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** Skink sticks a ''sea urchin'' down the front of a corrupt real estate agent’s pants. It is exactly as painful as it sounds.

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** Skink sticks a ''sea urchin'' ''[[SeaHurtchin sea urchin]]'' down the front of a corrupt real estate agent’s pants. It is exactly as painful as it sounds.


* CoattailRidingRelative: Cherry's parents and [[TheGhost unseen]] brothers have no sources of income besides contributing to her career in minute ways.



* DirtyOldMan: Maury Lykes, Cherry’s record producer.

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* DirtyOldMan: Maury Lykes, Cherry’s record producer.producer is outright described as a closet pedophile by the narrative early on.



* ExcrementStatement: Skink drops in on his treacherous former Lieutenant Governor D.T. Maltby (and an accomplice of Sebago) by taking a dump in his washing machine.



* KarmicJackpot: While generally pretty cutthroat and mercenary, the Lark Twins did have one act of kindness in the backstory which they ended up rewarded for. They had enough fondness for client Presley Aaron not to sue him for his fee (which was several months in arrears) and out of gratitude for this, and their being able to sell his comeback, Aaron gave them a six-figure bonus once he got his next contract, giving them enough money to pay for their plastic surgery.



* NoSympathy: After Skink puts Jackie Sebago (a ShadyRealEstateAgent who'd been both cheating his investors and causing environmental damage with his project) into a diaper [[GroinAttack with a sea urchin inside]] the first cop on the scene notes that;
--> Valdez sensed that the other passengers weren't especially sympathetic to Sebago's situation. In fact, a man named Shea angrily demanded that Mr. Sebago be arrested on the spot for fraud and embezzlement, crimes beyond the authority (or interest) of a working road-patrol officer.



* RecoveredAddict: Former hillbilly rock star Presley Aaron who only appears briefly but was managed by Lykes before his DescentIntoAddiction and managed to rehabilitate his image by hiring the Lark Twins to do his PR, and having his family hire Chemo to beat up Aaron (and the drug dealers) any time he tried to use or buy drugs.



%%* StageMom: Janet Bunterman.

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%%* * StageMom: Janet Bunterman.Bunterman pushes her daughter fairly hard even though it's clearly having a toxic effect on her life.



%%* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue

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%%* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: One which describes (among other things) that Chemo's gone back to mortgages, Cherry's sobered up and gotten a RealityShow job, Lykes was killed by the father of a girl he molested and Abbot has to retire from being a paparazzo due to his immobilizing injuries from the final chapter.


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* SpoiledBrat: Cherry Pye.
* StageMom: Janet Bunterman.

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* %%* SpoiledBrat: Cherry Pye.
* %%* StageMom: Janet Bunterman.



* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue

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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue%%* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue
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* DoNotCallMePaul: It’s Cherry Pye, not Cheryl Bunterman. Later, Cherry demands that her name be once again changed, this time to “Cherish”. In the epilogue, it is revealed that she settles for “Chairish”.

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* DoNotCallMePaul: It’s Cherry Pye, not Cheryl Bunterman. Later, Cherry demands that her name be once again changed, this time to “Cherish”. In the epilogue, it is revealed that she settles for “Chairish”. She has a boyfriend who also changes his name often - by reordering it.

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* MileHighClub: Cherry and Abbott on a private jet flying from LA to Miami.


* CoolShades: Used by Ana to cover up the fact that her eyes are a different color than Ana's on scheduled impersonations.

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* CoolShades: Used by Ana to cover up the fact that her eyes are a different color than Ana's Cherry's on scheduled impersonations.

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* CoolShades: Used by Ana to cover up the fact that her eyes are a different color than Ana's on scheduled impersonations.


* ChildPopstar: Cherry was one. Though in truth, she doesn't write music, can't play an instrument and can't sing - she's just a pretty face to serve as the front girl for the band who lip synchs one of the backup singers.

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* ChildPopstar: ChildPopStar: Cherry was one. Though in truth, she doesn't write music, can't play an instrument and can't sing - she's just a pretty face to serve as the front girl for the band who lip synchs one of the backup singers.


* EtiquetteNazi: Chemo zaps Cherry with a cattle prod every time she uses valley girl speak instead of proper grammar.



* RefugeInAudacity: Charged with the handling of Cherry Pye, Chemo takes a dislike to her use of valley girl vernacular and, in addition to keeping her off the wagon, pokes her with a cattle prod every time she uses the word “like”, “dude”, or “totally”. When Cherry angrily complains of this to her mother and record producer, they dismiss it as another one of her ridiculous lies.

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* RealityShow: After Cherry's musical career finally crashes and burns, her family gets her a leading role on a reality tv show about washed up drug-addled ex-stars trying to put their lives back together.
* RefugeInAudacity: Charged with the handling of Cherry Pye, Chemo takes a dislike to her use of valley girl vernacular and, in addition to keeping her off the wagon, pokes her with a cattle prod every time she uses the word words such as “like”, “dude”, or “totally”.“totally” incorrectly. When Cherry angrily complains of this to her mother and record producer, they dismiss it as another one of her ridiculous lies.


* ChildPopstar: Cherry was one.

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* ChildPopstar: Cherry was one. Though in truth, she doesn't write music, can't play an instrument and can't sing - she's just a pretty face to serve as the front girl for the band who lip synchs one of the backup singers.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Chemo's a violent thug, but he takes a liking to Ana and is bothered by the Bunterman's callous attitude towards her safety. Later in the novel, Chemo convinces Skink not to kill Abbott (Chemo is blackmailing him for money),but says that if Abbott had raped Ana, Skink could go ahead and off him.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Chemo's a violent thug, but he takes a liking to Ana and is bothered by the Bunterman's callous attitude towards her safety. Later in the novel, Chemo convinces Skink not to kill Abbott (Chemo is blackmailing him for money),but money), but says that if Abbott had raped Ana, Skink could go ahead and off him. him.
* EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks: Bang Abbott once lured a pack of hungry lemon sharks to a beach of tourists, hoping to get a lucrative photograph of their frenzied, panicked escape from the water. He assumed wrongly that lemon sharks would focus on the bloody chum bag and ignore the tourists. Instead, one of the sharks attacks the swimmers, one of whom runs out of the water with the animal still attached. Abbott won a Pulitzer Prize for capturing the moment, but was forced out the newspaper business after it's brought to light he essentially staged the whole thing, even though the attack was real.



* EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks: Bang Abbott once lured a pack of hungry lemon sharks to a beach of tourists, hoping to get a lucrative photograph of their frenzied, panicked escape from the water. He assumed wrongly that lemon sharks would focus on the bloody chum bag and ignore the tourists. Instead, one of the sharks attacks the swimmers, one of whom runs out of the water with the animal still attached. Abbott won a Pulitzer Prize for capturing the moment, but was forced out the newspaper business after it's brought to light he essentially staged the whole thing, even though the attack was real.

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* EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks: Bang Abbott once lured a pack FormerChildStar: Cherry's star is fizzling out because of hungry lemon sharks to a beach of tourists, hoping to get a lucrative photograph of their frenzied, panicked escape from the water. He assumed wrongly that lemon sharks would focus on the bloody chum bag and ignore the tourists. Instead, one her AlcoholInducedIdiocy. A large part of the sharks attacks the swimmers, one of whom runs out of the water with the animal still attached. Abbott won a Pulitzer Prize for capturing the moment, but was forced out the newspaper business plot is her studio's efforts to keep her from publicly self-destructing until after it's brought they're able to light he essentially staged cash in on her next album. [[spoiler:They fail, and it turned out that the whole thing, even though the attack album was real.terrible and didn't sell]].


* StalkerWithACrush: Though he was already stalking her as part of his job as a {{Paparazzi}}, Bang Abbott’s obsession with Cherry Pye turns into this [[spoiler: after a one-night stand on her private jet]].

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* StalkerWithACrush: Though he was already stalking her as part of his job as a {{Paparazzi}}, Bang Abbott’s obsession with Cherry Pye turns into this [[spoiler: after a one-night stand on her private jet]].jet]].
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue

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* BookEnds: The book begins and ends with EMT Jimmy Campo being called out ("In all respects, a routine South Beach 911 call -- until now"). The first time, he is picking up Ana with Claude present (hoping to get a photo of Cherry). [[spoiler:The second time, he is picking up Claude with Ana present.]]


* LaserGuidedKarma: Abbott's shark chumming resulted in an unlucky tourist getting part of his buttocks bitten off by a shark, which Bang photographed. [[spoiler: Bang takes a bullet to the butt at the end of the novel, and winds up on a stretcher with his pants down while a rival paparazzo takes a candid photo./spoilers]]

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* LaserGuidedKarma: Abbott's shark chumming resulted in an unlucky tourist getting part of his buttocks bitten off by a shark, which Bang photographed. [[spoiler: Bang takes a bullet to the butt at the end of the novel, and winds up on a stretcher with his pants down while a rival paparazzo takes a candid photo./spoilers]] ]]



* StalkerWithACrush: Though he was already stalking her as part of his job as a {{Paparazzi}}, Bang Abbott’s obsession with Cherry Pye turns into this [[spoiler: after a one-night stand on her private jet]].

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* StalkerWithACrush: Though he was already stalking her as part of his job as a {{Paparazzi}}, Bang Abbott’s obsession with Cherry Pye turns into this [[spoiler: after a one-night stand on her private jet]].


Star Island is a 2010 novel by [[OnlyInFlorida Floridian]] humor novelist Creator/CarlHiaasen.

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Star Island ''Star Island'' is a 2010 novel by [[OnlyInFlorida Floridian]] humor novelist Creator/CarlHiaasen.

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* LaserGuidedKarma: Abbott's shark chumming resulted in an unlucky tourist getting part of his buttocks bitten off by a shark, which Bang photographed. [[spoiler: Bang takes a bullet to the butt at the end of the novel, and winds up on a stretcher with his pants down while a rival paparazzo takes a candid photo./spoilers]]

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