"Originally published in Australia by Black Inc. in 2014 under title: Laurinda." -- colophon
Junior Library Guild
Lucy is a bit of a pushover, but she's ambitious and smart, and she has just received the opportunity of a lifetime: a scholarship to the prestigious school Laurinda, and a ticket out of her broken-down suburb of Stanley. Linh is blunt, strong-willed, and fearless - everything Lucy once loved about herself. She is Lucy's last solid link to her life before Laurinda, but she is growing tired of being eclipsed by the glamour of Laurinda. As Lucy floats farther from the life she once knew, her connection to Linh - and her life in Stanley - threatens to snap.