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Sarah Dessen
Teen Fiction DESSEN

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Summary: Last year, Annabel was "the girl who has everything"--at least that's the part she played in the television commercial for Kopf 's Department Store.This year, she's the girl who has nothing: no best friend because mean-but-exciting Sophie dropped her, no peace at home since her older sister became anorexic, and no one to sit with at lunch. Until she meets Owen Armstrong. Tall, dark, and music-obsessed, Owen is a reformed bad boy with a commitment to truth-telling.With Owen's help,maybe Annabel can face what happened the night she and Sophie stopped being friends. In this multi-layered, impossible-to-put-down book, Sarah Dessen tells the story of a year in the life of a family coming to terms with the imperfections beneath its perfect facade. .


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main characters Annabel
Female
Age: 17
Performed in a television commercial; older sister is anorexic; secretly wants to quit modeling; feels like she is a social outcast.
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Owen Armstrong
Male
Helps Annabel to open up; obsessed with music; reformed; committed to telling the truth.
Student



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