Gossip of the Starlings

Gossip of the Starlings

eBook - 2008
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When Catherine Morrow is admitted to the Esther Percy School for Girls, it's on the condition that she reform her ways. But that's before the beautiful and charismatic Skye Butterfield, daughter of the famous Senator Butterfield, chooses Catherine for her best friend. Skye is in love with danger and the thrill of breaking rules, taking risks, and crossing boundaries, no matter the stakes. The problem is, the stakes keep getting higher, and Catherine can neither resist Skye nor stop her from taking down everyone around her. De Gramont's chilling novel is a portrait of the seductions of adolescence in all their beauty and terror. Caught in this alluring world, the girls of Esther Percy are optimistic and willful, loving and selfish, daring and cruel -- all the while believing they're utterly indestructible.
"Sparkles with an intense exuberance . . . it trumps Catcher in the Rye and A Separate Peace...Gossip of the Starlings will join that shelf reserved for literary classics." -- Providence Sunday Journal
Publisher: [New York] : Algonquin Books, 2008
ISBN: 9781565126411
Characteristics: 1 online resource (276 pages)
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Aug 17, 2012

Quick, almost dreamy read. I didn't know that I had a stereotype of privileged boarding school teens in the early 1980s until I read this, and then of course this played into every aspect of those preconceptions.


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