Bromley Girls (Paperback)
But how can Emily stay angry with Phoebe, who shares Emily’s fascination with knights and the Middle Ages, when Phoebe has put herself on a dangerously stringent diet and is sinking into an ever-deeper obsession with losing weight?
In a story about the search for identity and the triumph of friendship over bigotry, Emily discovers a knack for leadership as she copes with Phoebe’s snubs, a newborn brother, a know-it-all classmate addicted to true-love magazines, a whiz kid who thinks he’s James Dean, a fifteen-year-old fencer with an intriguing scar, and a surprise assignment that brings everyone together. Will the Bromley girls rise above their prejudice? Will Emily and Phoebe be best friends again?
About the Author
--Taylor Morris, author of BFF Breakup
With Bromley Girls, Martha Mendelsohn has written a novel that manages to be funny and sincere, poignant and light. In its telling of the story of the new girl, a Jewish one at that, at a WASPy 1950s prep school, the book deftly weaves teenage alienation with friendship and budding romance. Most of all, in its comic, very human details, from the crushes on James Dean to the clothes the girls wear, the novel rings true.
--Asher Price, author of Year of the Dunk: A Modest Defiance of Gravity