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Bittersweet

A Novel
Beverly-Whittemore, Miranda (Book - 2014 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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Winning a scholarship to a prestigious college where she befriends a beautiful girl of privilege, unassuming Mabel joins her friend during a lakeside summer surrounded by wealthy vacationers only to discover morally ambiguous truths about her friend's family fortune. On scholarship at a prestigious East Coast college, Mabel Dagmar is befriended by her roommate, the blue-blooded Genevra Winslow. Invited to spend the summer at Bittersweet, a cottage on a Vermont estate, Mabel falls in love with the moneyed laughter that carries across the still lake while fireworks burst overhead. Soon she has everything she's ever wanted: friendship, a boyfriend, access to wealth, and the sense that she belongs. When a discovery leads to violence and reveals how the Winslows keep their power intact, Mabel must either expose them and face expulsion from paradise, or keep the family's dark secrets and make this world her own.
Authors: Beverly-Whittemore, Miranda
Title: Bittersweet
a novel
Publisher: New York :, Crown Publishers,, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 385 pages ;,25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: Winning a scholarship to a prestigious college where she befriends a beautiful girl of privilege, unassuming Mabel joins her friend during a lakeside summer surrounded by wealthy vacationers only to discover morally ambiguous truths about her friend's family fortune.
On scholarship at a prestigious East Coast college, Mabel Dagmar is befriended by her roommate, the blue-blooded Genevra Winslow. Invited to spend the summer at Bittersweet, a cottage on a Vermont estate, Mabel falls in love with the moneyed laughter that carries across the still lake while fireworks burst overhead. Soon she has everything she's ever wanted: friendship, a boyfriend, access to wealth, and the sense that she belongs. When a discovery leads to violence and reveals how the Winslows keep their power intact, Mabel must either expose them and face expulsion from paradise, or keep the family's dark secrets and make this world her own.
Local Note: 6 7 8 9 15 18 29 35 53 57 60 69 70 74 76 80 97 118 122 133 138 143 148 152 167 172 173 198 203 210 211 216 224 226 231 243 245 250 268
ISBN: 9780804138567
0804138567
Statement of Responsibility: Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
Subject Headings: Female friendship Fiction. Summer Fiction. Roommates Fiction. Upper class Fiction.
Topical Term: Female friendship
Summer
Roommates
Upper class
LCCN: 2013031473
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Aug 20, 2014
  • bronteside rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I started off liking this book..some good writing...a promise of good plot.But the characters degenerated into caricatures,almost cartoon-like. The thing about good writing and story telling is to stay within credible boundaries ..swerve if you will occasionally ...but stay on the road...and don't mistake the fields for pavement. Just such a silly trajectory.like a really ,really bad episode of Law and Order.Only that is mercifully,shorter.
There is so much good story-telling out there today, this is not among them.

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Suspenseful and cinematic, BITTERSWEET exposes the gothic underbelly of an idyllic world of privilege and an outsider's hunger to belong.

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