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That Archer Girl

3.79  ·  Rating Details ·  14 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Seventeen, slim, blonde, bright, and beautiful - that's the Archer girl. She has aquamarine eyes fringed with thick, dark lashes; she wears expensive clothes from the "smartest" shops; she drives her own Thunderbird convertible; she's the only child of Lakeside's wealthy, most important family. Anne Archer has everything that a girl could possibly want, except true ...more
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Published January 1st 1959 by Westminster John Knox Press
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Wendy
Dec 08, 2008 Wendy rated it liked it
Oh, Anne Archer! You adorable high school nymphomaniac!
Rose
Apr 17, 2015 Rose rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
I read this when I was in junior high and it made quite an impression on me at the time. I just found a copy and reread it. The book is still an excellent character study of a spoiled, self-centered, conniving girl who has to have the attention of every man in the room at all costs. We know the type. Scarlett O'Hara comes to mind. That Archer Girl was the first book I ever read with an unsympathetic heroine. I was rooting for her to get her come-uppance. And she did.
Anna
Jan 15, 2010 Anna rated it did not like it
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I can't believe I wasted my time reading this book! It was completely unsatisfactory, and I absolutely hated every moment of it. The heroine, Anne, was such a self-centered little brat that I almost couldn't stand it. The only reason I finished this book was because I wanted to see how ended. I assumed Anne would learn her lesson, reform and everything would work out nicely. It didn't. I'm assuming the author was trying to get away from the predictable, happily-ever-after ending. If so, I didn't ...more
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May 29, 2011 girl writing rated it liked it
One of the 1950's young adult novels from my collection. About a high society girl in her senior year of high school. I can't imagine being so manipulative and conniving. She must have attention by every guy in the room even if it's her best friend's boyfriend. Anne Archer even figures out how to end up kneeling next to a boy at the communion rail on Christmas Eve who wasn't in her pew. It's a little over the top but a good read with the genre-requisite descriptions of clothes.
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I learned how to write from this cleverly crafted novel
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Anne Emery was born Anne Eleanor McGuigan, in Fargo, North Dakota, and moved to Evanston, Illinois, when she was nine years old. Miss McGuigan attended Evanston Township High School and Northwestern University. Following her graduation from college, her father, a universit
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