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The View from the Top

A novel by Hillary Frank, about a girl’s last summer before college.


The View from the Top

Eighteen-year-old Anabelle's last few months in her coastal hometown are bittersweet. Instead of the quiet precollege summer she expects, Anabelle makes some surprising discoveries about herself as she navigates romantic entanglements and changing friendships. Through shifting points of view in seven interconnected stories, we glimpse the limits of how well her friends really know Anabelle . . . and how little she grasps about the way they see her.

Praise for The View from the Top

“These elegantly written character-driven episodes, each from a different point of view, intimately examine issues of unrequited love, social class, and identity seeking through pitch-perfect interactions that teens will find achingly familiar.” 
—Jennifer Hubert, Booklist starred review