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The Girlz of Galstanberry (Galstanberry #1)

3.54  ·  Rating details ·  13 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
From the boroughs of New York, to the beaches of San Francisco, girls hail from all walks of life, to sport the violet blazer, pink beret, and coveted Galstanberry Girl title.

The Galstanberry twenty acre estate, flanked by a magnificent rose garden and horse stables, rises up from the horizon like a French chateau with interconnected balustrades and high-spiraling turrets
Kindle Edition, 136 pages
Published March 3rd 2011 by WolffHouseBooks&Publishing (first published September 12th 2010)
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I won this book through the Goodreads First-Reads program.

The Girlz of Glastanberry has a message that is incredibly difficult to dislike. Garen S. Wolff has set up a story, or well, a series of stories, that are rife with the message that girls should not allow their gender to control their ambitions. I can't say anything negative about that message - I do believe that women should strive to achieve whatever they wish to achieve - and I can't say anything negative about the multicultural natur
Feb 09, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens, e-read
I was tossing up between one and two stars for this and had to look at what else I'd rated only one or two stars to see where it best fit. Sorry, but from me it's a one. To start with, I didn't like any of the girls. Lilly's chapter I ended up skimming through. Brandi's met the same fate. Fei's was mildly more interesting, but just not fleshed out enough! Tabitha's was a little better but wow, what a piece of work she was. Bitchy, bratty, snobby, rude, incredibly up-herself... at least it made f ...more
Feb 10, 2012 marked it as no-thank-you
I am confused. How does this book end up on the Best Selling Historical Fiction Kindle freebie list? Hmmm?
Mar 07, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review was tough to write for me. As a reader at my age, I would have rated this a 3. However I realize that these are meant for younger readers, girls who need someone to connect with, and so I tried to read and review using that thought process. I hope I did this book justice, since it wasn't necessarily written for me.

That being said, I have to applaud G.S. Wolff for writing such varied and unique characters. Each of the five girls in the book is completely different from the one before
Source: Received from publicist. Many thanks goes to Caroline and Teen Book Scene for sending me a copy of this book for review. I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

My rating: 4/5

The Galstanberry Girls Academy is a prestigious school for academically brilliant young ladies. With the onset of a new year, we travel across the country to meet five newly accepted entrants into the Galstanberry Girls Academy. With the girls coming from completely different socio-econ
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Apr 21, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
From the boroughs of New York, to the beaches of San Francisco, girls hail from all walks of life, to sport the violet blazer and pink beret of the Galstanberry Girls Academy. Five girls from different cities, socio-economic backgrounds and ethnicities are admitted into Galstanberry Girls Academy. Their varied personalities and backgrounds lead to inevitable drama and internal conflicts. However, with each triumph and tribulation, the girls grow, transforming themselves and the academy.


The Girlz of Galstanberry begins as the prominent Charles Galstanberry awaits the birth of this son, Andrew A son that he a has always wanted and intends to pass along the family legacy. Mr. Galstanberry is quite surprised that his newborn child is not a son, but a daughter, Aundrea. A daughter who will be educated and have every opportunity that a male child would have (which was not so common in 1926) as this is the dying wish of Mrs. Galstanberry who has come down with pneumonia shortly after ...more
Laurie Smith
Jul 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed it! Ms. Wolff's debut novel, The Girlz of Galstanberry features five spunky, sassy but smart American girls from varied backgrounds who were accepted into the exclusive Galstanberry school. This book gives you a glimpse into their respective lives pre-Galstanberry. I'm still chuckling from the characters weeks later. It's a great read! You'll find both on Amazon or through the author's website. The second book in the series arrives this month. Read both so you may relive your preteen y ...more
Aug 31, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: on-my-ipod-touch
I admit it, I love to read children's and YA books as well as "grown-up" books! I found this quite by accident I and I thought my 11 yo daughter would enjoy it. It was a fun read although the teenage vernacular was a little confusing at times. I love how the author identified each of the girls and gave of background into their environments before they reached Galstanberry. My daughter will read the book next (she actually read book #2 first) and I can't wait to see her reaction.
Sarah Tope
rated it it was amazing
Aug 05, 2012
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