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By Carrie Karasyov

-- A brand-new dresser from Saks -- a personal jet to Holland to choose the correct tulip -- A visitor checklist that competitors red-carpet after-parties -- And a birthday bash that blows all others thoroughly out of the water ok, it is not your ordinary birthday want record, yet Whitney Blake and Sophie Mitchum are whatever yet common. i am Laura Finnegan -- thrift-store junkie and scholarship scholar at Tate, our posh all-girls highschool in big apple. remember the fact that, i am not like Whit and Soph -- attractive, renowned, and wealthy -- yet that does not cease us from being BFFs. Sophomore 12 months used to be going nice, until eventually they all started tuning in to the all-Sweet 16, all-the-time channel. Now tempers are flaring, Prada baggage are flying, and men are being tossed round in vicious tug-of-war battles. All this, simply to see whose candy 16 reigns ultimate?

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She’s just fun to have around. ” I was sitting at my kitchen table eating dinner with my parents and telling them all about Sophie. “She and Whit also have fully bonded. ” I paused, knowing my parents hated talk of material things. It was so not our fam. ” “That’s wonderful, darling,” said my mom, reaching over to the refrigerator to grab more milk. Our little yellow kitchen was tiny (“charming,” my mother called it), so our dinners were pretty infor­ mal. Cartons on the table, our seventeen-year-old cat Buster on my father’s lap, and the New York Times Sunday crossword under my mother’s plate were not uncommon.

After January twenty-eighth everything else would be normal. Hey, if they were game, all the more power to them. With two enormous bank accounts and two determined fifteen-year-olds organizing it, it was bound to be a pretty sweet sixteen. Right? Whitney and Sophie had each enlisted me to come along and help convince their moms that a joint bash could be great. A diplomat’s work is never done. So the next day was a begfest. Late Monday afternoon Sophie and I walked into the private room at David Barton Gym on 85th Street to see her mom midworkout; Mrs.

Teen Vogue! )—is as organized as a Hold Everything catalog. In another nook is her “workstation,” which holds her Chippendale desk, her brand-new iMac computer, and my favorite of all: her stationery collection. I am such a sucker for nice papers. Whenever I pass a stationery store, I just have to do a drive-by. And Whit has all of her hand-engraved letterhead, envelopes, business cards (Who needs those at age fifteen? Not sure, but rad anyway) meticulously arranged in special wooden desk shelves.

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