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Girls on the Verge
By:Vendela Vida
Published on 2007-04-01 by St. Martin's Press

In a fascinating look at how young women are coming of age in America, Vendela Vida explores a variety of rituals that girls have adapted or created in order to leave their childhoods behind. Vida doesn't just observe the rituals, she actively participates in them, going as far as spending a week at UCLA to experience rush--she emerges a Tri-Delt. She also goes to Miami to learn about the |quince| (the Latin American celebration of a girl's fifteenth birthday), to Houston to take part in a debutante ball, to Los Angeles and San Francisco to talk to female gang members, to Salem, Massachusetts, to interview a coven of witches, and to Las Vegas to watch young brides take the plunge--some of them in drive-through wedding chapels. With humor, insight, and illuminating detail, she explores girls' struggles to forge an identity and secure a sense of belonging through various rituals--rituals that they embrace without necessarily understanding the comforts they seek or the repercussions of their often all-too-adult choices.

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Book ID of Girls on the Verge's Books is SylwLweuU4cC, Book which was written byVendela Vidahave ETAG "gkmxEROh5rk"

Book which was published by St. Martin's Press since 2007-04-01 have ISBNs, ISBN 13 Code is 9781429981972 and ISBN 10 Code is 1429981970

Book which have "192 Pages" is Printed at BOOK under CategorySocial Science

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