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Chocolates for Breakfast by Pamela Moore - Excerpt

Chocolates for Breakfast by Pamela Moore - Excerpt

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Courtney Farrell is a disaffected, sexually precocious fifteen-year-old. She splits her time between Manhattan, where her father works in publishing, and Los Angeles, where her mother is a still-beautiful Hollywood actress. After a boarding-school crush on a female teacher ends badly, Courtney sets out to learn everything fast. Her first drink is a very dry martini, and her first kiss the beginning of a full-blown love affair with an older man.

A riveting coming-of-age story, Chocolates for Breakfast became an international sensation upon its initial publication in 1956, and it still stands out as a shocking and moving account of the way teenagers collide, often disastrously, against love and sex for the first time.
Courtney Farrell is a disaffected, sexually precocious fifteen-year-old. She splits her time between Manhattan, where her father works in publishing, and Los Angeles, where her mother is a still-beautiful Hollywood actress. After a boarding-school crush on a female teacher ends badly, Courtney sets out to learn everything fast. Her first drink is a very dry martini, and her first kiss the beginning of a full-blown love affair with an older man.

A riveting coming-of-age story, Chocolates for Breakfast became an international sensation upon its initial publication in 1956, and it still stands out as a shocking and moving account of the way teenagers collide, often disastrously, against love and sex for the first time.

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prg a Sasbrke Hall was learly he ms beauulme  year. All he alumae sad s as hey rememberedhe apple blssms  he quadragle, ad he grass grwg lgad resh besde he brk, where llegal ckes were plaed keep hem l r ladese drks bere he eveg sudy hall. i sprg he sweaers ha were always  bg ad hemahg blue skrs ad he surdy oxrds were shpped hme, be replaed by he blue dresses ad he saddle shes  hesprg urm. Sasbrke had bee uded sxy years ag he paer  Eglsh publ shls, ad s hgh-beamed halls were dark ad heavy wh rad. ths was he me  year whe he sudes exhaged he wer pallr  sudes ad -dr baskeball r early su as, ad hey lked srubbed adhealhy as hey walked abu he gruds ad laughed  grups he shadwed uryards.the wdws  curey Farrell’s rm were peed  helush ceu sprg, ad her rmmae, Jae Parker, was
 
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lyg wh her lhes   a pah  su arss her bed. cur-ey was a slm, dark-hared grl  ee, wh he pale skad hgh lrg  he irsh. Her eyes were alms gree, addeepeed uder he sulgh. they were large, rebellus eyes, wh a ldess ha a grl  ee shuld  have kw. Herae had already ls ms  s hldsh rudess, ad as shepuzzled ver her rasla  caesar her srgly mlded h was hrus rward  haraers deae ad deerma.the s aer rep  hrugh he wdw ad urledabu her  he bed, ad she sghed deeply as he seas g hebeer  her sudes. curey pu dw he exbk ad lsedhe La dary. She k a baaa rm he  bx besdeher bed ad hrew   Jae, ad peeled hersel aher.“i eel s relaxed,” curey sad. “i ever appreae shls muh as aer a vaa.”“i d’ appreae shl ay me,” Jae sad. “Espeally aer a vaa. i really had a ball hs sprg,” she sad refe-vely. She ured  her rmmae. “Yu had a prey gd va-a , dd’ yu? i mea, sayg wh yur mher a hePlaza ad all?” She gred. “Eve hugh he vaa was de-layed a uple  days.”“oh, i dd’ md ha,” curey sad wh a muhul  ba-aa. “Mummy was awully upse, ad blamed he whle hg Daddy—she sad she assumed Daddy was mg bak rm he Vrg islads  me r my vaa. o urse, Daddy wre mea lg leer sayg ha he had assumed Mummy kew he sll had a week  hs vaa  g— yu kw, all abuhw he was up  hsears  hs publshg wrk eve  vaa, ad hw he eeded heres. Bu Mummy was’ wrkg  ay pure, s he sud leher me  rm he cas rgh away. She was awully upse hai had  say a shl w days  he vaa, bu i dd’ md.”

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Though the vernacular is straight out of the 1960s, the coming-of-age themes in the reissue of this classic from Moore, who died in 1964 at the age of 26, are timeless. Courtney Farrell, the 15-year-old daughter of a Hollywood screen star and Manhattanite father, leaves boarding school to live with her mother in L.A. Beautiful and more adult than child, Courtney rubs elbows and sips martinis with the Hollywood elite. Soon she loses her virginity to Barry Cabot, an effeminate 28-year-old womanizing actor. After enjoying "the marvelous luxury of her own young body," the inevitable heartbreak devastates Courtney, and she begins cutting to deal with her pain. Eventually, her mom's acting career takes a nosedive, and they're forced to move to New York, where Courtney searches for authenticity in a sea of spoiled rich kids and disaffected parents, who have money in abundance but little happiness. Shocking for its time, Moore's debut entranced a generation of teen girls bumbling through adolescence (and even takes credit for popularizing the name Courtney for girls), and will surely continue to resonate with audiences for years to come. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Though the vernacular is straight out of the 1960s, the coming-of-age themes in the reissue of this classic from Moore, who died in 1964 at the age of 26, are timeless. Courtney Farrell, the 15-year-old daughter of a Hollywood screen star and Manhattanite father, leaves boarding school to live with her mother in L.A. Beautiful and more adult than child, Courtney rubs elbows and sips martinis with the Hollywood elite. Soon she loses her virginity to Barry Cabot, an effeminate 28-year-old womanizing actor. After enjoying "the marvelous luxury of her own young body," the inevitable heartbreak devastates Courtney, and she begins cutting to deal with her pain. Eventually, her mom's acting career takes a nosedive, and they're forced to move to New York, where Courtney searches for authenticity in a sea of spoiled rich kids and disaffected parents, who have money in abundance but little happiness. Shocking for its time, Moore's debut entranced a generation of teen girls bumbling through adolescence (and even takes credit for popularizing the name Courtney for girls), and will surely continue to resonate with audiences for years to come. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

2013-05-06, Publishers Weekly
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Very real story
Publishers Weekly reviewed this
Though the vernacular is straight out of the 1960s, the coming-of-age themes in the reissue of this classic from Moore, who died in 1964 at the age of 26, are timeless. Courtney Farrell, the 15-year-old daughter of a Hollywood screen star and Manhattanite father, leaves boarding school to live with her mother in L.A. Beautiful and more adult than child, Courtney rubs elbows and sips martinis with the Hollywood elite. Soon she loses her virginity to Barry Cabot, an effeminate 28-year-old womanizing actor. After enjoying "the marvelous luxury of her own young body," the inevitable heartbreak devastates Courtney, and she begins cutting to deal with her pain. Eventually, her mom's acting career takes a nosedive, and they're forced to move to New York, where Courtney searches for authenticity in a sea of spoiled rich kids and disaffected parents, who have money in abundance but little happiness. Shocking for its time, Moore's debut entranced a generation of teen girls bumbling through adolescence (and even takes credit for popularizing the name Courtney for girls), and will surely continue to resonate with audiences for years to come. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

2013-05-06, Publishers Weekly
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