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Inside Girl (Inside Girl #1)

3.6  ·  Rating Details ·  450 Ratings  ·  29 Reviews
Featuring Flan Flood, a favorite character of the original Insider novels, Inside Girl offers a fresh, young, and girl-centric perspective that is perfect for early teen readers in this first of a brand-new spinoff series.
Hardcover, 229 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Turtleback Books
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Jennifer Wardrip
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Flan Flood is the main character in this awesome spin-off of the INSIDERS series!

Flan decides that she wants to go to a public school, because she is tired of her friends using her to try and get to her older brother, Patch. All she wants is to be a normal girl, having a normal high school experience.

But she's a Flood.

She has some of her friends that she's met though her brother living with her as runaways and a movie star hiding in her apartment
Dayjara Nelson
Nov 13, 2013 Dayjara Nelson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A 14 year old girl named Flan Flood, endures the luxurious life of a rich family, living in a beautiful home in New York City. She hides in the shadows of her popular siblings, Patch and Feb. Her parents are never home and are always traveling.Usually, she would attend a very high class prepatory school for her high school years like most of her acquaintances, but this year she wanted to stand out and start over as a "normal" girl. However, her ideal plan of maintaining a "normal life" would not ...more
Angel Zheng
Sep 12, 2013 Angel Zheng rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 8th-grade


The book Inside Girl by J. Minter is about a High School girl named Flan Flood. Flan's family is really rich, so her mom and dad sends her to an all-girls private school. Flan's parents enjoy traveling around the world, so they are not always home. Flan's brother and sister are famous and she is only well-known because of her siblings. All of Flan's friends show more interest in her brother instead of her, so Flan got sick of this and decided to attend a public school as a normal girl. At St
Aug 20, 2009 Inge rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Someone looking for a PG version of Gossip Girl
Shelves: young-adult
One of the tweens at the library recommended this to me. I had high hopes, as it seemed semi-Gossip-Girly in nature. Flan Flood just became too tiresome after a while. I realize that this is the first book in a series, so I sincerely hope that Flan develops and matures. Flan is a doormat. Her family neglects her and her rich friends take her for granted. I waited the entire book for Flan to stand up for herself, but she never does. Her wealthier friends expect her to act as their mother even tho ...more
Shirley Ye
This book was very interesting. I finished it in 3 days. It is about a girl, Flan Flood, who has very rich parents that likes to travel around a lot so she is left with her brother, Patch, and her sister February. February isn't mentioned a lot in this book and Flan doesn't know what happened to her. Patch and February are very famous people and they like to have a lot of parties while her parents are away. She just came out of private school and she is moving onto her high school life. She got ...more
I started reading this book when I was at Borders bookstore a few years ago. I read about halfway through & then it was time to leave & I wanted to continue reading it, but there was only 1 copy left. I decided to buy it. It's an easy read & a great book for young adults or teens or anybody who wants to relive high school again. The story centers around a girl named Flan Flood who starts a new high school & wants to be the normal girl for once. She is always used to having the pa ...more
Jul 14, 2012 babs rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book is just what I rated it...just ok. It was a very fast read. It of course was not mentally stimulating but it was cute and chic. I bought it from a dollar store and kept me entertained for a few hours. It is a very cliché book and I would recommend it to the younger readers and not those above the age of 15 unless of course...not like younger teen reads. It just isn't my cup of tea.
Jan 23, 2009 Rachel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun book about a 14 year old, NYC socialite (imagine Paris Hilton having a teenage sister) who decides her life is too shallow. She enrolls in a public school, stops wearing designer fashion, and hides her old life from her new friends. Problems ensue – including any number of interesting characters deciding to move in with her and her falling for a totally normal boy.

As an adult reading this, I did find it a bit young for me. However, I still enjoyed it.
This book is amazing. I loved it. It is about this girl named Flan Flood and her two siblings are almost famous but she is tired of the glamour life. So she goes to school undercover and you will have to read the rest to find out.
Oct 18, 2011 Olivia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
i liked this book because it was interesting and because it showed just how hard it is to move to a completely different school and how people over think things. this book was also interesting because it had in depth vocab and interesting ideas.
Jun 26, 2009 Anna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty good. It's a good story about friendship.
Sep 29, 2012 Mikayla rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought the very interesting! It kept me hooked and was a fast read, definitely recommend this book for teens to read!
Jul 24, 2010 Amethyst rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome book!!!
I thought it was boring up until chapter 26.
This book was amazing i thought the book was awesome
Aug 23, 2008 Samantha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this is a VERY good book especailly if u like books about teenage girls lives
Aug 24, 2008 Emma rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i feel sorry for flan... she has like three celebrities hiding in her house and nobody can come over.
Jul 22, 2008 Trisha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't LOVE this book but it was easy fun reading.
pretty good, semi realistic gossip book
Sep 11, 2009 Mary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book rocked! Even though Flan made lots of mistakes she learned from them and fixed what she broke. I learned a lot from her own mistakes.
Aug 21, 2009 Rachel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked it!!!
not to bad i read it to read something
Maya ...
Feb 16, 2009 Maya ... rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: girls ages: 12-16
Recommended to Maya by: my super friend Gwen! (thx)
it was good.... while reading i would imagine myself as Flan Flood...=]
Apr 23, 2009 Shelby rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing story. Could not put it down. Started and finished and forgot I was reading a story it felt so real.
Jul 09, 2009 Christina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was okay. I liked how she didn't push her celebrity friends or use them for popularity. I didn't get why she couldn't tell her friends the truth about her family though.
Dec 31, 2008 Madison rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read like 3 books in this series. I really enjoyed these books and finished them rather quickly. Mostly for teenage girls.
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J. Minter grew up in New York City and attended Columbia University. He is the author of The Insiders series, and lives in TriBeCa, in New York City.
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