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The Green [NOOK Book]

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How far would you go to save your dream?

Seventeen-year-old Ariceli Pisa is a senior at the prestigious Cambridge High School and has her sights set on Northwestern University. She's a cheerleader, a member of the National Honor Society...and a drug dealer. That's not the only secret she has to keep from her best friend Naomi--she’s also madly in love with Naomi’s ...
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The Green

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Overview

How far would you go to save your dream?

Seventeen-year-old Ariceli Pisa is a senior at the prestigious Cambridge High School and has her sights set on Northwestern University. She's a cheerleader, a member of the National Honor Society...and a drug dealer. That's not the only secret she has to keep from her best friend Naomi--she’s also madly in love with Naomi’s ex-boyfriend, James Bartlett. Trying to balance her life at Cambridge High with her new demanding job keeps her teetering on the edge of disaster.

The Green is a full novel at 53,000 words. It contains strong language and drug references and is advised for ages 14 and up.

Check out Karly Kirkpatrick's other titles:
Into the Shadows, Book 1 of the Into the Shadows Trilogy (YA Paranormal)
Darkness Rising, Book 2 of the Into the Shadows Trilogy
After Dawn, Book 3 of the Into the Shadows Trilogy
Bloody Little Secrets (YA paranormal/vampires)
EIGHT (a collection of short stories)
Snow White vs. Rose Red: Grimmdale High Series #1


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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013762183
  • Publisher: DarkSide Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/14/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 608 KB

Meet the Author

Karly Kirkpatrick loves to read and write YA. She is the author of the Into the Shadows Trilogy, the Bloody Little Secrets Series, and short stories Snow White vs. Rose Red and EIGHT. She lives in Elgin, Illinois. For more information about Karly, visit www.karlykirkpatrick.com.
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  • Posted July 1, 2012

    I was hooked from page one! Fast-paced, engaging, and interesti

    I was hooked from page one! Fast-paced, engaging, and interesting. The journey of Aricelli Pisa, the main character, as she juggles drug dealing and her responsibilities at home and school was fascinating. A fantastic read and highly recommended.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 28, 2012

    You HAVE to read this!!!!!

    In a word, EXCELLENT!!!!!!! The reader feels like they are a part of the story from the very first page. The author did an oustanding job in her description of the character, and the different settings. One warning to future readers of this book: Be sure you have a few hours to spend when you beging reading it, because you are not going to be able to put it down until you finish reading the whole thing

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2012

    Must read!

    Great book, couldn't stop reading!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 22, 2013

    Until I reached the end of this book, I was quite willing to giv

    Until I reached the end of this book, I was quite willing to give it a rating of a four, but I have to admit that the ending disturbed me in some ways. I will get to that momentarily. Let me speak of the positives first.

    I was very pleased with the fact that Ari was a "poor" Latino student who was trying to make something of herself. She was an "A" student, a cheerleader, and she had applied to a prestigious university. She even had a hot boyfriend.

    Unfortunately, Ari turned to the "dark side" to try to get some extra money for her mom and for things she needed. Her brother had gotten involved in drugs, and Ari felt she had no other alternatives but to become a drug dealer. It was fast, easy money, and she was able to cover her tracks fairly easily. No one knew.

    On New Year's Eve, everything changed. I won't give away the details, but this is the part of the book when things really picked up for me. I knew that Ari was going to have to face the music pretty soon. And, yes, there were a couple bad things that happened to her and to her family. And Ari finally made some good decisions.

    I did grow tired of the profanity in the book, but it was not as rampant as other books I had read. Thankfully, there were no bedroom scenes. All these were things that did not impact the story much--just side notes.

    The reason I decided to give this a rating of a three (even though the book was expertly written and the story was gripping) was that the ending left me feeling hollow. I know we all like happy endings, but I feel that an opportunity to give an important message to teens about drug use and drug dealing was missed. I am grateful that Ari finally made the right decision (and I never was involved in the drug scene, but I have seen firsthand what it can do), but I think there should have been some stronger consequences for Ari. It seems that everything happened in such a good way for her, and I think that gives the wrong message to teens. It is not easy to get out of the drug culture, and I believe there are lasting consequences even when one can go on and accomplish great things in life. This was what bothered me most about the book. I think something could have even been stated like that in the epilogue, but it was not either. Again, this is just my opinion, but I probably have a view that is different than a lot of people when it comes to young adult books.

    While I would recommend this book for the most part, I believe that this book's themes do need to be discussed on various levels in order to make this a read that will impact teens in the right way. I am grateful that at least Ari made the right decision even though the decision appeared to be too easy for her. And she did have to suffer, so maybe that in itself is enough to get the message across.

    I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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  • Posted August 19, 2012

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    Nancy Botwin has some competition. Weeds is one of my favorite s

    Nancy Botwin has some competition. Weeds is one of my favorite shows and
    when I saw an email in my inbox about a book for review that featured a
    Weeds-esque storyline (similar in a way, but very different) I knew I
    had to check it out. And, I loved every second of the drama. Ari isn't
    the typical bad girl, in fact she's quite the opposite. Taking the
    plunge into the dark side isn't a choice she made lightly but after
    encountering some family drama and learning that her mother needed the
    help she made the decision to start dealing. She's a normal high
    schooler with friends, one of which I can't stand, she's easy to relate
    to and Karly does a wonderful job making sure the reader knows where
    she's coming from. Unlike the others at her elite school she's not
    privileged and doted on. Her mother works night and day to ensure that
    Ari can go to a great school and has the things she needed. Ari and her
    mother's relationship is strained, distant and sad. Her mom has no idea
    what is going on in her house because of how hard she is working for the
    life they have. It's a powerful message and a rather depressing home
    life. I'd say the biggest part of the story is Ari's life, drama,
    school, family, and boy problems. The story is set up like any other
    contemporary, with the minor detail that Ari's chosen profession is
    pretty taboo and illegal, which makes it an interesting read. The Green
    is a great book featuring a deep plot, suspenseful and dangerous
    situations, an adorable love story, plus a pretty awesome main
    character. Ari does what she has to, some might say why didn't she just
    work at McDonalds or somewhere like that but really for the money she
    was making and the hours she was working there was no way she'd make
    that green at a fast food place. Plus, Ari is a devoted NHS member as
    well as other activities and clubs, she had a reputation to keep up and
    working long hours wouldn't work. When it comes down to it, I think she
    made the decision that seemed right for her, it's a journey she travels
    and learns hard to handle lessons but in the end they build on her
    character and make her even stronger than when the book begins. I am
    pretty attached to this story. Karly did a magnificent job creating a
    realistic fiction that I hadn't read before, about something too real
    and familiar to a lot of us, and she successfully made it feel that real
    and more nonfiction than fiction. It's a great book for anyone looking
    for a little drama and action.

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