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Franco American Dreams

3.65 of 5 stars 3.65  ·  rating details  ·  57 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Her name is Abbie. She is nineteen and she has had it with guys. Especially the wrong guys. 'Cause that's all she ever seems to meet. Oh, she likes guys just fine - and they are kind of necessary, in a Mother Nature sort of way - but she is just over it with the ones who drink all the time, and are forever taking pills and drifting off into their own little private Idaho. ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published July 3rd 1997 by Simon & Schuster (first published 1997)
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Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
I'm determined to move some books along
that I've had hanging around on my shelves
a while. Franco American Dreams is one.
How would I categorize this book?
Beyond Bridget, yes, way beyond.
A trying-to-be-good girl main character
who is attracted to bad boys. I kept
telling myself as I read, These are not
typical nineteen year olds. The truth is,
though, that I think they are. I kept
wanting to give up on it; however, the
story wrapped up nicely at the end.
I first read this when I graduated college, and after spending four years reading mostly classics as an English major, I was so excited to discover chick lit. I had been conditioned to think that Worthwhile Adult writing had to be about Something Important like poverty, war, racism, sexism, feminism, any -ism. I loved this book because it was about boys and dating, which was pretty much all I cared about at that age. The main character was obsessed with some Stupid Boy who obviously wasn't reall ...more
Pretty good chick lit. At first I had a hard time getting into this book because of all of the chirpy sorority girl type talk, but after the plot began I rather enjoyed the story. Abbie is a nineteen year old soon to be fashion designer who deals with her impending fashion show for graduation and the boys she falls in love with who all seem to have the same problem...substance abuse.
i loooooooved this book when i was fifteen -- hadn't read it in a bazillion years though. i'm happy to say it's still hilariously enjoyable. also completely ridiculous. i still find myself wanting to make all my friends read it.
I read this when I was 14, and recall loving it. While I'm not sure I'd enjoy it as much as an adult, I may give it a re-read some day just to see.
Read it years ago and remember liking it but I have to agree that it might be a little young for me now!
I read this book approximately 10 times between the ages of 12 and 17. I thought the story was so cool.
Louie Haltom
tryed not to like this chick book but I did
Ashley Howard
One of my favorite high school reads!
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JULIE TAYLOR writes about teen relationships for magazines such as Cosmo Girl, Jump, Teen, and YM. She is also author of Franco American Dreams, which is currently being made into a feature film. Julie lives in Hollywood, California.
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