Synopses & Reviews
Nicola Lancaster is spending the summer at the Siegel Institute Summer Program for Gifted Youth a hothouse of smart, articulate, intense teenagers living like college students for eight weeks. Nic's had theater friends and orchestra friends, but never just friend
friends. And she's certainly never had a relationship. But on the very first day, she falls in with Katrina the Manic Computer Girl, Isaac the Nice-Guy-Despite-Himself, Kevin the Inarticulate Composer...and Battle. Battle Hall Davies is a beautiful blonde dancer from North Carolina. She's everything Nic isn't. Soon the two are friends and then, startlingly, more than friends. What do you do when you think you're attracted to guys, and then you meet a girl who steals your heart?
Empress of the World is the remarkable debut novel from Sara Ryan a book so funny, poignant, and true that it will steal your heart, too.
This groundbreaking novel tackles teen sexuality head on. Nicola Lancaster spends a summer at a program for gifted youths who live like college students for eight weeks. During that time, Nic becomes friends with beautiful blonde Battle Hall Davies. She's everything that Nic isn't, but startlingly, the two soon become more than friends.