Huzzah! Lois Duncan's first novel is back in print, thanks to Lizzie Skurnick books! Duncan's regular readers might be surprised; no dead teachers make an appearance, no ghosts, no evil ghosts lurking about the fringes. However, something else is lurking: the structure of class, and the difference between haves and have nots.
Lynn Chambers is a girl of her times: she has good friends, an irritating little sister, a boyfriend who just went to college but she gets to wear his ring around her neck. At the start of her senior year, she finds out that a woman has decided to have a debutante season in Rivertown. All the upper class girls in Lynn's circle are thrilled. Lynn is beyond excited. However, her father puts his foot down: no daughter of his will be a deb. For the first time in her life, Lynn is an outsider.
However, being an outsider isn't that bad. She gets to know Annie Masters, a wonderful artist who is on the wrong side of the tracks; Annie's brother Dirk, who is crushing on Lynn. Lynn finds out her senior year that there are all types of people, and there's a difference in how they are treated by social class. This is a fantastic debut for Lizzie Skurnick books!!!
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