Girls We Love

Author: J. Minter
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 161963015X
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They've loved, lost, and totally obsessed, and now the Insiders' girls are out for revenge . . . which means turning the Insiders into real boyfriends. Meet: Flan-the youngest and the ringleader. She's ready for Jonathan to care about her . . . exclusively! Philippa-Mickey's messed things up so many times, but he does love her. Can she turn him into the boy of her dreams? Liesel-remember the girl from uptown who drove Arno crazy? She's ba-aack. Sara Beth Benny -she's a star, and wants David to be one, too. Can David fake feelings?! And Patch's mystery girl-he doesn't even know her, but boy, does she know him... Watch out: The Insiders may never look at each other-or girls-the same way again! About the Author J. Minter grew up in New York City and attended Columbia University. He lives in Tribeca, in New York City.

The Insiders

Author: J. Minter
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 159990991X
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Join the fabulous life of the INSIDERS! And read more about about the lives and loves of these fabulous Manhattan boys in the INSIDERS novels: PASS IT ON and BREAK EVERY RULE. A captivating scandalous look into the privileged and turbulent world of five cool guys living in Manhattan's trendiest neighborhoods. Jonathan is the leader of the pack - but what will happen if the pack falls apart? Arno's way with the girls makes you wonder, "Can boys be sluts?" David is known as the nice guy, but will he stay that way? Mickey is always in trouble - Romeo never fell off a roof impressing Juliet, did he? And Patch is just Missing in Action. They've got rich parents, go to top schools, and are best friends. With so many parties to go to, colleges to impress, girls to win over, and so much money to be spent, who can keep track of it all? And can real friendship shine through in the end? J. Minter's keen eye for urban teens, their dialogue, and the details of New York City's high life make this a guilty pleasure for readers of the Gossip Girl series and other glitterati novels. Reviews "Designed to resemble a Gossip Girl entry, this enticingly trashy entrant into the yearly teen beach read sweepstakes attempts to do for lower Manhattan what the Cecily von Ziegesar books have done for the Upper East Side." Publishers Weekly About the Author J. Minter is the writer and former columnist for Seventeen magazine. He lives in New York City.

A Girl Like You

Author: Gemma Burgess
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 000733401X
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"I've discovered the secret to successful singledom. I'm acting like a man. And it's working."

Inside Girl

Author: J. Minter
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1619630168
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Flan Flood is determined to be more than just Patch Flood's little sister when she begins her freshman year at Stuyvesant High, a huge public school downtown. When she meets a new group of friends that could help her become a new person, Flan has to convince them that she's just an ordinary girl, like they are. This becomes nearly impossible when her very not-normal friends Liesel, Philippa, and Sara-Beth Benny move in! Can Flan keep the Inside Girls hidden, find a new high school boy to date, and get her new friends to accept her? Flan Flood, a favorite character from the original Insiders series, offers a fresh, young, and girlcentric perspective that is perfect for early teen readers.

The Girls

Author: Lori Lansens
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0307371549
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In Lori Lansens’ astonishing second novel, readers come to know and love two of the most remarkable characters in Canadian fiction. Rose and Ruby are twenty-nine-year-old conjoined twins. Born during a tornado to a shocked teenaged mother in the hospital at Leaford, Ontario, they are raised by the nurse who helped usher them into the world. Aunt Lovey and her husband, Uncle Stash, are middle-aged and with no children of their own. They relocate from the town to the drafty old farmhouse in the country that has been in Lovey’s family for generations. Joined to Ruby at the head, Rose’s face is pulled to one side, but she has full use of her limbs. Ruby has a beautiful face, but her body is tiny and she is unable to walk. She rests her legs on her sister’s hip, rather like a small child or a doll. In spite of their situation, the girls lead surprisingly separate lives. Rose is bookish and a baseball fan. Ruby is fond of trash TV and has a passion for local history. Rose has always wanted to be a writer, and as the novel opens, she begins to pen her autobiography. Here is how she begins: I have never looked into my sister’s eyes. I have never bathed alone. I have never stood in the grass at night and raised my arms to a beguiling moon. I’ve never used an airplane bathroom. Or worn a hat. Or been kissed like that. I’ve never driven a car. Or slept through the night. Never a private talk. Or solo walk. I’ve never climbed a tree. Or faded into a crowd. So many things I’ve never done, but oh, how I’ve been loved. And, if such things were to be, I’d live a thousand lives as me, to be loved so exponentially. Ruby, with her marvellous characteristic logic, points out that Rose’s autobiography will have to be Ruby’s as well — and how can she trust Rose to represent her story accurately? Soon, Ruby decides to chime in with chapters of her own. The novel begins with Rose, but eventually moves to Ruby’s point of view and then switches back and forth. Because the girls face in slightly different directions, neither can see what the other is writing, and they don’t tell each other either. The reader is treated to sometimes overlapping stories told in two wonderfully distinct styles. Rose is given to introspection and secrecy. Ruby’s style is "tell-all" — frank and decidedly sweet. We learn of their early years as the town "freaks" and of Lovey’s and Stash’s determination to give them as normal an upbringing as possible. But when we meet them, both Lovey and Stash are dead, the girls have moved back into town, and they’ve received some ominous news. They are on the verge of becoming the oldest surviving craniopagus (joined at the head) twins in history, but the question of whether they’ll live to celebrate their thirtieth birthday is suddenly impossible to answer. In Rose and Ruby, Lori Lansens has created two precious characters, each distinct and loveable in their very different ways, and has given them a world in Leaford that rings absolutely true. The girls are unforgettable. The Girls is nothing short of a tour de force. From the Hardcover edition.

Capital Girls

Author: Ella Monroe
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1250014263
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Jackie Whitman, Washington DC's "It Girl." She's drop-dead gorgeous, brilliant and dating the President's son. Under 24/7 media scrutiny, she never makes a mistake...but there's a new guy on the scene with all the right moves. Suddenly, being bad has never looked so good. Taylor Cane, blonde bombshell and wild child extraordinaire. She's the leader of the pack and the glue that binds the four of them together. Reckless adventure is her specialty, flirting with danger her drug of choice, no matter the consequences. Lettie Velasquez, she's all brains and blind ambition. Her goal: Princeton. Though money and privilege elude her, she's counting on hard work to pay off one of these days. So long as her heart doesn't lead her astray. Laura Beth Ballou, poor little rich girl and a real southern belle. She dreams of Julliard and the bright lights of Broadway. She's sweet as pie...until the new girl in town starts messing with her friends. Capital Girls forever...But when one of them dies in a mysterious accident, their once impenetrable bond is shaken. And as secrets long kept rise to the surface, the future of their friendship hangs in the balance. One thing's for certain, though: Washington DC will never be the same again.

Good Girl Bad Girl

Author: Kevin Ammons
Publisher: Crossroad Press
ISBN:
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Whitney Houston is a show-business phenomenon and one of Hollywood's most sought-after black actresses. Here is the first-ever behind-the-scenes book about Whitney. Good Girl, Bad Girl is written by Kevin Ammons, who spent a great deal of time with Whitney since his girlfriend, Regina Brown, was Whitney's publicist. During his four-year affair with Brown, Ammons saw Whitney at her bitchiest, and he found that beneath her glamorous image lies a troubled woman who let success go to her head. The book travels behind closed doors to reveal - Why Whitney really married Bobby Brown - Why her close childhood friend, Robyn Crawford, threatened suicide - Why Kevin Costner, Oprah Winfrey, and Madonna are on her hate list - Why Whitney refuses to heed doctor's warnings that she will ruin her voice - The truth behind her affairs with Eddie Murphy and Robert De Niro. Like Whitney Houston's life and career, this remarkable inside story sizzles.

A Girl Like That

Author: Tanaz Bhathena
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 0374305455
Size: 35.89 MB
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Fascinating and disturbing.” —Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Small Great Things and Leaving Time A timeless exploration of high-stakes romance, self-discovery, and the lengths we go to love and be loved. Sixteen-year-old Zarin Wadia is many things: a bright and vivacious student, an orphan, a risk taker. She’s also the kind of girl that parents warn their kids to stay away from: a troublemaker whose many romances are the subject of endless gossip at school. You don't want to get involved with a girl like that, they say. So how is it that eighteen-year-old Porus Dumasia has only ever had eyes for her? And how did Zarin and Porus end up dead in a car together, crashed on the side of a highway in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia? When the religious police arrive on the scene, everything everyone thought they knew about Zarin is questioned. And as her story is pieced together, told through multiple perspectives, it becomes clear that she was far more than just a girl like that. This beautifully written debut novel from Tanaz Bhathena reveals a rich and wonderful new world to readers; tackles complicated issues of race, identity, class, and religion; and paints a portrait of teenage ambition, angst, and alienation that feels both inventive and universal.

Hold On Tight

Author: J. Minter
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1599909928
Size: 60.85 MB
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When it's time to start thinking about college, which campuses do New York City's five hottest guys visit first? Ones where the girls outnumber the guys, obviously. On a road trip to Vassar, Jonathan is astonished to discover that his brother, Ted, is now considered cool. Mickey decides to turn the camera on himself-sans clothing. Arno finds his first love . . . he just needs to figure out where she went. Patch is searching for the perfect college for himself and Greta-but are they destined to be together? And David finds an amazing girlfriend . . . until she moves in with his family. If getting into college looks complicated from the outside, just imagine how wild it is for an Insider!

Take It Off

Author: J. Minter
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1619630796
Size: 69.78 MB
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MICKEY: Arno thinks she's his, but that doesn't mean she can't be mine DAVID: Is it wrong to go after your best friend's girl? ARNO: Just because Mickey likes her doesn't mean I can't have her. PATCH: If our boat never docks, that's cool with me! JONATHAN: There's no place like home...there's no place like home. When Jonathan and his friends enroll in a school-at-sea program between terms, how far will good looks, credit cards, and privilege take them? Not far enough!