The View from the Top by Hillary Frank

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Eighteen-year-old Anabelle?s last few months in her coastal hometown are bittersweet. Instead of the quiet precollege summer she expects, Anabelle makes some surprising discoveries about herself as she navigates romantic entanglements and changing friendships. Through shifting points of view in seven interconnected stories, we glimpse the limits of how well her friends really know Anabelle . . . and how little she grasps about the way they see her. With wry observations and quirky humor, critically acclaimed novelist Hillary Frank gives voice and depth to six unique characters whose stories intertwine to form a complete picture of one shared summer.


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Hillary Frank is a freelance writer and illustrator. Her first novel, BETTER THAN RUNNING AT NIGHT, was named a 2003 Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association and a Top 10 First Youth Novel by Booklist. Her radio stories have aired on a variety of public radio programs, including This American Life, Morning Edition, Marketplace, Studio 360, and Chicago Matters. I CAN'T TELL YOU is her second illustrated novel for young adults.
Published May 13, 2010 by Dutton Children's. 272 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Romance, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Loosely centered around sad, insecure Anabelle, one of the few seniors leaving town to pursue college, the narrative perspective shifts among Anabelle’s friends and classmates as they each tell their messy, intertwined tales of unrequited and ill-advised love affairs, self-destructive impulses an...

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