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Art Girls Are Easy

Art Girls Are Easy

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by Julie Klausner
     
 

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Fifteen-year-old Indigo Hamlisch is an art prodigy looking forward to her last summer at the Silver Springs Academy for Fine and Performing Arts for Girls. But her BFF Lucy Serrano is a C.I.T. this year, and that means she doesn't have to hang out with Indigo and the other campers anymore: she can mingle with the counselors -- including Indigo's scandalous and

Overview

Fifteen-year-old Indigo Hamlisch is an art prodigy looking forward to her last summer at the Silver Springs Academy for Fine and Performing Arts for Girls. But her BFF Lucy Serrano is a C.I.T. this year, and that means she doesn't have to hang out with Indigo and the other campers anymore: she can mingle with the counselors -- including Indigo's scandalous and unrequited crush, paint-splattered art instructor Nick Estep. But it's not like anything is going to happen between Lucy and Nick... right?
As Indy becomes more and more paranoid about what's going on between her best friend and her favorite counselor, Indy's life -- and her work -- spin hilariously out of control. Funny and bold, Art Girls Are Easy is a comedy of errors filtered through the wry, satirical eyes of a girl who's been there, done that, and is just looking for a little inspiration.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up—Fifteen-year-old Indigo Hamlisch has been going to Silver Springs Art Academy for Fine and Performing Arts for Girls, an upscale art retreat complete with gourmet food and luxurious accommodations, since she was seven. This is her last summer and she cannot wait to see her best friend, aspiring actress Lucy, and her longtime crush, art teacher Nick. However, this year a rift comes between the girls. Indy believes she finally has a chance with Nick, but becomes jealous when she thinks Lucy has hooked up with him. She is led by her bunkmate to spy on her best friend. Though the plot is not the most inventive, for a light story it reads well. There's some sex, swearing, and drug use. However, the main character is fairly innocent and no episode is particularly explicit. This title calls to mind Cecily Von Ziegesar's "Gossip Girl" series (Little, Brown), and it will appeal to artistic teens, who will be inspired by the variety of creative projects the characters make, and readers wanting an escape from boring summer jobs.—Liz Zylstra, County of Prince Edward Public Library, Picton, Ontario
From the Publisher
Praise for Art Girls Are Easy:
"Read everything Julie Klausner writes and listen to everything Julie Klausner says. She is hilarious, wise and smarter than you.
She has a way of writing that makes you feel included. She is sharp and warm at the same time. I adore her"—Amy Poehler, actress and comedian
Amy Poehler
Praise for Art Girls Are Easy:
"Read everything Julie Klausner writes and listen to everything Julie Klausner says. She is hilarious, wise and smarter than you.
She has a way of writing that makes you feel included. She is sharp and warm at the same time. I adore her"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316233972
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
05/07/2013
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
268
Sales rank:
1,029,966
File size:
468 KB
Age Range:
15 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Julie Klausner is a New York City-based writer/performer. She is the author of a memoir called I Don't Care About Your Band, which was optioned by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's production company, and the host of a weekly podcast called How Was Your Week. Julie is a regular contributor to Vulture.com, where she writes about Real Housewives and makes videos, and she also writes for television, including shows like Billy on the Street and Best Week Ever. Her website, predictably, is julieklausner.com. Art Girls Are Easy is her first book for young adults.

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Art Girls Are Easy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Katelyn Hensel for Readers' Favorite This is Indigo’s last summer at the prestigious Arts Summer Academy she’s been attending since she was a kid. As an up and coming genius in the art world, Indi is unsure how she can top last summer’s amazing artwork piece about her mother’s death. Also, her best friend Lucy aged out of camp last year. Now, Lucy is back as a counselor, and is rumored to have been dating Indie’s crush, the sexy instructor Nick. Indie spends the summer fighting jealousy, indecision, lack of inspiration, and dance disasters, all while trying to find the person she was meant to be.  I love Indi’s story. She is exactly the kind of girl that I would have wanted to hang out with in high school. The descriptions of her parents and her relationship with Lucy were wonderful: descriptive without dragging, and injecting humor into the normal back story segment. I also loved that she was so artsy. You would expect that, this being a book about a girl’s creative arts camp, but it was still fun to hear. You get a crash course in things like Ballet, Art, Writing, Drama, Music, etc. All without it sounding like a lecture, and without dragging the story down with explanations.  The narrator has the perfect voice qualities of a teenage girl. She could change her voice to sound young and immature, naïve and sweet, or like an old grumpy man with a great amount of dexterity. It was wonderful and I loved it. The one critique I have was that she made almost all of the teen girls sound either rude and dramatic, or silly and dumb. There was a lot of “Like, OMG” from all of the other girls except the main characters. It left the other campers sounding like cardboard characters with no dimension. A bit stereotypical, but then again, stereotypes exist for a reason. Overall, Art Girls Are Easy is a fabulous teen drama. Artsy kids of any flavor of creative arts will adore this book, and it may actually teach them a thing or two about growing up and life in general.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago