Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies, by Laura Stampler
Take a dream internship at a magazine in NYC, an eccentric aunt and a fancy Upper East Side apartment, a nice girl that struggles to be one of the “cool girls” that cool guys would want to date and there you have it … a splendid debut novel by Laura Stampler.
Harper Anderson has always thought she should have been born somewhere more glamorous than her sleepy Northern California suburb. Already resigned to working at a Skinny B’s Juice Press for the summer, Harper is shocked when the ultra-prestigious teen magazine, Shift, calls to say they want her to be their teen dating blogger for the summer. All she needs to do is get her butt to New York in two days.
There’s just one teeny, tiny problem: Apart from some dance floor make-outs, Harper doesn’t have a whole lot of dating experience. So when Shift’s application asked for an “edgy” personal essay, Harper might have misappropriated her best friend’s experiences for her own. Will the house of lies Harper has built around her dream job collapse all around her, or will she be able to fake it until she makes it in the big city?
Finally a YA that worth the title. Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies is fresh, funny and entertaining. One of the best YA of the summer!