There's a certain nostaligic kitschy-ness that makes it hard to put down, but like eating too much of something t ...more
This book can connect to a lot ...more
They meet on the first day of school at New Yorks High School of Performing Arts. Julie Prodsky is soon introduced to the world of fation through her new best friend, who has lots of clothing and jewelry. Julie Prodsky feels lucky to have her new "cool" friend, espeially when it is revealed hour she "gets ...more
I can make a text to world connections because some people dont know what they are doing wrong unt ...more
In the 1980s, Julie P., a freshman at the High School of the Performing Arts, never expected to be close friends with Julie B., a popular girl with expensive designer clothes. Who could afford that many clothes? Soon, Julie P. finds out the secrets behind Julie B.'s closet. Julie B. teaches Julie P. everything she needs to know to steal clothes. She learns tricks, such as always bringing scissors and wearing baggy clothes when she goes shopping. It brings Julie P. excitement whenever she attempt...more
Julie Prodsky is absolutely thrilled, yet anxious, to start at the famed High School of the Performing Arts in New York City. Julie feels like such a loser compared to all the talented and smart students in her freshman class, not to mention the upperclassmen. She worries about fitting in, and can't believe her luck when popular, pretty Julie Braverman notices her in the crowd and invites her to hang out at school.
The Julies' friendship starts to inte ...more
I'll just say briefly, while the book is still fresh in my mind, that I really did enjoy "Klepto" and, while it makes no overt nod to attempting to do "literature" I thought Jenny Pollack made some astute choices in how to present her (apparently very autobiographical) material which make the book believable and unfussy in its presentation of its narrator/heroine's world.
It's a great pop-culture escapist fantasy, w ...more
Klepto Viking Juvenile,2006,288pp.,$16.99
Jenny Pollack ISBN-13: 9780670060610
“Kleptomaniac”- One who steals/shoplift without being able to control themselves, is exactly the way to describe the main character Julie Prodsky in the remarkable novel, Klepto by Jenny Pollack . Jenny Pollack writes an extraordinary novel revolving around the 1980’s where stealing was as easy as 1, 2, and 3 of a teenage girl’s journey through high school.
Julie Prodsky is just starting her freshman year at High scho ...more
A text-to-world connection is this happens alot. it wasnt only them, and just because its a book doesnt mean it doesnt happen in real life. this was placed in manhattan too. this is a lesson ...more
I don't remember a whole lot about it, but I do remember loving it to pieces. I have never read anything else by Jenny Pollack, but I loved her writing in this book.
If you are younger than around 17, ...more
I can make a text-to-world connection because there are many people in the world who are getting peer pressured by their friends. Julie is getting peer pressured into stealing.
I rated this book four stars because it was interesting and many people can relate t ...more
i could make a text to world connection because Julie thought that it was cool to steal clothing. everyone now thinks that it is cool to do things that make them llook like bad kids
i agve this book 3 stars because i think that it could have been better. but i l ...more
Basically thats what te book is about. Them stealing, getting caught, learning stuff etc. I thought that the book was very heart-racing with the trying-not-to-get-caught concept. But I thought the book was kind of innapropriate....... ...more