By Carrie Karasyov
-- A brand-new cloth wardrobe from Saks -- a personal jet to Holland to choose the precise tulip -- A visitor checklist that competitors red-carpet after-parties -- And a birthday bash that blows all others thoroughly out of the water ok, it isn't your normal birthday want checklist, yet Whitney Blake and Sophie Mitchum are whatever yet regular. i am Laura Finnegan -- thrift-store junkie and scholarship scholar at Tate, our posh all-girls highschool in ny. understand that, i am not like Whit and Soph -- attractive, renowned, and prosperous -- yet that does not cease us from being BFFs. Sophomore yr used to be going nice, till they begun tuning in to the all-Sweet 16, all-the-time channel. Now tempers are flaring, Prada baggage are flying, and men are being tossed round in vicious tug-of-war battles. All this, simply to see whose candy 16 reigns excellent?
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That was one thing that nudged me 54 about Whit. She, like, would stake out a man and then make me be the one to talk to him and strike up the friendship, then she’d snake him for herself and stick me with his best friend. This always happened when we were on vacation together. I mean, sometimes the best friend was cool and it worked out even better, but other times I was stuck with a total NOTL. But why was she trying to hook me up with Josh? Although he wasn’t a total loser, she knew I didn’t like him.
She and Whit also have fully bonded. ” I paused, knowing my parents hated talk of material things. It was so not our fam. ” “That’s wonderful, darling,” said my mom, reaching over to the refrigerator to grab more milk. Our little yellow kitchen was tiny (“charming,” my mother called it), so our dinners were pretty infor mal. Cartons on the table, our seventeen-year-old cat Buster on my father’s lap, and the New York Times Sunday crossword under my mother’s plate were not uncommon. Whitney’s parents, the incred ibly formal Mr.
I have a half brother. He’s forty-seven. My ’rents are like thirty years apart. ” “Oh, it’s my Sweet Sixteen dress,” said Whitney. “Whitney’s going to have the most amazing blowout. I can’t wait,” I said. “It’s going to be at the Pierre. ” “You know, Sophie, you should think about having one. It’s 42 the most important birthday,” advised Whitney. “You have to sign up with Ms. Hoffer, though,” I said solemnly. ” Okay, so maybe we exaggerate a little, but she is pretty creepy. “Her face is chipped Bryan Adams style from all the zits she picked.