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The Brittanys by Brittany Ackerman

The Brittanys

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The Brittanys by Brittany Ackerman
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Jun 15, 2021 | ISBN 9780593311738

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“Full of brilliantly-rendered awkwardness and the hilarious minor horrors of a privileged adolescence, The Brittanys shimmers with the everyday incandescence of youth—car rides and homework, tampons and eyeliner, questionable fashion choices. Ackerman writes convincingly and empathetically about fourteen-year-old girls caught in that painful, exhilarating span of becoming. For anyone who has ever dyed their own hair, worn an absurd outfit, had a crush on someone ridiculous, or said the wrong thing—in other words, for anyone who was once a teenager—this book is for you.” 
—Kimberly King Parsons, author of Black Light

“The Brittanys. Teenage girls who really have everything: youth, beauty, swimming pools, and private school. And so much pressure. I read Brittany Ackerman’s page-turning debut novel The Brittanys with my heart on my sleeve.” 
—Marcy Dermansky, author of Very Nice

“Honest, funny, and totally engrossing, The Brittanys chronicles the freshman year of one of five Brittanys at a suburban prep school in the early 2000s. Author Brittany Ackerman’s most impressive feat is transforming the unspectacular, everyday events and humiliations of teenagehood into a fascinating and heartfelt narrative. Somehow, she’s captured that special blend of nostalgia and cringe that you can otherwise only find by flipping through a high school yearbook.” 
Maria Adelmann, author of Girls of a Certain Age

“Sharply detailed but hauntingly universal, The Brittanys encapsulates a moment in time for those who have lived it and introduces those who haven’t to an entire world underneath the carefully manicured surface of suburban teenage girlhood. The details Ackerman chooses to leave out are just as important and telling as the ones her narrator obsesses over, creating an achingly solipsistic narrative. Ackerman deftly captures that exquisite contradiction of female adolescence, the simultaneous yearning both to stand out and to disappear.” 
Eleanor Kriseman, author of 
The Blurry Years

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