POSH: A Novel
Lucy Jackson
Inside Manhattan's private school world of fast-paced over-the-top entitlement and superficial gloss lurk many secrets―the secrets of emotionally charged teenage and adult lives. In this eloquent novel set during one class's senior year at the Griffin School, among the queen bees and the wannabes, Michael Avery and Julianne Coopersmith begin a relationship. Their backgrounds are so different―he's beyond privileged and rich, her mother is a writer who drives a cab―but it's the rich boy who ends up being the needy one, with an emotional hole they both believe only Julianne can fill. Their parents are not immune from internal torture either―Michael's mother finds it easier to love her Chinese Crested Hairless than her own child, and Julianne's mother's protective instincts have unexpected consequences.Fast-paced, gently satirical, yet deeply felt, Posh is a poignant and knowing novel.

Book Details


  • Fiction
  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Romance

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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"Posh" centers around a high school girl named Julianne and her circle of friends, and their families. Julianne falls in love with Michael, who has his own struggles with his family and with bipolar disorder. The teens all attend an elite Manhattan private school where money equals status. The students need to decide what or who really matters to them. They all are figuring out how much they will take in the name of love.

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