American Girls

Product Number: EB00628364
Released: Jun 07, 2016
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781250075024
Publisher: Flatiron Books
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A bittersweet, honest, and widely acclaimed YA coming-of-age novel that distills honest truths about American girldom Anna is a fifteen-year-old girl slouching toward adulthood, and she's had it with her life at home. So Anna "borrows" her stepmom's credit card and runs away to Los Angeles, where her half-sister takes her in. But LA isn't quite the glamorous escape Anna had imagined. As Anna spends her days on TV and movie sets, she engrosses herself in a project researching the murderous Manson girls—and although the violence in her own life isn't the kind that leaves physical scars, she begins to notice the parallels between herself and the lost girls of LA, and of America, past and present. In Anna's singular voice, we glimpse not only a picture of life on the B-list in LA, but also a clear-eyed reflection on being young, vulnerable, lost, and female in America—in short, on the B-list of life. Alison Umminger writes about girls, violence, and which people society deems worthy of caring about, which ones it doesn't, in a way not often seen in teen fiction. American Girls is: An ALA Booklist Top 10 First Novel A Kirkus Best Book of the Year A Barnes & Noble Best YA Book of the Year A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best of 2016 A Bustle Best YA Book of the Year YALSA's Best Fiction for Young Adults "Messy, honest, and unflinchingly real. I can't get this book out of my head. I don't want to get this book out of my head." —Becky Albertalli, Morris Award-winning author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

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Author(s): Alison Umminger
Original Publish Date: Jun 07, 2016

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Author(s): Alison Umminger
Narrator(s): Jennifer Grace
Product Number C04493
Released: Jul 26, 2016
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ISBN: #9781501931291
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Author(s): Alison Umminger
Narrator(s): Jennifer Grace
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ISBN: #9781501931345
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Author(s): Alison Umminger
Narrator(s): Jennifer Grace
Product Number 3M0966
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ISBN: #9781501934261
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Author(s): Alison Umminger
Narrator(s): Jennifer Grace
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ISBN: #9781501934278
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Author(s): Alison Umminger
Narrator(s): Jennifer Grace
Product Number 3G0893
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ISBN: #9781501934285
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Author(s): Alison Umminger
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Author(s): Alison Umminger
Product Number 161085
Released: Jun 07, 2016
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ISBN: #9781250075000

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