Inside the Mind of Gideon Rayburn
By Sarah Miller
(St. Martin's Griffin, Hardcover, 9780312333751, 304pp.)
Publication Date: May 2, 2006
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
Categories: Social Issues - General
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What if you could see inside the head of the guy you love? Know his every thought? Feel his every dream and fantasy? The mystery girl who's Inside the Mind of Gideon Rayburn can. She tells us the intoxicating story of her beloved Gideon, an adorably clueless boy who flukes his way into New England's fanciest prep school.
Gideon's naïve compared to the wolves at Midvale Academy, especially Cullen and Nicholas, his charming, morally ambiguous roommates. They welcome Gid by trashing his music and betting big on when he'll lose his virginity. Will he lose it with the cute and feisty Molly McGarry? Or Pilar Benitez-Jones, the most beautiful girl Gid's ever seen? Gid actually likes Molly and hooking up with her might be possible. But winning Pilar would be legendary. Gid is torn--he wants to prove himself to his roommates, but he also wants love.
Through it all there is one hysterically funny girl sharing every thought in Gid's conflicted little mind. But who is she?
"Teenage angst has never been so appealing. First-time novelist Sarah Miller has written a funny and penetrating story about students at a New England prep school….The book has depth and charm and is populated with amusing characters….Miller's humor is sophisticated, and her character portrayal is rich and discerning; an enjoyable read for adults and YAs alike." -Library Journal
"If J.D. Salinger and Candace Bushnell had a daughter, she would write like Sarah Miller." -Melissa Kantor, author of Confessions of a Not It Girl
"Smart, funny, sexy and totally true, reading Inside the Mind of Gideon Rayburn is like getting access to a club you've always wondered about...and then you're inside and it's better than you imagined it ever could be. And everyone is wearing the cutest yellow thongs!" -Zoey Dean, author of the New York Times bestselling A-List series
"As charming and disarming as a good boy--I mean book--should be. Being inside Gideon's mind is like reading the personal diary of a guy you have a huge crush on and discovering that he's funny, sexy, wise, and more human than you ever imagined." -Cecily von Ziegesar, author of the New York Times bestselling Gossip Girl series
"Inside the Mind of Gideon Rayburn is required reading for anyone wondering what boys are really thinking." -Alyson Noel, author of Faking 19 and Art Geeks and Prom Queens
"Sarah Miller has given adolescence what it's always needed--its own narrator. Funny and deeply moving, Gideon is a fantastically inventive piece of writing."
-Joe Weisberg, author of 10th Grade
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