Frenemy of the People by Nora Olsen ‘9?. We discover this story of complicated young love through the dueling voices of Clarissa, a popular and successful equestrian who has the sudden realization that she is bisexual, and Lexie, a self-styled misfit who despises high school and all its denizens “with the red-hot passion of a thousand suns.” Obviously, they are meant for each other. Throw into the mix the real estate bubble that threatens to render homeless Clarissa and her Down Syndrome sister, Desi, and you have a tightly wound plot fraught with real dangers. As with Maxine Wore Black, I am classifying this book as a novel though its target audience is teens. Adults like to laugh too.
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