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The Ashleys rule Miss Gamble's Preparatory School for Girls. They are gorgeous, rich, impeccably fashion forward, and, yes, all named Ashley. Lauren Page has gone to the same school with them her whole life, and the Ashleys, if forced to remember, might recall only a faint memory of shoving mud in the poor girl's mouth in kindergarten.

But Lauren Page is no longer the mud-eating loser she once was. And though she has completely changed her exterior from bargain-basement cast-offs to off-the-runway couture (props, of course, to her new personal shopper) she is still the same person on the inside. And that person has had enough of the current regime.

Look out, Ashleys. There's a new name in school.

Review:

"A line from the movie Heathers is one of two epigraphs to this series debut (the other is Groucho Marx's quip about refusing to join any club that would have him as a member); although de la Cruz's (the Au Pairs series) writing lacks the wit of these sources, it has the same snarky baby-barricuda-meets-credit-card appeal of another possible inspiration, Lisi Harrison's Clique books. Here, a trio of privileged, pretty and petty girls, all named Ashley, rule the seventh grade at Miss Gamble's exclusive private school in San Francisco. Smart Lauren Page has been a target of their bullying since kindergarten, but now that her dad has struck it rich, she has scored a major makeover and launched a mission: 'First she was going to join the Ashleys. And then she was going to destroy them.' The author lards her writing with copious references to designers, restaurants and imagined habits of the mega-rich (Lauren flies the Ashleys to L.A. on a private plane for a day of shopping). The Ashleys' contempt for Lauren doesn't diminish despite her blandishments; they are cruel to her and even to one another. Disappointingly, Lauren would rather be liked by the Ashleys than wreak revenge, and she has no scheme anyway. She's nowhere mean enough to be a match for the queen bee, who hatches all the best plots even though everyone hates her; but she's not nice enough to make readers root for her, either. Ages 9-13." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

In her first-ever tween series, the author of the bestselling Au Pairs books channels "Heathers" with this introduction to the Ashleys--three private-school princesses and one new kid, whose real name is Lauren, who discovers theres nothing scarier than seventh grade.

About the Author

Melissa de la Cruz is the author of the novel Cat's Meow and the co-author of How to Become Famous in Two Weeks or Less. Her work has been translated into several languages. She writes regularly for Marie Claire, Gotham, Hamptons, and Lifetime magazines and has contributed to the New York Times, Glamour, Allure, and McSweeney's. She recently moved from New York City and now lives in Los Angeles with her husband. She has never dared use her cell phone on the Hampton Jitney. This is not her dog.

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ridewitme.ashley, January 11, 2014 (view all comments by ridewitme.ashley)
This was one of my favorite books years ago and I still find myself checking it out time and time again. It's a great read with just enough drama
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416934066
Author:
De La Cruz, Melissa
Publisher:
Aladdin Paperbacks
Photographer:
Moenks, Roger
Author:
Cruz, Melissa de La
Author:
Moenks, Roger
Author:
de La Cruz, Melissa
Subject:
Situations / New Experience
Subject:
Social Issues - New Experience
Subject:
Social Issues - Peer Pressure
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
Preparatory school students
Subject:
High schools
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Ashleys
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Children/juvenile
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
09-13

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A line from the movie Heathers is one of two epigraphs to this series debut (the other is Groucho Marx's quip about refusing to join any club that would have him as a member); although de la Cruz's (the Au Pairs series) writing lacks the wit of these sources, it has the same snarky baby-barricuda-meets-credit-card appeal of another possible inspiration, Lisi Harrison's Clique books. Here, a trio of privileged, pretty and petty girls, all named Ashley, rule the seventh grade at Miss Gamble's exclusive private school in San Francisco. Smart Lauren Page has been a target of their bullying since kindergarten, but now that her dad has struck it rich, she has scored a major makeover and launched a mission: 'First she was going to join the Ashleys. And then she was going to destroy them.' The author lards her writing with copious references to designers, restaurants and imagined habits of the mega-rich (Lauren flies the Ashleys to L.A. on a private plane for a day of shopping). The Ashleys' contempt for Lauren doesn't diminish despite her blandishments; they are cruel to her and even to one another. Disappointingly, Lauren would rather be liked by the Ashleys than wreak revenge, and she has no scheme anyway. She's nowhere mean enough to be a match for the queen bee, who hatches all the best plots even though everyone hates her; but she's not nice enough to make readers root for her, either. Ages 9-13." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , In her first-ever tween series, the author of the bestselling Au Pairs books channels "Heathers" with this introduction to the Ashleys--three private-school princesses and one new kid, whose real name is Lauren, who discovers theres nothing scarier than seventh grade.
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