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The Trouble with Lexie by Jessica Anya Blau
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The Trouble with Lexie

by Jessica Anya Blau

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Because Jessica Anya Blau writes beautifully I've given this book 3.5 stars. The story itself probably doesn't rate that high. It was a little boring at times, somewhat trite, and ended rather disappointingly, but it did have compelling elements.

The main character is a young woman from a less-than-ideal background who has worked hard to overcome her past by acquiring higher education and landing a job miles away from home in an elite boarding school as a high school counselor. She is dedicated, talented, and seemingly popular among her students and colleagues, and has carved out a comfortable life for herself that includes good friends and a fiance. But the normalcy and stability she's achieved -- and craved since childhood -- may not be as satisfying as she suspected, or maybe someone with such inauspicious origins is not equipped to sustain them. Or maybe these are the excuses a person conjures in order to grant oneself permission to jump off the deep end. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0062416456, Paperback)

From the beloved author of The Summer of Naked Swim Parties and The Wonder Bread Summer comes the jaw-dropping story of Lexie James, a counselor at an exclusive New England prep school, whose search for happiness lands her in unexpectedly wild trouble.

Lexie James escaped: after being abandoned by her alcoholic father, and kicked out of the apartment to make room for her mother’s boyfriend, Lexie made it on her own. She earned a Masters degree, conquered terrifying panic attacks, got engaged to the nicest guy she’d ever met, and landed a counseling job at the prestigious Ruxton Academy, a prep school for the moneyed children of the elite.

But as her wedding date nears, Lexie has doubts. Yes, she’s created the stable life she craved as a child, but is stability really what she wants? In her moment of indecision, Lexie strikes up a friendship with a Ruxton alumnus, the father of her favorite student. It’s a relationship that blows open Lexie’s carefully constructed life, and then dunks her into shocking situations with headline-worthy trouble.

The perfect cocktail of naughtiness, heart, adventure and humor, The Trouble with Lexie is a wild and poignant story of the choices we make to outrun our childhoods—and the choices we have to make to outrun our entangled adult lives.

(retrieved from Amazon Sat, 20 Feb 2016 16:23:46 -0500)

"From the beloved author of The Summer of Naked Swim Parties and The Wonder Bread Summer comes the jaw-dropping story of Lexie James, a counselor at an exclusive New England prep school, whose search for happiness lands her in unexpectedly wild trouble. Lexie James escaped: after being abandoned by her alcoholic father, and kicked out of the apartment to make room for her mother's boyfriend, Lexie made it on her own. She earned a Masters degree, conquered terrifying panic attacks, got engaged to the nicest guy she'd ever met, and landed a counseling job at the prestigious Ruxton Academy, a prep school for the moneyed children of the elite. But as her wedding date nears, Lexie has doubts. Yes, she's created the stable life she craved as a child, but is stability really what she wants? In her moment of indecision, Lexie strikes up a friendship with a Ruxton alumnus, the father of her favorite student. It's a relationship that blows open Lexie's carefully constructed life, and then dunks her into shocking situations with headline-worthy trouble. The perfect cocktail of naughtiness, heart, adventure and humor, The Trouble with Lexie is a wild and poignant story of the choices we make to outrun our childhoods--and the choices we have to make to outrun our entangled adult lives"--… (more)

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