Lunch in Brooklyn

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Originally serialized in Sassy magazine, this is the full version of the story many readers have been waiting to finish since 1994. If you are an eighth grader, this book will make you glad to know other people have been there. If you are a former eighth grader, you’ll enjoy the trip. More

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Published: March 24, 2012
Words: 51,210
Language: English
ISBN: 9780985417307
About Rebecca Moore

Like her protagonist, Rebecca Moore attended Quaker schools in New York City. She majored in English and creative writing at Vassar College and got her MFA in fiction from Columbia University’s School of the Arts. In addition to Lunch in Brooklyn, Moore also published three short stories in Sassy and is the author of a second novel, The Interior Ghost.


Review by: Robert Weinberger on Jan. 12, 2013 : star star star star star
Finally! A story about teenagers by an adult who actually writes the way teenagers talk! Lunch in Brooklyn takes place in New York City in the late 1970s, but it could’ve been written about any era in any locale. Adolescent angst never changes throughout the years; the desires, humiliations and fumbling explorations (drugs, sexuality) remain constant, as do teachers who exclaim, “People, settle down,” and parents who hover over every relationship detail. Rebecca Moore has a keen ear for dialog and expertly crafts a young girl’s coming-of-age in a specific time and place. The good news is that Lunch in Brooklyn doesn’t require you be female, or from Brooklyn, to enjoy it.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Susan Price on May 08, 2012 : star star star star star
Lunch in Brooklyn is an amazing and engaging read. Set in late 1970s NYC, it is a year in the life of 14 year old Kate. The late 1970s in NYC were remarkable for parents and children - one might say their roles and responsibilities were practically reversed. Rebecca Moore has really captured so much of that era, both at home and at school, along with the teenage angst we all experience growing up. A very fresh, present and compelling read, you can't help but identify with Kate and so many other characters.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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