By Sara Ryan
Nicola, who goes by "Nic," spends the summer off at a program for gifted Teens. She thinks she's going to figure out her future - will she really choose to be an archaeologist? But what she actual is faced with figuring out is even more important: who she might be falling for, and what that means about who she is.
"Empress of the World" was a 2002 Oregon Book Award winner, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award.
The tag-line for the book,
"Girls find kissing easier than talking,"
from the New York Public Library, is pretty amazing. And I love how Sara, on her website, comments:
"Words to live by, folks."
There's a "companion" book Sara published this year (2007) called "The Rules For Hearts."
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