Adult, Historical Fiction*Rating* 4.0*My Thoughts**Key Characters* Pagan Jones, Devin Black, Thomas KrugerThe Notorious Pagan Jones is the first chapter in Nina Berry's Pagan Jones series. 16-year old Pagan Jones was once an up and coming actress who had a bright future ahead of her. She won a Golden Globe award and a British Academy Film Award (BAFA). She could have been the next Marilyn Monroe if she had kept her head on straight. But, that was before her mother E [...]

    8. Natalie on said:

      The more I think about Pagan Jones, the more I hate her. She's a super famous, rich teen star that killed her whole family in a drunk driving accident, but we're supposed to feel sorry for her. Apparently she's suffering all kinds of emotional trauma, (which would be legit, because of what happened to her) but we never actually see that. Instead we are told, repeatedly, how screwed up Pagan really is. I'm not even really sure what the author was going for with this book. Historical fiction? Emo? [...]

    9. Dawn Abron on said:

      Nothing really happens until page 300. Until then I had to suffer through the Notorious unlikeable Pagan Jones. She's whiny and complains about her escort who got her out of jail and on a movie set but she thinks he's hot. This is supposed to be historical fiction and the significance of Berlin in 1961 isn't revealed until the end. I don't know world history well b/c I didn't take it in high school. I just know that this was post Hitler and pre Cold War but I don't know what's happening in Berli [...]

    10. Bri on said:

      Pagan is a fallen star, sent to jail after accidentally killing her family while driving drunk. When she gets the chance to get out of jail as long as she stars in a movie in Berlin, she jumps at the chance. But political unrest between East and West Germany are growing and Pagan is seeing them all happening. Will she be able to stay sober to stay in the movie, and will the political unrest affect her?All of the characters were so well thought out and I could really tell how historically accurat [...]

    11. Katie Hamill on said:

      The Notorious Pagan Jones was a total surprise to me. The description sounded like it was going to be overstuffed with content and focused on yet another silly young adult romance. Instead, the novel turned all my expectations on my head and was a delight to read. The different situations and characters were complex and interesting, and exploring the mystery behind Pagan's circumstances was deftly handled. Placing the novel around the beginning of the Berlin Wall was a fresh setting, this is an [...]

    12. Nina on said:

      Basically if a whip-smart Lindsay Lohan/Marilyn Monroe starred in a comedy film in 1960 in Germany. Pagan Jones, a recovering alcoholic at only 16 and famous movie actress, gets shipped off to Berlin to film a movie, but events quickly spiral out of control as Cold War tensions rise.Protagonists with addictions make me antsy. I want people to overcome addictions so badly, but it's so easy to slip up. I rooted so hard for Pagan to overcome her struggles because she's just so dang likable. She's a [...]

    13. Lisa on said:

      A great twist on the post-WWII spy novel, Pagan will keep you guessing as she dashes around the divided but as yet unwalled Berlin of the early 1960s. I've been a crazy Germanophile since majoring in German Studies in college, and I've visited Berlin multiple times. I am tremendously impressed by Berry's knowledge of geography and history. The setting was so evocative I felt like I was right there tailing Pagan. Pagan is now one of my new fave heroines--a fully rendered brave teen starlet whose [...]

    14. Eleanor Herman on said:

      Loved the main character--the archetypal bad girl with a good heart in there, somewhere--and the setting: Hollywood and Berlin (and East Berlin, ooh!) in 1961. I felt like it was a kind of YA Mad Men episode there was so much historical color: the teased, cotton candy hair-dos, the winged black eyeliner, the girdles for teenagers, the rooms full of cigarette smoke and all those martinis In addition to the color and characters, there are many mysteries that make you want to keep turning the page. [...]

    15. Lizzy on said:

      This book was excellent! It had just the right amounts of Hollywood, romance, and spy stuff. The way Nina Berry writes makes it feel like you're actually there and seeing the things she's describing. In my opinion, not many authors can do that, but she pulls it off effortlessly. This is only book one in the series, so I can't wait until book 2 comes out next spring and I can continue reading about the exciting adventures of Pagan Jones!

    16. Cheryl on said:

      This book was written by one of my husband's close friends from high school. It is young adult fiction. As an adult I have not read a lot of YA fiction (Harry Potter- 5 stars, Hunger Games- 4 stars, Twilight- stopped reading). The novel was set during the formation of the Berlin Wall and provided some interesting history. The plot also drew me in and was a well-paced mystery.

    17. Captain Awesome on said:

      Wow Can I even describe how much I loved this book? It was ridiculously perfect. I loved Pagan. She was tough and sarcastic but not in a forced female YA protagonist way that most are nowadays. She was original and what made the story come alive. She had been through a lot but that didn't make her bitter No matter the situation (no spoilers I promise! ;P), she thought of a way out and was smart about it. I never thought "Why are you doing that, dumb dumb?" Agreeing with her thinking and strategy [...]

    18. Minh-Tam on said:

      Honestly this was the first new book I've read in a suuuuper LONG time that I've picked up randomly and loved.I loved the spy stuff, I loved the historical stuff, I loved the film star stuffObviously stuff comes across as unrealistic but that comes with the genre, and I personally really enjoyed all of that It was super refreshing to me overall; I have not read anything like it, or at least not at all recentlyI thought Pagan was very well written; flawed in a way that makes her complex and a str [...]

    19. Shania Zavadsky on said:

      This book was everything I hoped it would be. There were so many twists and unexpected turns in the story that made it very interesting.

    20. Carolyn Hughes on said:

      Great storyThis was a Quick and fun read full of adventure with some history thrown in. Looking forward to the next one.

    21. Joanne Hetherington on said:

      I just finished reading this book. It was interesting right to the end. On to the next book by Nina Berry.

    22. Bella on said:

      originally posted on Lit Up Review, but I also blog about books here: Ciao Bella"Don’t judge a book by its cover.” The common idiom is a valuable and applicable statement for life, but in its literal sense, it’s difficult to follow. I’m surely not the only reader that finds a handwritten title, an illustrated cover, or a thoughtful book jacket design more enticing than a synopsis on its own, nor can I be the only book fan ashamed to admit the habit. Regardless, covers are important; th [...]

    23. Andrea at Reading Lark on said:

      Review Posted on Reading Lark 8/1/15: readinglark/2015/Pagan Jones is a disgraced starlet who finds herself behind bars after killing her father and sister in a drunk driving accident. Pagan knows that alcohol is to blame for the downward spiral of her life and she wants to be better once she's served her time. While she's counting down the days until her parole, she plots ways to escape with her best friend, Mercedes. An escape plan gone awry lands Mercedes in the hospital and Pagan in the fryi [...]

    24. Chloe Anderson on said:

      AHHH I loved it. The amount of history that went into it is quite impressive, although I was awaiting the plot twist of the Berlin Wall the whole time because I recognized the dates. Pagan ran from a Stasi officer, scaled buildings, and uncovered an undercover MI6 officer in a Dior suit dress- respect.FC: Has to be Devin Black, although sometimes I couldn't understand him through the Scottish accent.

    25. Faith on said:

      I'm very surprised about how few ratings and reviews there are for this book. Considering how well this book fits into the YA historical genre, I'm surprised more people haven't read this book. The Notorious Pagan Jones is set during the Cold War. Pagan Jones is an actress, a struggling alcoholic and was convicted of manslaughter of her father and younger sister. Pagan is released from her detention facility when she is wanted to be in a movie. She jumps at the chance to star in this Berlin film [...]

    26. Tiare on said:

      More and more often I'm trying to go into books knowing next to nothing about them. I went into The Notorious Pagan Jones knowing almost nothing about it. Well, just the basics. The synopsis did a good job of not spoiling anything, and that's why I was able to go in without knowing much. Pagan Jones is a disgraced actress who, for mysterious unknown reasons, was pulled from her reform school to start in a movie in Berlin. And it's the 1960s, so Berlin is quite the hot place as far as politics go [...]

    27. Kara-karina on said:

      4.5/5Audiobook review:The Notorious Pagan Jones was absolutely delightful! I don't know what I liked the most: Miss Jones' sarcastic drawl, the slang, the various accents brought to life by a skillful narrator, or the cloak and dagger circumstances which led to the building of Berlin wallPagan Jones is a talented Hollywood starlet whose name was tarnished by a huge scandal. On her sixteenth birthday she got roaring drunk and drove her car off the cliff taking life of her father and younger siste [...]

    28. Riki on said:

      One drunken night changes everything for America’s sweetheart Pagan Jones when she causes a car accident that kills her whole family. For nine months she is stuck in the Lighthouse Reformatory for Wayward Girls where the sadistic Miss Edwards is making every day a new sort of hell. But everything changes when Pagan’s old agent shows up with mysterious studio executive Devin Black, offering Pagan a juicy role in a comedy directed by award-winning director Bennie Wexler. Pagan must agree to a [...]

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