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A blackly comic tale of spoilt Ellen, returning to her family to find she has been usurped by April, her brother's girlfriend. Worse still, April is sweetness & light and suddenly they see Ellen for the brat she is! Everyone loves April, everyone but Ellen who doesn't trust her & sets about plotting April's removal from her family home. Is April all she seems to be? And how can Ellen become the golden girl once again? A great read & good fun.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Family, struggle with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   In-laws Family, loving relations    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   brother Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics:    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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