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Children's LiteratureThis novel is the second in the "A List" series, based on the lives of privileged teens in California as they try to cope with the trauma of everyday life in Beverly Hills. The novel is suggested for ages 15 and up, but some parts include explicit language and sexual situations perhaps not appropriate for teens as young as 15. Teens may have trouble relating to the privileged teenagers, and because of this, they seem more like one-dimensional, talking stereotypes than actual people. The novel continues the story of Anna Percy as she moves through her daily life of drama, gossip, and boys at Beverly Hills High School. Anna has just moved to Beverly Hills from New York to live with her dad and keep an eye on her rebellious, alcoholic sister, Susan. The novel mainly deals with Anna's daily struggles: keeping her sister clean and sober, getting over the handsome Ben Birbaum, and avoiding the wrath of Cammie Sheppard, the rich girl still in love with Ben. The book is full of characters that create conflict for Anna—especially her new friend Sam, who is struggling with the crush she has on Anna. 2004, 17th Street Productions, Ages 15 up.