Laura Ruby

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Good Girls

book | Fiction | 2006
US → HarperCollins
UK → HarperCollins
ANZ → HarperCollins
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Some people would say this is the story of a photograph. How it was taken, and what happened to me after the whole world saw it.

And it is.

But it's also the story of a lot of other things. A boy so beautiful he's like a punch to the throat. Best friends -- the outrageous old ones and the out-of-the-blue new. It's about fishnets and eyebrow rings and a chick named Hamlet. Kick lines at lumber yards and conga lines at prom. Crying in cars and gazing at stars. Mistakes, misunderstandings and misconceptions. Good girls, bad boys, and everyone in between.

This is a story about love.

So, look at the picture all you want.

I am so much more than what you see.

Roxane Edouard manages the translation rights for Good Girls

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Fanucci Editore
Good Girls

Pervaded by melancholy, witty, frank about sex, at pains not to indulge in stereotyping, Good Girls will undoubtedly appeal to readers made savvy about the otherworld of American school life.

Financial Times

A frank, realistic portrayal of teen life.
Voice of Youth Advocates Starred Review

Teens will enjoy Ruby's frank message…[T]he book will appeal to teens who've matured beyond Cecily von Ziegesar's Gossip Girl series.
School Library Journal

A page turner that tells a powerful truth about girls and about our culture. Chris Crutcher

Frank, fearless, and very funny, Laura Ruby explodes stereotypes. E. Lockhart, author of The Boyfriend List and Fly on the Wall

Clear-eyed and perfectly pitched, this is an incredibly brave story, and Laura Ruby is a writer to watch. Lisa Tucker, author of The Song Reader

Good Girls sizzles with passion, insight, humor, and wisdom. A stunning read. Rosemary Graham, author of Thou Shalt Not Dump the Skater-Dude and Other Commandments I Have Broken

A brave, funny, and realistic love story about high school seniors and the assumptions they all make about each other. Carol Weston, author of For Girls Only and Girltalk

Fasten your seatbelts! Good Girls never lets up. Harrowing, honest, poignant, and wickedly funny, Laura Ruby's so-good novel comes out swinging, challenging the stereotypes of what it means to be "good" while exploring what it means to be true. Libba Bray, Printz Award winning author of Going Bovine

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