Empress of the World by Sara Ryan

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Nicola Lancaster is spending her summer at the Siegel Institute, a hothouse of smart, intense teenagers. She soon falls in with Katrina (Manic Computer Chick), Isaac (Nice-Guy-Despite-Himself), Kevin (Inarticulate Composer) . . . and Battle, a beautiful blond dancer. The two become friends--and then, startlingly, more than friends. What do you do when you think you're attracted to guys, and then you meet a girl who steals your heart? A trailblazing debut, reissued with an introduction by acclaimed author David Levithan, and copious back matter, including three graphic novel stories by Sara Ryan (and artists Steve Leiber, Dylan Meconis, and Natalie Nourigat) about the characters.

About Sara Ryan

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Sara Ryan (www.sararyan.com) lives in Portland, Oregon.
Published May 26, 2003 by Speak. 213 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Children's Books, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In a love story that breaks the usual rules (“There’s two girls and a boy, but they’re not in the roles you’d think they’d have”), Ryan has written an almost too-perfect awakening story.

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"An appealing heroine at a summer school program grapples with the ordinary drama and trauma of teen romance," PW wrote.

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But within the first couple of days, Nicola has a new group of buddies like Kevin, the music theory space cadet, and Katrina, the feisty New York computer geek grrl.

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