The View from the Top
By Hillary Frank
(Dutton Juvenile, Hardcover, 9780525422419, 272pp.)
Publication Date: May 13, 2010
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Eighteen-year-old Anabelle?s last few months in her coastal hometown are bittersweet. Instead of the quiet precollege summer she expects, Anabelle makes some surprising discoveries about herself as she navigates romantic entanglements and changing friendships. Through shifting points of view in seven interconnected stories, we glimpse the limits of how well her friends really know Anabelle . . . and how little she grasps about the way they see her.
With wry observations and quirky humor, critically acclaimed novelist Hillary Frank gives voice and depth to six unique characters whose stories intertwine to form a complete picture of one shared summer.
Hillary Frank is a writer and radio producer based in Philadelphia. Her debut novel, Better Than Running at Night, was named a Top Ten First Youth Novel by Booklist and a Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association.