JET SET by Carrie Karasyov


Age Range: 14 & up
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Yearning to put down roots after years of moving because of her career-Army dad, sophomore and rising tennis champ Lucy Peterson earns a scholarship to the elite Van Pelt Academy in Switzerland while her family is stationed in Germany. Uncertain of how to fit in among the world’s aristocracy, she instantly befriends Sophia, a fellow outsider who knows everyone’s secrets—and has a secret of her own. After too many snubbings by “the Diamonds”—two princesses and a Greek shipping heiress—she helps Sophia pull off a devious prank that could jeopardize her scholarship and her standing among her classmates. But when Lucy regrets her decision later and confronts her new friend, Sophia declares war. Even a romance with Antony is clouded by doubts about his character—and constant thoughts of fellow teammate Prince Oliver. Whom, then, can she trust? Lucy must start with herself. Part Gossip Girl, part Cinderella, this lighthearted, designer-label–laden look at teen relationship angst is predictable yet entertaining. (Fiction. YA)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-06-143177-7
Page count: 256pp
Publisher: HarperTeen
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 2008


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