BASS ACKWARDS AND BELLY UP by Elizabeth Craft

BASS ACKWARDS AND BELLY UP

Age Range: 14 & up
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Call this chick-lit rip-off, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants: After Graduation. Four young women from Boulder know they will remain best friends even though they are about to spend their first college semester apart. But on their last night together, Harper drops the bomb: She will skip college and live in her parents’ basement to write the Great American Novel. The truth: Harper was rejected by NYU and never applied to any safety schools. Suddenly, Kate and Sophie, inspired by Harper’s freedom, bail on college too. It will be the “Year of Dreams,” as Sophie tackles the Hollywood façade to achieve her dream of acting; Becca, the only one to go to college, challenges herself to succeed on the ski team and in love; Kate leaves behind her pre-law track at Harvard, jets to Europe, and finds her dream; and Harper faces the reality of her lie and its impact on her best friends. While this story lacks the magic—literally and figuratively—of the Sisterhood novels, it’s sure to find similar fans. (Fiction. YA)

Pub Date: May 1st, 2006
ISBN: 0-316-05793-2
Page count: 416pp
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 2006




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