Dreams of Significant Girls by Cristina Garcia
Release Date: July 11, 2011
Brought together each summer at a boarding school in Switzerland, three girls learn a lot more than just French and European culture. Shirin, an Iranian princess; Ingrid, a German-Canadian eccentric; and Vivien, a Cuban-Jewish New Yorker culinary phenom, are thrown into each other's lives when they become roommates.
This is a story of 3 paths slowly beginning to cross and merge as they spend the year apart, but the summers together. Through navigating the social-cultural shoals of the school, developing their adolescence, and learning the confusing and conflicting legacies of their families' past, Shirin, Ingrid, and Vivien form an unbreakable bond.
This story takes readers on a journey into the lives of very different girls and the bonds that keep them friends.
-This meme is hosted by Breaking the Spine and this is the debut I want the most at the moment. I made the mistake of reading some rave reviews and now I want it so bad. Boarding school with teens of color. Set during the '70s in Europe, sounds divine!