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Bright Young Things (edition 2010)

by Anna Godbersen

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Title:Bright Young Things
Authors:Anna Godbersen
Info:HarperCollins (2010), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 400 pages
Collections:2012 (inactive), Your library, Read but unowned
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Tags:1920s, historical fiction, flappers, gangsters, bootleggers, Prohibition, Jazz Age, New York City, Broadway, rags to riches, runaway bride, friendship, young adult

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Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen

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    Ingenue by Jillian Larkin (Hollerama)
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    Vixen by Lila Fine (Hollerama)
    Hollerama: Both are YA historical fiction series set during the 1920s.
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    The Luxe by Anna Godbersen (Hollerama)
    Hollerama: Both YA historical fiction series by Anna Godbersen.
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I really liked this book! The author does an amazing job of emerging the reader into the roaring twenties. It is a story of two girls trying to find themselves in Manhattan after living in a small Ohio town. One girl dreams of being an actress and the other wants to find her father, who is a famous bootlegger. There is romance, (some forbidden), glamour, swanky outfits, and some new vocabulary to learn for those like me who were not as familiar with the time period. If you are looking for something new to read that is not dystopian or supernatural, or you like the 1920's and all its fashion and sparkle, you will love this book! ( )
  LoftyIslanders | Apr 26, 2014 |
So not The Luxe. ( )
  Brainannex | Oct 26, 2013 |
Slow, tedious, and boring. This was ten dollars wasted. ( )
  Sunflower38 | Apr 11, 2013 |
I can't remember when I tried reading this; just that it was awful. I am NOT the sort who can normally figure out "whodunit", but I had the plot figured out to this within the first chapter. ( )
  amandamay83 | Apr 2, 2013 |
It's free on Nook this week!

And with 4 pages in I gave up. Ugh.
  pam.enser | Apr 1, 2013 |
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The year is 1929. New York is ruled by the Bright Young Things: flappers and socialites seeking thrills and chasing dreams in the anything-goes era of the Roaring Twenties.

Letty Larkspur and Cordelia Grey escaped their small Midwestern town for New York's glittering metropolis. All Letty wants is to see her name in lights, but she quickly discovers Manhattan is filled with pretty girls who will do anything to be a star. . . .

Cordelia is searching for the father she's never known, a man as infamous for his wild parties as he is for his shadowy schemes. Overnight, she enters a world more thrilling and glamorous than she ever could have imagined—and more dangerous. It's a life anyone would kill for . . . and someone will.

The only person Cordelia can trust is ­Astrid Donal, a flapper who seems to have it all: money, looks, and the love of Cordelia's brother, Charlie. But Astrid's perfect veneer hides a score of family secrets.

Across the vast lawns of Long Island, in the ­illicit speakeasies of Manhattan, and on the blindingly lit stages of Broadway, the three girls' fortunes will rise and fall—together and apart. From the New York Times bestselling author of The Luxe comes an epic new series set in the dizzying last summer of the Jazz Age.
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In the spring of 1929, eighteen-year-old Cordelia Grey and her stage-struck friend Letty Larkspur run away from their small Ohio town to seek their fortunes in New York City and soon find themselves drawn into situations and relationships, particularly with the dazzling Astrid Donal, that change their lives forever.… (more)

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