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  • By: Lois Duncan
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
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Debutante Hill

By: Lois Duncan
Narrated by: Emma Galvin
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Lois Duncan's classic young adult novel explores the class divides in small-town America, through the eyes of Lynn Chambers. Lynn is a wealthy and popular girl who finds herself shunned from the in-crowd at her high school when she doesn't become a debutante like the rest of the girls. An outcast for the first time in her life, she meets new and exciting friends who open her eyes to the world of the less fortunate. Emma Galvin gives Debutante Hill an exciting presence with a voice full of steely character that captures Lynn's vulnerability before it blossoms into strength.

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Lynn Chambers is popular, wealthy, and going (almost) steady with a handsome college boy. But when she decides not to be a debutante, for the first time Lynn finds herself on the outside. Lois Duncan's 1958 young adult classic tells the story of what happens when the debutante tradition comes to one small town.

©1958 Lois Cardozo. Copyright renewed 1986 by Lois Duncan (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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  • Melissa
  • 14-12-21

Interesting “vintage” story

This was a nice break from the more intense books I had been reading lately. I thought the “vintage” feel of this book was enjoyable and the details were interesting. Debutante parties, movie balconies filled with smokers, girls waiting for boys to walk around the car and open their doors, all these details and more made it easy to become immersed in the story of a different time, although actually not so long ago.

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  • escoocoo
  • 29-05-21

I liked it!

I really like this author and have listened to a number of her books. I especially enjoyed this one because it takes place in the late 1950’s and, as I learned in the ending credits, was actually written in 1958(!!!), so definitely authentically a 1950’s book. Great cover, too, with the color picture of a group of young people in their ‘50’s cars, tops down, hanging around on a beautiful warm and sunny day. Completely authentic!! ☺️

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  • Lilly-Marie Lamarl
  • 19-05-17

An old book and a completely relevant to current times book!

This book may have been written in the late 1950s, but the issues of class it explores are, if anything, even more relevant now. It's also a beautiful book and a great read, and anyone who appreciates a really good love story with down to earth characters is going to love it! The narrator comes across as young herself and engaged with the high school aged characters, and does a fantastic job.