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Grosse Pointe Girl

Grosse Pointe Girl

Tales from a Suburban Adolescence

Illustrated by: Christine Norrie
Welcome to Grosse Pointe, Michigan, where social rank is determined by the age of your money and the dryness of your martini.
The new girl in town, Emma Harris, must prove herself hip to the rigid rules of adolescent conformity. The quest for cool, she discovers, is one long final exam. To pass she must be cruel to be kind (ditching her best friend for the popular crowd), dress to impress (trading her favorite Esprit shirt for three plastic bracelets), and master the art of seduction (puckering up with Mulberry Stain or Peaches 'n' Cream lip gloss). Life is all about making choices -- the right ones.
Will Emma's social acrobatics put her on the short list for that coveted country club membership? Will the digits of her zip code pass muster? If her parents split up, will the gossip help or hurt her in the rankings? Grosse Pointe Girl serves as an indispensable road map through the dysfunction privilege brings. So put on your Guess? jeans and your jelly shoes and come along for the ride to the adolescent days that time forgot, but you never will.
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  • Simon & Schuster | 
  • 192 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780743256124 | 
  • June 2004
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Sarah Grace McCandless
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Sarah Grace McCandless

Sarah Grace McCandless is the author of Grosse Pointe Girl. She lives in Washington, D.C. Visit her on the web at www.sarahdisgrace.com.

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