Bright Young Things, Volume 1

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HarperCollins, Oct 12, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 400 pages
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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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What an amazing ending! - LibraryThing
The plot of Bright Young Things was awesomeeeeee. - LibraryThing
The best part about this novel is hands-down the plot. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - LoftyIslanders - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kat (Le Pauvre Cśur) - Goodreads

This was going to be a four star for me, but the last 50 pages just killed it. It's 1929. Cordelia and Letty live in a sleepy, restricting town in Ohio, where they're either ignored completely or ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Anna Godbersen was born in Berkeley, California, and educated at Barnard College. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she is at work on the sequel to The Lucky Ones.

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