Brilliant by Rachel Vail
(Avery Sisters Trilogy)

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Everything is going to be fine . . . .

Quinn Avery can handle change. It's just paint, right? Bright, blinding white paint covering her once dazzling red bedroom walls. Quinn knows she shouldn't be angry at her mom—she's doing what she must to sell the house—but still, Quinn is beyond mad, and she doesn't know what to do about it.

Until now, Quinn was doing a pretty good job at pretending to be her old self—calm and brilliant Avery daughter, responsible big sister to Allison and Phoebe, piano virtuoso, girl who makes everyone proud—but without the sanctuary of her room, a new, wild Quinn is emerging. Lying, sneaking out, partying, Quinn is practically asking to get caught. When Quinn adds kissing the wrong boys—including her sister's boyfriend and her own piano teacher—to her list of crimes, has she gone too far to save herself?

Brilliant, the final book in Rachel Vail's critically acclaimed sisterhood series, which includes Lucky and Gorgeous, follows Quinn through a summer of change as she discovers that while letting go is never easy, hanging on can be even harder. Witty and poignant, Brilliant is the perfect ending to this addictive trilogy of interconnected sister stories.


About Rachel Vail

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Rachel Vail is the award-winning author of the critically acclaimed Lucky, Gorgeous, Brilliant, Justin Case: School, Drool, and Other Daily Disasters, and more than a dozen other novels. Rachel lives in New York City with her husband and their two sons. You can visit her online at
Published May 11, 2010 by HarperTeen. 260 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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This final book in the Avery sisters trilogy (preceded by Lucky, 2008, and Gorgeous, 2009) centers on introverted Quinn, the oldest and most responsible of the three.

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But, as Quinn discovers, breaking free from expectations isn't always that simple: "Once a girl has crawled out of her usual box," Quinn reflects, "it is so hard for her to fit herself back into it.

May 25 2010 | Read Full Review of Brilliant (Avery Sisters Tril...

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Quinn is the perfect teenager that any parent would die to have.

Jun 09 2010 | Read Full Review of Brilliant (Avery Sisters Tril...

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