Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Luxe

Title: The Luxe Author: Anna Godbersen Publisher: Harperteen Number Of Pages: 433
Summary from inside jacket flap: Pretty Girls In Pretty Dresses, Partying Until Dawn. Irresistible Boys With Sly Smiles And Dangerous Intentions. White Lies, Dark Secrets, And Scandalous Hookups. This Is Manhattan 1899.....
Beautiful sisters Elizabeth and Diana Holland rule Manhattan's social scene. Or so it appears. When the girls discover their status among New York City's elite is far from secure, suddenly everyone-from the backstabbing socialite Penelope Hayes, debonair bachelor Henry Schoonmaker, to the spiteful maid Lina Broud-threatens Elizabeth's and Diana's golden future. With the fate of the Hollands resting on her shoulders, Elizabeth must choose family duty and true love. But when her carriage overturns near the East River, the girl whose glittering life lit up the city's gossip pages is swallowed by the rough current. As all of New Yorks grieves, some begin to wonder whether life at the top proved to much for this ethereal beauty, or if, perhaps, someone wanted to see Manhattan's most celebrated daughter disappear.... In a world of luxury and deception, where apperance matters above everything and breaking the social code means running the risk of being ostracized forever, five teenagers lead dangerously scandalous lives. This thrilling trip to the age of innocence is anything but innocent.
Review: At the beginning of The Luxe I wasn't sure if I would be able to finish the book because it was really boring. In the middle of the book it got better and the end of the book was good. I don't no what to think though it wasn't terrible and it wasn't amazing. I like the Diana and Elizabeth was all right. I kept thinking when I was reading this book I don't want Elizabeth to die because she is such a nice person. All in all it was a good read. The plot was interesting enough and the characters had enough depth to enjoy the book.
I recommend this book if you like gossip, romance, love triangles, and young adult novels.

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