Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Rich Girl - Carol Culver

Rich Girl
A BFF Novel
Carol Culver
Berkley Jam

Young Adult

How great would it be to live in a mansion with no parents around while attending an elite prep school like Manderley Prep? How about if you’re an exotic beauty and smart, too? Sounds great. But Victoria Lee discovers that the reality is a little different, and a lot lonelier. Especially since her parents’ Ivy League plans for her don’t quite match her own plans.

Her parents, in Hong Kong for the foreseeable future, decide to hire a housekeeper for her. That housekeeper comes complete with a teenaged son, Gabe, who sees all the Manderley kids as incredibly spoiled, stuck-up, and worst of all, wasteful and dangerous to the environment. More and more, Victoria is starting to think that maybe Gabe has a point; maybe this isn’t where she really belongs.

Echoes of A Tale Of Two Cities run through the story, but this is pure YA fiction at its most fun. A continuation of the series started with MANDERLEY PREP, this time Victoria gets a chance to take center stage. Moving from Hong Kong to San Francisco would give anyone culture shock, and to deal with it alone as a teenager would be really difficult. Victoria’s feelings will resonate with anyone who’s every felt out of place in a new school or a new group of people.

Rating: 7
January 2008
ISBN# 978-0-425-21915-7 (trade paperback)


Post a Comment

<< Home