September Girls is a stunning coming-of-age novel about first loves, oblivious parents, sibling rivalries--and mermaids. This imaginative and painfully honest book garnered five starred reviews, including one from ALA Booklist that proclaimed it "a rare and lovely novel, deserving of attention from discriminating readers."
Whisked away by his father to an unusual beach town in the Outer Banks, Sam finds himself having the summer vacation most guys dream of. He's surrounded by beautiful blonde girls, and, better yet, they all seem inexplicably attracted to him. But there's definitely something strange about the Girls. They only wear flats because heels make their feet bleed. They never go swimming in the water. And they all want something from him.
Sam falls for one of the Girls, DeeDee, and begins an unexpected summer romance. But as they get closer, she pulls away without explanation. Sam knows that if he is going to win her back, he'll have to learn the Girls' secret.
Bennett Madison, critically acclaimed author of The Blonde of the Joke, brings a mix of lyrical writing, psychologically complex characters, and sardonic humor to this young adult novel. September Girls is perfect for fans of the irreverent wit of Ned Vizzini and the seductive magic of fairy tales retold.
Level 5.1, 12 Points
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|Grouping Title||september girls|
|Grouping Author||madison bennett|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-11-15 22:45:21PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-11-14 23:56:22PM|
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|display_description||Vacationing in a sleepy beach town for the summer, Sam is pursued by hordes of blonde girls before falling in love with the unusual DeeDee, who compels him to uncover secrets about the community's ocean-dwelling inhabitants.|
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000417489|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|HarperTeen,|©2013.|342 pages ; 22 cm., overdrive:bad8bfb7-48bd-403a-904a-c8082b8bfac2|eBook|eBook||English|HarperCollins|2013||
|subject_facet||Love stories, American, Mermaids -- Fiction, Secrets -- Fiction, Vacations -- Fiction, Young adult fiction|
|title_full||September Girls, September girls / Bennett Madison|
|topic_facet||Folklore, Love stories, American, Mermaids, Secrets, Vacations, Young Adult Fiction, Young adult fiction|