Fly on the Wall: How One Girl Saw Everything

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Random House Children's Books, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 182 pages
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From E. Lockhart, author of the highly acclaimed, New York Times bestseller We Were Liars, which John Green called "utterly unforgettable," and the uproarious and heartwarming Ruby Oliver novels, comes the fast-paced and hysterically funny Fly on the Wall.

At the Manhattan School for Art and Music, where everyone is “different” and everyone is “special,” Gretchen Yee feels ordinary. She's the kind of girl who sits alone at lunch, drawing pictures of Spider-Man, so she won't have to talk to anyone; who has a crush on Titus but won't do anything about it; who has no one to hang out with when her best (and only real) friend Katya is busy.

One day, Gretchen wishes that she could be a fly on the wall in the boys' locker room–just to learn more about guys. What are they really like? What do they really talk about? Are they really cretins most of the time?

Fly on the Wall is the story of how that wish comes true.

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User Review  - Stevie - Goodreads

I debated between 2 and 3 stars for a long time and I even gave this book 2 stars to begin with but I decided to go with 3 stars instead. I didn't like Gretchen for over half the book and the ending ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jenna - Goodreads

This was super cute. It was a deliberately Kafka-esque look at teen romance. Lockhart gets a serious nod for (what feels to me) a realistic portrayal of the boys' locker room, and for the bit on ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

E. Lockhart is the author of the highly acclaimed New York Times bestseller We Were Liars and the Ruby Oliver quartet (The Boyfriend List, The Boy Book, The Treasure Map of Boys, and Real Live Boyfriends), as well as Fly on the Wall, Dramarama, and How to Be Bad (the last with Sarah Mlynowski and Lauren Myracle). Her novel The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks was a Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book, a finalist for the National Book Award, and winner of a Cybils Award for Best Young Adult Novel. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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