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Girl, Unframed A teen girl s summer with her mother turns sinister in this gripping thriller about the insidious dangers of unwanted attention, from Printz Honor medal winning and National Book Award finalist author Deb Caletti perfect for fans of Courtney Summers s SadieSydney Reilly has a bad feeling about going home to San Francisco before she even gets on the plane How could she not Her mother is Lila Shore the Lila Shore a film star who prizes her beauty and male attention above all else certainly above her daughterBut Sydney s worries multiply when she discovers that Lila is involved with the dangerous Jake, an art dealer with shady connections Jake loves all beautiful objects, and Syndey can feel his eyes on her whenever he s around And he s not the only one Sydney is starting to attract attention good and bad wherever she goes from sweet, handsome Nicco Ricci, from the unsettling construction worker next door, and even from Lila Behaviors that once seemed like misunderstandings begin to feel like threats as the summer grows longer and hotterIt s unnerving, how beauty is complicated, and objects have histories, and you can be looked at without ever being seen But real danger, crimes of passion, the kind of stuff where someone gets killed it only mostly happens in the movies, Sydney is sure Until the night something life changing happens on the stairs that lead to the beach A thrilling night that goes suddenly very wrong When loyalties are called into question And when Sydney learns a terrible truth beautiful objects can break


About the Author: Deb Caletti

Deb Caletti is the award winning and critically acclaimed author of over sixteen books for adults and young adults, including Honey, Baby, Sweetheart, a finalist for the National Book Award, and A Heart in a Body in the World, a Michael L Printz Honor Book Her books have also won the Josette Frank Award for Fiction, the Washington State Book Award, and numerous other state awards and honors, and she was a finalist for the PEN USA Award She lives with her family in Seattle.



10 thoughts on “Girl, Unframed

  1. says:

    Fuck, y all This one really hurt It is a book about the millions of ways that men treat women of all ages like objects It is also a book about a girl who s mother prioritizes her own beauty and the opinion of men over her own daughter and. this book hit me hard It hit me S


  2. says:

    It s no surprise that I liked this, because I trust Deb Caletti implicitly at this point, but this really was unique and wonderful and much needed The synopsis pitches this as a YA thriller, butthan anything else, it s a gut punch of a YA coming of age story about what it s like to


  3. says:

    Deb Caletti was my jam in high school She was like Sarah Dessen withedge.I really want to read this It s set in San Francisco


  4. says:

    This is such a hard book to review because there were just so many elements to it So many surprises and so many hard, uncomfortable things about it Sometimes being thrown out of your comfort zone isn t a bad thing It helps us grow, think of things in a new light and can even make us exam things arou


  5. says:

    This is hands down one of the best YA books I ve ever read Not so much because of the story itself a compelling coming of age tale with an unraveling crime mixed in but because throughout it, Deb Caletti meticulously reveals the internal rage confusion felt by teenage girls who grow up in a patriarchal socie


  6. says:

    As the only child of the troublesome movie seductress Lila Shore, Sydney Reilly tries to keep her distance from her mother by living in Seattle with her grandmother Edwina But in the summer she turns sixteen, Syd is called to live with her mother in San Francisco Syd reluctantly leaves behind the life of security she


  7. says:

    I received this as an eARC through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Sydney loves her life at her boarding school She can be a regular teen with great best friends However, occasionally she is forced to stay with her celebrity mother, who is extremely self involved and not a great parent Sydney is to spend her summer


  8. says:

    GIRL, UNFRAMED started off strong, with narrator Sydney experiencing subtle and not so subtle sexism from boys, men and her actress mom s internalized misogyny Slow, repetitive pacing had me waiting for something to happen We know from the blurb a crime is committed I didn t expect to wait until 90% of the story and then to be so unde


  9. says:

    This story kept you hanging for a long time Obviously there were hints at what was going on, but you didn t get a lot filled in as you went along And you had an idea what was going to happen based on the synopsis Within the story there were a lot of good points made, either based on just the thoughts Sydney had as things happened to her, or ev


  10. says:

    Sydney is the daughter of the famous Lila Shore, an actress who did an iconic sex scene Sydney lives most of the year in Seattle attending a private school, living in a dorm, and visiting her grandmother But over the summer, Sydney heads to San Francisco to spend months with her mother, who never seems to actually have time to spend with Sydney Lila li


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