Inside Girl

Inside Girl

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by J. Minter
     
 

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Flan Flood is determined to be more than just Patch Flood's little sister when she begins her freshman year at Stuyvesant High, a huge public school downtown. When she meets a new group of friends that could help her become a new person, Flan has to convince them that she's just an ordinary girl, like they are. This becomes nearly impossible when her very not-normal

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Flan Flood is determined to be more than just Patch Flood's little sister when she begins her freshman year at Stuyvesant High, a huge public school downtown. When she meets a new group of friends that could help her become a new person, Flan has to convince them that she's just an ordinary girl, like they are. This becomes nearly impossible when her very not-normal friends Liesel, Philippa, and Sara-Beth Benny move in!

Can Flan keep the Inside Girls hidden, find a new high school boy to date, and get her new friends to accept her? Flan Flood, a favorite character from the original Insiders series, offers a fresh, young, and girlcentric perspective that is perfect for early teen readers.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

This bland but sweet-natured tale centers on Flan Flood, younger sister of notorious Patch, a central character in Minter's Insiders series, from which this novel has been spun off. Tired of living in the reflected glow of her glamorous siblings, Flan has left her private all-girl school to attend Stuyvesant High School, the competitive public high school in downtown Manhattan. There she befriends Judith and Meredith, two thinly characterized girls who are also refugees from private schools. A love interest effortlessly materializes in the form of "the second-cutest boy in tenth grade." Predictable hijinks ensue as Flan attempts to keep her cooler-than-thou background a secret from her new crowd, while also accommodating the needs of three glitzy pals (including a needy teen star on the run from paparazzi) who have set up camp in the Flood family's Greenwich Village brownstone. It's assumed that Flan's high school friends will be intimidated if she reveals the truth about herself, yet some of the book's most humorous (and oddly touching) bits revolve around the fashionista set's fascination with the down-to-earth details of ordinary teenage existence. Fans of the Insiders series will likely welcome Flan's slightly more down-to-earth take on New York City life. Ages 12-up. (June)

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School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up
The glam world of Patch Flood, familiar to readers of "The Insiders" novels (Bloomsbury), lights his younger sister's life with the same privileged and wealthy glow. Flan wants to forge something of a separate identity and emerges from private school to try her luck at a New York City public school for her freshman year. She makes new friends there and is invited to a party. This typical teen-novel scenario is knocked askew by Flan's high-society house crashers: Sara Beth, a former child TV star made unbalanced by paranoia and paparazzi; Liesel, a socialite who makes or breaks new NYC clubs; and Philippa, the star-crossed lover of one of Patch's insider friends. Within a few days of the start of school, all three are staying with Flan, whose parents and older siblings are off doing their own things, leaving the 14-year-old to figure out how to keep her two worlds from colliding. She can't let her new gang find out that she's already part of the über-cool kings and queens of the city; her celebrity friends sigh wistfully for her new "normal" pursuits. While some of the seemingly requisite posing, drinking, and clubbing occur, Flan is actually a kind girl caught in a dilemma she manages to solve with sincerity. Tamer than most of its counterparts in the genre, and with some semblance of a moral compass, Inside Girl should be popular for a light summer read.
—Suzanne GordonCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781619630161
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
12/26/2012
Series:
Inside Girl
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

J. MINTER grew up in New York City and attended Columbia University. He lives in TriBeCa, in New York City.
J. MINTER is the pen-name of Ben Schrank. He is the author of the adult titles Miracle Man and Consent, published in the U.S. He was also the guy columnist in Seventeen magazine.

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Inside Girl (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing. It teaches life leassons. This book shows that you should be yourself. It is about a girl who comes from a family that is known for having outragous celebrity parties but she was tired of being known for that. She wanted to be 'normal' or who she thought she wanted to be. On her journey to find herself, she ended up loosing sight of who she really was and ended up making friends by lying. But in the end, she realized that she doesnt have to lie about who she is to be a 'normal teenager'. It grabbed my attention and I couldn't put it down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing! ive read it about 5 times and it gets better and better!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book! i loved reading it and i couldnt put it down. Anyone that loves fashion will love this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book because it is so outstanding and its the kind of book you cant put down
Guest More than 1 year ago
Flan Flood is the main character in this awesome spin-off of the INSIDERS series! Flan decides that she wants to go to a public school, because she is tired of her friends using her to try and get to her older brother, Patch. All she wants is to be a normal girl, having a normal high school experience. But she¿s a Flood. She has some of her friends that she¿s met though her brother living with her as runaways and a movie star hiding in her apartment from the paparazzi! February is gone with a friend, helping film a music video, and Patch is hanging out with some new girl that he¿s met, some how or another! How is Flan going to fit in at her new school, if she can¿t even talk to the person that calms her down the most, her older brother, Patch? Flan is my favorite character from the INSIDERS series because she seems the most realistic! She does things and thinks about everything the way any teenage girl would! INSIDE GIRL is too good of a book to miss! **Reviewed by: Taylor Rector
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was such a good book. J. Minter comes through again with a page turner. Flan Flood is a girl i would love to be best friends with. A great book for the people who loved the insiders.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was wonderful. I read it in one day. What I liked about it is that it doesn't exaggerate with the bad situations and the way things turn out is actually believable, it isn't too good to be true. Flan is such an interesting girl, she really does try to become independent girl, who wants to liked for her, not for her money or her brother. She also isn't conceited, or a crazy party girl. I really would like to be her friend through high school, she's awesome. I can't wait for the second book to come out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book a lot. Its about this girl named Flan and its her first year at a public school. And first year as a high schooler. She wants to make new friends but she wants them not to know really what her life is like. Parties and knowing cleiberties. She wants her friends to like her because she is flan. But its hard to keep sercrets when three of the most popular girls are crashing at her place and making it hell for her. And when every one finds out she is patches little sis ( one who throws awsome parties and is a hottie) and knows some famous people...what will happen to her life? Better yet...what will happen to both her wordls friendship and her boyfriends?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Flan Flood is the main character in this awesome spin-off of the INSIDERS series!

Flan decides that she wants to go to a public school, because she is tired of her friends using her to try and get to her older brother, Patch. All she wants is to be a normal girl, having a normal high school experience.

But she's a Flood.

She has some of her friends that she's met though her brother living with her as runaways and a movie star hiding in her apartment from the paparazzi!

February is gone with a friend, helping film a music video, and Patch is hanging out with some new girl that he's met, some how or another!

How is Flan going to fit in at her new school, if she can't even talk to the person that calms her down the most, her older brother, Patch?

Flan is my favorite character from the INSIDERS series because she seems the most realistic! She does things and thinks about everything the way any teenage girl would! INSIDE GIRL is too good of a book to miss!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story was a let down for me, I might have had high expectations but I don't know how any one enjoyed this. The ending was a 'happily ever after' the summary itself makes the book sounds much better than it actually is. Others seem to think otherwise but I honestley do not see what was so good about this book? I thought it was corny.