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The Starboard Sea by Amber Dermont
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Jan 31, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: 1st-reads, general-fiction
Read from January 21 to 23, 2012

Set in the late 1980's "The Starboard Sea" delicately balances the heartbreaking tale of Jason's senior year at prep school against tongue in cheek references to the over the top 80's social scene.

Jason stoically deals with bi-sexuality, suicide, racism, divorce, classism and even a murder as he navigates his way through his "second chance" prep school senior year. His parents, are non-entities in his upbringing and seem to think that there is no problem too big that they can't throw enough money at it. Despite this Jason is a well-adjusted and sweet child who doesn't use his wealth to cover his mistakes, and in fact beats himself up over what he might have done to prevent them.

I would say this novel is a combination of "School Ties" and "Cruel Intentions".

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