The basic eight

Daniel Handler

Book - 2006

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Published
New York : Harper Perennial 2006.
Edition
1st Harper Perennial pbk. ed
Language
English
Item Description
First published in the U.S. in 1999 by Thomas Dunne Books.
Physical Description
380 p.
ISBN
9780060733865
Main Author
Daniel Handler (-)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

A satire of teenage life follows cynical soon-to-graduate Flannery Culp on a raucous journey through high school in the 1990s, covering SATs, college applications, friends, boyfriends, tabloid journalism, and TV talk shows. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Flannery Culp wants you to know the whole story of her spectacularly awful senior year. Tyrants, perverts, tragic crushes, gossip, cruel jokes, and the hallucinatory effects of absinthe -- Flannery and the seven other friends in the Basic Eight have suffered through it all. But now, on tabloid television, they're calling Flannery a murderer, which is a total lie. It's true that high school can be so stressful sometimes. And it's true that sometimes a girl just has to kill someone. But Flannery wants you to know that she's not a murderer at all -- she's a murderess.