The only thing worse than cleaning up after celebrities was having to watch her own family trying to impress them.

The quiet coastal community of Pippi Beach is rocked when a party of young Hollywood movie stars and influencers arrives for the summer. Like most of the locals, mum Lydia is thrilled but her teenage daughter Lily finds the Hollywood types are superficial and arrogant – especially Dorian Khan, the most famous of them all. She is soon to discover that first impressions can be deceiving ...

This hilarious debut turns a much loved classic into a contemporary hit - written by Angourie Rice, internationally acclaimed actor and host of the literary podcast The Community Library, and her award winning playwright mother, Kate Rice.



Stuck Up & Stupid is a light and easy read, perfect for a summer holiday or for a rainy day when dreaming of the beach.

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This book will hook readers aged between 12-15… A fun addition to the romantic comedy genre.

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Angourie and Kate Rice really captured the essence of Jane Austen’s classic and have managed to take a well-known story and make it their own. All the characters you know, and love are present, with a modern twist… if you’re looking for a fresh take on a beloved story, then this fun and ridiculous book is a hilarious, fast-paced read for ages 13+.


Light and fun.

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The depiction of the sun and surf lifestyle at the Aussie beach rings true, and adds authenticity to the setting… It is a light-hearted romantic romp and could easily be visualised as a film. It would make an easy summer read, and perhaps for the younger teen an entree to the complex world of Austen.

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