Pretty Little Dirty

Pretty Little Dirty

A Novel

Book - 2006
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Random House, Inc.
Lisa sees the life of her gorgeous best friend Celeste as just about perfect: she has a gigantic house, two older sisters to coach her through the hazards of high school, and loving, lively parents. As Lisa's own home has long been a place devoid of joyful noise—her mother has shut herself off in her bedroom for years—Lisa joins the Diamond household, slipping into their routine of sit-down suppers and soaking in the delicious normalcy of Diamond family life. But what begins as the story of two young women living a charmed adolescence, one of mastering dance moves and the protocols of male-female interaction, soon swirls into an intoxicating novel of art, music, and self-destructive impulses as Lisa and Celeste dare each other ever onward.

Baker & Taylor
Lisa escapes from her troubled life into the family life of her best friend, embarking on a friendship that takes both girls into the complexities of male-female relationships, experimentation, self-destruction, and freedom.

Blackwell North Amer
Lisa sees the life of her gorgeous best friend Celeste Diamond as just about perfect: she has a gigantic house, two older sisters to coach her through the hazards of high school, and loving, lively parents. As Lisa's own home has long been a place devoid of joyful noise, she joins the Diamond household, slipping into their routine of sit-down suppers and soaking in the delicious normalcy of family life. But what begins as the story of two young women living a charmed existence soon swirls into an intoxicating novel of art, music, and self-destructive impulses.

Baker
& Taylor

Lisa escapes her own troubled girlhood into the lives of the family of her best friend, Celeste Diamond, embarking on a complex friendship that takes both girls from their suburban life into the complexities of male-female relationships, experimentation, self-destruction, and freedom. Original. 35,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2006
ISBN: 9781400096824
1400096820
Branch Call Number: Fiction Boyden
Characteristics: 419 p. ; 21 cm

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Michael
Aug 22, 2009

Coarse Language: explicit, excessive

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Michael
Aug 22, 2009

Violence: explicit, excessive

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Michael
Aug 22, 2009

Sexual Content: under-age, explicit, excessive,

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Michael
Aug 22, 2009

No wonder some people say North American Society is going to hell in a toilet – if this depiction of 1980’s youth is any indication…

And Amanda Boyden is no Bret Easton Ellis…

WARNING TO PARENTS: If your kids are in Elementary School – Grades 6 thru’ 9 – or in High School – Grades 9 thru’ 12… you might want to read this trashy titled book BEFORE they do – and if it’s after… you may want to talk to them about it and the life-style of under-age sex, drugs, and violence it reflects…

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saadia12
Aug 18, 2009

A very raw and real book; touching and unexpected, a great read.

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Michael
Aug 22, 2009

Michael thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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Michael
Aug 22, 2009

"perpetuating the contagion of preteen paroxysm"

...I'm not kidding... 'that's' in there! lol

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