Phoebe Avery has it made: she lives in a large, spotless house in
an upscale development. Her intact family includes a father who teaches
kindergarten; two older sisters, and a slim, confident, successful and ambitious working mother. A nanny serves meals and ferries the
girls to school, to friends' homes or to the mall. Expensive clothing spills
from the Avery sisters' closets; sweaters are organized by season on their
shelves. Bored with her school work, Phoebe's energies are devoted to
maintaining her status as a member of the school's most desirable and powerful
clique of 8th grade girls.
But despite the bland and thorough pleasantness of her life, Phoebe is often anxious. She and her girlfriends must make certain that their graduation party is the party of the year and so invent extravagance after extravagance. And Phoebe must be careful to say and do the ...
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