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Aqua Net Diaries: Big Hair, Big Dreams, Small Town (1st Gallery trade pbk Edition)

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Jennifer Niven quit her job as a television producer to write the true story of a doomed 1913 Arctic expedition in her first book, The Ice Master, which was named one of the top ten nonfiction books by Entertainment Weekly, and won the Barnes & Noble Discover Award.

She received high praise for her follow- up arctic adventure, Ada Blackjack, which detailed the life of one woman who overcame enormous odds to survive.

Now, Niven tells a survival tale of a different kind; her own thrilling, excruciating, amazing, and utterly unforgettable adventure in a midwestern high school during the 1980s.

Richmond, Indiana, was a place where people knew their neighbors and went to church on Sundays.

It also had only one high school with 2,500 students, and for both the students and the townspeople, it was the center of the universe.

In The Aqua-Net Diaries, Niven takes readers through her adolescent years in full, gloriousand hilariousdetail, sharing awkward moments from the first day of school, to drivers ed, and her first love, against a backdrop of bad 1980s fashion and big hair.

Like Chuck Klosterman in Fargo Rock City, Nivens talented voice perfectly captures the pain, joy, and shame of going through adolescence in Americas heartland, making a funny, touching, and universal experience.

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Product Details
Gallery Books
1416959203 / 9781416959205
eBook (EPUB)
336 pages
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