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That's What Frenemies Are For: A Novel

That's What Frenemies Are For: A Novel (Hardback)

By Littlefield, Sophie
By Gershell, Lauren

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A Manhattan socialite turns her spin instructor into a fitness superstar to impress her friends. But can she keep her little project under control? Or has she created a monster? Julia Summers seems to have it all: a Fifth Avenue apartment, a successful husband, and two adorable c... read full description below.

ISBN 9781984817969
Barcode 9781984817969
Published 30 July 2019 by Random House
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781984817969
ISBN-10 1984817965
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Random House
Imprint Crown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date 30 July 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Littlefield, Sophie
By Gershell, Lauren
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 19mm
Weight 547g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Humorous fiction, Personal trainers, Female friendship, New York (N.Y.) - Social life and customs, Gossip
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 981726

Description of this Book

A Manhattan socialite turns her spin instructor into a fitness superstar to impress her friends. But can she keep her little project under control? Or has she created a monster? Julia Summers seems to have it all: a Fifth Avenue apartment, a successful husband, and two adorable children attending the best private school in the city. She relishes wielding influence over her well-heeled girlfriends . . . but her star appears to be fading. That's why, when stranded in Manhattan for the summer as the entire Upper East Side flees to the Hamptons, Julia is on the hunt for the next big thing--the hot, new fad that will put her back on top. Enter Flame, the new elite fitness craze. Seductive and transformative, Flame is exactly what Julia needs--and demure, na ve instructor Tatum is her ticket in. Turning Tatum from giggly blonde to trendy guru proves hard work. Yet Julia's triumphant comeback at summer's end doesn't quite go as planned, and when things suddenly get ugly--and even deadly--she realizes she may have been in way over her head. And Tatum, waiting in the wings, begins to grasp just how much power her newfound stardom holds . . . Then, with Julia's life already spiraling out of control, her husband is arrested for fraud and bribery. As her so-called friends turn their backs on her, and Tatum pursues her own agenda, Julia is forced to rethink everything she knew about her world to reclaim her perfect life. But does she even want it back?

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Pack up your beach bag and put your phone on Do Not Disturb: This modern-day Pygmalion story is juicy fun! Fans of Lauren Weisberger and Jill Kargman will delight in this delicious romp about how the other half lives. --Jamie Brenner, bestselling author of The Forever Summer and Drawing Home Whether this book hits a little too close to home or offers the perfect escape, readers will love the insanity of Julia's social ups and downs in this clever novel. --Laurie Gelman, author of Class Mom

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Author's Bio

Sophie Littlefield is the author of more than twenty bestselling adult and YA novels. She is the recipient of the Anthony Award and the RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Award. She has been shortlisted for the Edgar, Macavity, Barry, and Crimespree Awards. The New York Times has called her a regular writing machine. Lauren Gershell was born and raised on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, where she now lives with her family. She holds an A.B. and law degree from Columbia University. That's What Frenemies Are For is her first novel.

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