Klepto by Jenny Pollack

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Pollack’s writing keeps the story light enough for teen audiences, yet races along with real suspense as she convincingly explores the depths of adolescence.
-Kirkus

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Julie Braverman is the coolest person Julie Prodsky has ever met. During their freshman year (1981–1982) at the High School of Performing Arts in New York City, the previously unexplored world of flirting, freedom, and fashion is revealed to Julie P. through the eyes of her new best friend. Learning the secret to Julie B.’s collection of Fiorucci jeans—shoplifting — only makes Julie P. admire her more. Before long Julie P. has her own closet full of stolen clothing, and a new boyfriend. Then Julie P.’s conscience catches up with her. She wants to stop shoplifting, but Julie B. doesn’t.Without stealing, can this friendship survive?
 

About Jenny Pollack

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Jenny Pollack grew up in New York City and graduated from the High School of Performing Arts and Barnard College. Back in the 80's she got from Fiorucci, Macy's, Sak's, Bloomingdale's, Betsey Johnson, Patricia Fields, Reminiscence, Aca Joe, Parachute and who knows where else. She hasn't gotten anything since then. She is still best friends with her best friend. Jenny lives in Brooklyn with her husband Rob and son Charlie and their two cats, Mike and Harry. Klepto is her first novel.
 
Published February 14, 2008 by Speak. 292 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction
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Kirkus

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Pollack’s writing keeps the story light enough for teen audiences, yet races along with real suspense as she convincingly explores the depths of adolescence.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Mar 20 2006

This is a well-constructed book, one that ultimately provides a good model of girl friendship.

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The '80s references will elude younger readers, but adults will feel nostalgic reading this wonderful book with a happy ending.

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