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DIVA
by Jillian Larkin

Genre: Young Adult, Historical

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The last in the Flappers series explores the 1920s with true insight, understanding and exuberance. Where the story falls short is its off-putting juggling of more serious subject matter — like interracial romance during the ‘20s — with other, lighter and puzzling, subplots.

Clara is living her dream, writing for a Manhattan paper. Yet, knowing her ex has moved on so quickly after their breakup is a bitter pill to swallow. Fellow flapper Gloria has been released from jail to help uncover the truth about a young Broadway producer. And the devious Lorraine is ready to make amends with the friends she’s deceived in the past — but will they accept that she’s changed? (DELACORTE, Jul., 320 pp., $17.99, HC, ISBN: 9780385740418, 12 & Up)

Reviewed By: Lauren Spielberg

Publisher: DELACORTE

Published: July 2012

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