The Brittanys by Brittany Ackerman

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The Brittanys
Brittany Ackerman
#arcreview
Pub Date: 6/15/21
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This is a coming of age story of a group of girls from West Florida who were bonded in elementary school by sharing the same name. This book explores so much of the drama, sex and relationships, evolutions of friendships and falling out of them from high.

I feel like I was looking in a mirror  throughout this book. I made so many of these mistakes and did these silly things to get boys to like me or look at me.
I admit it took me well into my 20s to stop.

I felt like this was me growing up in Napa having my group but trying to fit in everywhere and trying everything. Omg I even had someone walk up to me and call me a whore. I did not know he was dating her! High school is rough add in raging hormones, peer pressure, drugs, sex, oh ya I guess homework, it gets way harder.

Honestly I think high school is a social test that is designed to torture or turn you into a narcissist. Just a thesis I have been working on.

My in-laws live in Boynton Beach and when we visit we travel all around so I can envision these mini mansions and all these places described not to mention all the references to the brands from the 2000s.

This is a definitely nostalgic blast back to the early 2000s.

Thank you @vintageanchorbooks and @netgalley for the e-ARC for my honest and voluntary review.

Omg we are going through a heat wave in California. I’m in the Bay Area. Everyone stay cool!! And safe!

Synopsis:

Bursting with bittersweet nostalgia, a funny, poignant, perfectly voiced debut that brilliantly captures what it’s like to be a teenage girl. A VINTAGE ORIGINAL.

They’re not the most popular freshmen at their Florida prep school, but at least everyone knows their name(s). The Brittanys.

Brittany Rosenberg: drives her golf cart around her subdivision to meet boys.

Brittany Gottlieb: insists you can’t lose your virginity if you haven’t gotten your period. (She heard it somewhere!)

Brittany Tomassi: is from New York.

Brittany Jensen: once threw her tampon into a stranger’s swimming pool. A brash, bold, unapologetic tomboy. And the greatest person in the whole wide world.

At least as far as the fifth Brittany–our narrator–is concerned. Even within their friend group, she and Jensen are a duo: with their matching JanSport backpacks, Tiffany chokers, and Victoria’s Secret push-up bras, they are unstoppable. And now that they’re finally growing up, they’re going to do everything: dye their hair, attend no-parent parties, try pot . . . maybe even lose their virginities. 2004 is totally going to be their year!

Except Jensen’s interests may be diverging from her friends’. And within our narrator’s own family–in the lives of her exhausted mother and beloved, genius older brother–life-changing events may be taking shape. Events that only years later, looking back, she has the perspective to see.

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