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Author: Louise O'Neill
Publisher: London : Quercus, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Freida and Isabel have been best friends their whole lives. Now, aged sixteen and in their final year at the School, they expect to be selected as companions - wives to wealthy and powerful men. The alternative - life as a concubine - is too horrible to contemplate. But as the intensity of the final year takes hold, the pressure to be perfect mounts. Isabel starts to self-destruct, putting her beauty - her only  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dystopias
Young adult fiction
Fiction
Juvenile works
Young adult works
Teen fiction
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louise O'Neill
ISBN: 9781848664159 184866415X
OCLC Number: 879400798
Awards: Winner of Irish Book Awards: Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year 2014 (UK)
Winner of YA Book Prize 2015 (UK)
Description: 390 pages; 19.5 cm
Contents: Paperback -freida and isabel have been best friends their whole lives. Now, aged sixteen and in their final year at the School, they expect to be selected as companions --
wives to wealthy and powerful men. The alternative --
life as a concubine --
is too horrible to contemplate. But as the intensity of final year takes hold, the pressure to be perfect mounts. isabel starts to self-destruct, putting her beauty --
her only asset --
in peril. And then into this sealed female environment, the boys arrive, eager to choose a bride. freida must fight for her future --
even if it means betraying the only friend, the only love, she has ever known... Freida and Isabel have been best friends their whole lives. Now, aged sixteen and in their final year at the School, they expect to be selected as companions --
wives to wealthy and powerful men. The alternative --
life as a concubine --
is too horrible to contemplate. But as the intensity of the final year takes hold, the pressure to be perfect mounts. Isabel starts to self-destruct, putting her beauty --
her only asset --
in peril. And then into this sealed female environment, the boys arrive, eager to choose a bride. Freida must fight for her future --
even if it means betraying the only friend, the only love, she has ever known.
Responsibility: by Louise O'Neill.

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If you're a girl, all that matters is that you are beautiful . . . The brilliant, bestselling first novel by Louise O'Neill, author of Asking for It  Read more...

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