Some people would say this is the story of a photograph. How it was taken and what happened to me after the whole world saw it. And it is. But it's also the story of a lot of other things.
So look at the picture all you want.
I am so much more than what you see.
Praise For Good Girls…
“Harrowing, honest, poignant, and wickedly funny, Laura Ruby’s so-good novel comes out swinging.” — Libba Bray, author of A Great and Terrible Beauty
“A page turner that tells a powerful truth about girls and about our culture.” — Chris Crutcher
“Frank, fearless, and very funny, Laura Ruby explodes stereotypes.” — E. Lockhart, author of The Boyfriend List and Fly on the Wall
“Clear-eyed and perfectly pitched, this is an incredibly brave story, and Laura Ruby is a writer to watch.” — Lisa Tucker, author of The Song Reader
“Good Girls sizzles with passion, insight, humor, and wisdom. A stunning read.” — Rosemary Graham, author of Thou Shalt Not Dump the Skater-Dude and Other Commandments I Have Broken
“A brave, funny, and realistic love story about high school seniors and the assumptions they all make about each other.” — Carol Weston, author of For Girls Only and Girltalk
HarperTeen, 9780060882259, 304pp.
Publication Date: January 29, 2008
About the Author
Laura Ruby is the author of books for adults, teens, and children, including Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All and the Michael L. Printz Medal winner Bone Gap, both National Book Award finalists; the Edgar Award nominee Lily’s Ghosts; and the Book Sense Pick Good Girls as well as the first two books in the York Saga. She is on the faculty of Hamline University’s MFA in writing for children and young adults program and lives in the Chicago area. You can visit her online at www.lauraruby.com.