Princess Ashleyby Richard Peck
Chelsea is charmed and amazed at her sudden insider status, and ignores her mother's warnings about
A newcomer at Crestwood High, Chelsea is perfectly willing to view sophomore year from the sidelines. But she is stunned when out of the blue, beautiful, powerful Ashley Packard handpicks her as a member of the group, a magic circle in a school full of strangers.
Chelsea is charmed and amazed at her sudden insider status, and ignores her mother's warnings about Ashley and the world she rules.
But as senior year draws near, Chelsea becomes disillusioned with her role as follower. Can she stop Ashley's manipulations and avert the tragedy looming ahead?
Meet the Author
Richard Peck has won almost every children’s fiction award, including the Margaret A. Edwards Award, the Newbery Medal (for A Year Down Yonder), the Scott O’ Dell Award (for The River Between Us), and the Edgar (for Are You in the House Alone?), and he has twice been nominated for a National Book Award. He was the first children’s author to ever have been awarded a National Humanities Medal. He lives in New York City.
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Hardly anyone knows about this book. It's one of the best I've ever read. I first read it in junior high, and now I'm in college and I still enjoying reading it. The author writes from a startlingly true perspective of a teenager. This book isn't some nice story with a happy ending--it's gritty, and hard-hitting, and feels like it could happen in real life. Plus there are some great moral lessons in there for teens. I wholeheartedly recommend it!
the book was great and i loved it but there were some parts that weren't the greatest like the ending for example so predictable richard peck could have done a better job
I think this was a wonderfull book. It has conflicts yet not to many to make you mad. It is wonderful writing. You never want to put the book down!!!!!!!!~!~~