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The Lance Temptation (Edgemont #1)

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Sophomore Emili Jones has had it with being a boring, straight-A student. Itching for excitement, she sees plenty of it in classmate Farah Menin’s life of frequent dates and edgy adventure. Hoping the popularity will rub off, Emili latches onto Farah and manipulates herself into best friend status. The connection helps her land the hot new guy, Lance Jankins, but there’s a ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published February 12th 2013 by Astraea Press (first published February 12th 2012)
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Jim Cangany
May 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Emili Jones, a sixteen year-old sophomore at Bates Academy wants a little more in life. She's given up her long-time friends to hang with the glamorous Farah. Now that an opportunity's come up to dump her rock-steady but kind of boring boyfriend Marc for the irresistable Lance, she doesn't hesitate. What follows is a cautionary tale of broken friendship, misplaced loyalty, and making choices that come with heavy consequences. A must-read for any young person who is inclined to take what they hav ...more
Suzanne Lilly
Mar 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-contemporary
I finished The Lance Temptation and immediately started reading the sequel, Along Came Jordan. Emili wants to be popular with the boys, in particular with Lance. But when she becomes best friends with a fun party girl who can get her closer to Lance, her life becomes complicated. She messes up a close friendship, resorts to lying about things, and in the end must face a crucial decision and confrontation. This well-written book is spot on with the emotions, attitudes, and drama of high school. T ...more
Sharon Cruz
Apr 25, 2013 rated it liked it
Read this series backward but still enjoyed it! All the drama and angst in the book are exactly what teens these days go through and the author brought that out quite well! The want and need to be popular never gets old. Aside from that we have betrayal, teen pregnancy, and problems in the home front, I look forward to reading more from this author.
Monica
Mar 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book, what I really love about it is that teens can relate to it. The book may help them feel like they are not alone and that these situations happen to others. And the way this book ends makes you want to read more, the second book is coming out soon. Dr. Brenda Maxfield is a great writer can't wait to read more book from her.
Opal Campbell
Apr 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The first YA book I have read as an adult and I must say I LOVED it :) Touching on real issues and emotions that teens have I thought the author did a fantastic job appealing to not only teens, but adults alike :)
Mona
Nov 24, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya-contemporary, ya
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