The Girls

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Penguin, Jun 1, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 128 pages
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The girls: Maya, Brianna, Darcy, Renee?and popular, fascinating, dangerous Candace. Five friends ruled by one ringleader who plays games to test their loyalty?and then decides who's in the group and who's out. Each of the girls has her say in this fast-paces and absolute believable novel set in the war zone of middle school cliques. The author of the highly appraised The Ashwater Experience, Amy Koss has once again crafted a "truly original piece of fiction brimming with humor and insight. " (Starred Horn Book Review for The Ashwater Experience)

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User Review  - mmeharvey - LibraryThing

This book is told from the point of view of four different girls in grade seven. It is a realistic portrayal of the challenges and social difficulties young girls face. Reminiscent of Mean Girls, I would recommended this text as a must read for all middle school students-not just girls. Read full review

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User Review  - Cathy Jaskiewicz - Goodreads

This will be a good read for those girls who are more socially-inclined than readers in my fifth grade classroom. It's short, easy to read, and keeps the reader interested (if the reader is interested ... Read full review

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Amy Goldman Koss is the author of several highly praised teen novels, including "The Girls," an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and ALA Quick Picks Top Ten selection, and an IRA Young Adult Choice. She lives in Glendale, California, with her family.

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