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The Year of Secret Assignments

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ISBN13: 9780439498821
ISBN10: 0439498821
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Publisher Comments:

Three girls. Three boys. Two rival schools.

This could get messy.

The Ashbury-Brookfield pen pal program is designed to bring together the two rival schools in a spirit of harmony and "the Joy of the Envelope." But when Cassie, Lydia, and Emily send their first letters to Matthew, Charlie, and Sebastian, things don't go quite as planned. What starts out as a simple letter exchange soon leads to secret missions, false alarms, lock picking, mistaken identities, and an all-out war between the schools--not to mention some really excellent kissing.

Review:

"'Once again, Moriarty uses an epistolary format to bring to life the voices of contemporary teens in an Australian private school,' said PW, of this tale that contains elements of mystery, romance and revenge. Ages 12-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

The Ashbury-Brookfield pen pal program is designed to bring together the two rival schools in a spirit of harmony. But what starts out as a simple letter exchange between three boys and three girls soon leads to secret missions, mistaken identities, and an all-out war between the schools.

About the Author

Jaclyn Moriarty grew up in Sydney, Australia, with 4 sisters, 1 brother, 2 dogs, and 12 chickens. She studied law at the University of Sydney, Yale, and Cambridge, and worked as an entertainment lawyer before she wrote the Ashbury High novels, including THE YEAR OF SECRET ASSIGNMENTS, THE MURDER OF BINDY MACKENZIE, and THE GHOSTS OF ASHBURY HIGH. She still lives in Sydney, with her little boy, Charlie.

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Erin M, September 29, 2011 (view all comments by Erin M)
On the surface, it's just a silly epistolary novel for kids, with some truly ridiculous cover art - but it's a lot more than that, too. There are your standard-issue romances, and they're handled really well, but the real magic is in the friendship between three private-school girls (Lydia, Cassie, and Emily), who are smart and funny and there for each other all the time. The story is told through their letters - to each other, and to three boys at a neighboring public school, as an English class project. Perhaps most impressive is the fact that Jaclyn Moriarty juggles so many characters and voices and manages to keep each one perfectly distinct. When a new letter begins, you know who's writing it without even looking at the heading, and you're always excited to see this person again.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780439498821
Publisher:
Scholastic Paperbacks
Subject:
Friendship
Author:
Moriarty, Jaclyn
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Friendship
Subject:
High schools
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Friendship
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Description:
Mass Market Paperbound
Publication Date:
20050401
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in
Age Level:
from 12

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Product details 352 pages Scholastic Paperbacks - English 9780439498821 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'Once again, Moriarty uses an epistolary format to bring to life the voices of contemporary teens in an Australian private school,' said PW, of this tale that contains elements of mystery, romance and revenge. Ages 12-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , The Ashbury-Brookfield pen pal program is designed to bring together the two rival schools in a spirit of harmony. But what starts out as a simple letter exchange between three boys and three girls soon leads to secret missions, mistaken identities, and an all-out war between the schools.
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