Empress of the World (Google eBook)

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Penguin, May 26, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
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Nicola Lancaster is spending her summer at the Siegel Institute, a hothouse of smart, intense teenagers. She soon falls in with Katrina (Manic Computer Chick), Isaac (Nice-Guy-Despite-Himself), Kevin (Inarticulate Composer) . . . and Battle, a beautiful blond dancer. The two become friends--and then, startlingly, more than friends. What do you do when you think you're attracted to guys, and then you meet a girl who steals your heart? A trailblazing debut, reissued with an introduction by acclaimed author David Levithan, and copious back matter, including three graphic novel stories by Sara Ryan (and artists Steve Leiber, Dylan Meconis, and Natalie Nourigat) about the characters.

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LOVED... sweet and educational at the same time. - Goodreads
I also found the ending somewhat unsatisfying... - Goodreads
This is a lesbian love story. - Goodreads
Sara Ryan is an amazing writer. - Goodreads
The ending to this book is a bit abrupt. - Goodreads
The writing was very sensitive and the story adorable. - Goodreads

Review: Empress of the World (Battle Hall Davies #1)

User Review  - Brittany - Goodreads

kinda dull, very trope-y but it was exactly what I expected and wanted so I finished as a satisfied reader. Read full review

Review: Empress of the World (Battle Hall Davies #1)

User Review  - Kayla - Goodreads

I did not like this book at all. It was hard to get into, so hard to feel for the characters and genuinely like any of them. The story wasn't as addicting as I hoped it would be, and even though the ... Read full review

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June 14 4 pm Prucher Hall Auditorium
30 am My Room
30 am My Room
30 am Prucher Hall Lobby
27 pm My Room
24 pm Student Services Office
37 pm My Room
30 am Parents Weekend Brunch
39 pm Battles Room
45 pm Underneath the Big Tree in the Courtyard
July 19 7 pm Katrinas Room
56 pm Battles Room
30 am Katrinas Room
42 pm Under the Big Tree in the Courtyard
30 am Library
40 pm Riverbank

47 pm My Room
30 am Volleyball Courts
30 pm Archaeology Classroom
30 pm My Room
July 13 5 pm Up in the Big Tree in the Courtyard
30 am My Room
30 am My Room
30 am Outside Katrinas Room
47 pm My Room
00 am Shower
42 pm My Room
12 pm My Room
12 pm Up in the Big Tree in the Courtyard
August 16 7 pm Cafeteria

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About the author (2003)

Sara Ryan is a librarian as well as the author of the sequel to this book, The Rules for Hearts, and the upcoming Bad Houses, a graphic novel illustrated by Carla Speed McNeil. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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