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Mar 17 2010

A Year in Girl Hell - Trashed by Meredith Costain

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Hardie Grant Egmont, 2009. ISBN 9781921502316

(Ages 10 and up) Recommended. The final book in the series begins with Alysha finally being accepted into the shinies. No longer is she the girl standing on the side who gets sent on errands and is tested constantly to see if she is worthy of the popularity. The only problem is, Alysha is starting to question whether she really wants to give up her old, caring friends and join the manipulative, popular group. To remain in the shinies she will need to starve herself, and demonstrate that she can be as controlling and nasty as the 'Chuck Twins' Jayde and Paige. A feel-good ending to the series.
Donella Reed

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