Chocolates for Breakfast [NOOK Book]

Overview

Courtney Farrell is a disaffected, sexually precocious fifteen-year-old. She splits her time between Manhattan, where her father works in publishing, and Los Angeles, where her mother is a still-beautiful Hollywood actress. After a boarding-school crush on a female teacher ends badly, Courtney sets out to learn everything fast. Her first drink is a very dry martini, and her first kiss the beginning of a full-blown love affair with an older man.

A riveting coming-of-age story, ...

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Chocolates for Breakfast

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Overview

Courtney Farrell is a disaffected, sexually precocious fifteen-year-old. She splits her time between Manhattan, where her father works in publishing, and Los Angeles, where her mother is a still-beautiful Hollywood actress. After a boarding-school crush on a female teacher ends badly, Courtney sets out to learn everything fast. Her first drink is a very dry martini, and her first kiss the beginning of a full-blown love affair with an older man.

A riveting coming-of-age story, Chocolates for Breakfast became an international sensation upon its initial publication in 1956, and it still stands out as a shocking and moving account of the way teenagers collide, often disastrously, against love and sex for the first time.

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Editorial Reviews

Glamour
Shocks and shocks again.
Chicago Tribune
[An] appallingly frank first novel by an extraordinarily precocious artist.
New York Times
Not very long ago it would have been regarded as shocking to find girls in their teens reading the kind of books they’re now writing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062246929
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/25/2013
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 39,790
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Pamela Moore was an American writer educated at Rosemary Hall and Barnard College. Her first book, Chocolates for Breakfast, was published when she was eighteen and became an international bestseller. Moore went on to write four more novels, but none of these enjoyed the success of her first. She died in 1964 at the age of twenty-six, while at work on her final, unpublished novel, Kathy on the Rocks.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2013

    A very different view of growing up. Bracing like a stiff drink.

    A very different view of growing up. Bracing like a stiff drink.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2013

    Sweet little gem of a book. The slang is dated sweetie but you'l

    Sweet little gem of a book. The slang is dated sweetie but you'll flip at how the situations stay fresh.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted March 6, 2014

    Ten dollars is not three

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2014

    Nyu

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2013

    I was excited to read this novel due to its re-release publicity

    I was excited to read this novel due to its re-release publicity, but was disappointed. Like Brett Easton Ellis of the 50s, I tired of the "bored rich white kid" trope pretty quickly. 

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