Bright Young Things

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Release Date: 
October 11, 2010
Harper Collins
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It’s a decade of abandon, decadence, and freedom—and it’s coming to an exquisite end.

New York City in 1929 is full of dark speakeasies and brave young girls enjoying the latest styles and an exciting new way of life. Social constraints are out the window, hemlines and hair are shorter than ever, and the path to luxury and stardom awaits in the city that never sleeps.

Letty Larkspur and Cordelia Grey escaped to the Big Apple in search of more than their small town Ohio lives could offer. Once in the city of their dreams they wind up with more than either could imagine and more often than not more than they can handle.

Meanwhile, the beautiful socialite Astrid Donal thought she knew it all but might find out otherwise as the summer goes by and the roaring twenties come to an end. From the lush estates of Long Island to the stages of Broadway, New York shines as bright as the young girls in Bright Young Things. Three young lives delicately interwoven with three unpredictable fates begin the start of an alluring and addictive new series.

In Anna Godbersen’s newest book since the end of the beloved Luxe series, she astounds with another young adult period novel about the history of New York and the girls who called it home. Creating the old New York of the 1920s with dazzling description and authentic detail, once again Godbersen makes the past come alive. In a tale just as exciting as her former works, Godbersen provides characters and plot her readers will fall head over heels for.

Bright Young Things will leave readers enchanted by Godbersen’s beautiful rhythms, astounded by another fantastic cover choice, and simply wanting more. With beautiful historical nuances and delicately scripted characters, Bright Young Things doesn’t just glitter—it shines.