Lea Lane has lived in between all her life. Part Hawaiian, part Mainlander. Perpetual new girl at school. Hanging in the shadow of her actress mother's spotlight. And now: new resident of the prominent West family's guest cottage. Bracing herself for the embarrassment of being her classmates' latest charity case, Lea is surprised when she starts becoming friends with Will and Whitney West instead-or in the case of gorgeous, unattainable Will, possibly even more than friends. And despite their differences, Whitney and Lea have a lot in common: both are navigating a tangled web of relationships, past disappointments and future hopes. As things heat up with Will, and her friendship with Whitney deepens, Lea has to decide how much she's willing to change in order to fit into their world. Lea Lane has lived in between all her life. But it isn't until her junior year that she learns how to do it on her own terms.
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"Lea, who is part Hawaiian, has moved back to Oahu and is attending an exclusive private school, which her single mother couldn't afford without financial help. As a guidance counselor leads her junior class in an exercise about "getting real," narrator Jorjeana Marie expresses Lea's contradictory feelings. She longs to belong but is scornful of the superficiality around her. Marie ramps-up Lea's sensitivity and hypercritical responses when her mother moves the two of them into a friend's opulent guest house. There Lea finds she's both attracted to and disgusted by her classmate, Whitney, and Whitney's handsome older brother. Maire's voicings of Hawaii's lush beauty buoy listeners as Lea digs through layers of pretension, prejudice, and secrets to find authenticity in herself and others. S.W. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"
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