The Princesses of Iowa

The Princesses of Iowa

Book - 2012
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After being involved in a drunk driving accident in the spring, Paige Sheridan spends the summer in Paris as an au-pair and then returns to her suburban Iowa existence for her senior year of high school, where she begins to wonder if she wants more out life than being popular, having a handsome boyfriend and all the latest clothes, and being a member of the social elite.
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780763653125
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Characteristics: 442 p. ; 22 cm


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Chapel_Hill_KatieJ Feb 09, 2016

Paige and her friends Nikki and Lacey have been planning to be Homecoming Princesses together since they were children. A drunk driving accident after their junior year fractures their friendship, and makes Paige reexamine everything in her life. There are a lot of good parts of this book; Paige’s growth in creative writing class, her realization that even the uncool kids in high school have meaningful friendships, her relationship with her sister, and her sudden decision to stand up to intolerance. However, there are some bizarre elements to the book that really take away from it. Paige’s mother is completely unrealistic. She says horrible things to Paige throughout the book, and wants her daughter to be engaged by the end of high school. Paige’s summer in Paris is a strange, meaningless sidenote in the book. Paige’s willingness to go back to her terrible boyfriend over and over again isn’t believable either if readers are supposed to believe that Paige is really changing.

Sep 06, 2014

This book is amazing! it challenges your perception of life and high school and it will make you want to free-write

Jul 31, 2014

Amazing book!

Jan 09, 2013

Amazing!! I would recommended this book to any teenage girl.

Sep 11, 2012

So good. About trying to be perfect, succeeding, then hating it and finding your actual self.


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Sep 11, 2012

jacksonsgf thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over


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