GIRL CODE

MEET PALLAS, LEONA, AND VIVIANNE; THE THREE MAIN CHARACTERS OF MY FORTHCOMING YA NOVEL, GIRL CODE.

It doesn't seem as though life can get any better for sixteen year old Pallas Fontaine.  She just found out her best friend from childhood is moving to town and they'll be starting their junior year together.  Also, since slimming down over the summer, she returns to school with an eye-popping new figure and remarkable confidence.  It's hard for her to believe the senior star running back and the gorgeous new guy with the amazing eyes are both vying for her attention.  What could possibly go wrong this year?

     Judging by Leona Derion's ever present smile, it appears she is thrilled to be living with her father and his new family.  She's certainly happy to be back in school with her BFF, Pallas.  Of course, none of her friends know the details of how she ended up here, or what she plans to do now that she's arrived.  When her new life doesn't turn out exactly as she'd hoped, Leona decides to make some drastic changes; not stopping to think how they may affect her future and break down the relationships with those closest to her.

     Vivianne Maison has been best friends with Pallas since seventh grade.  Ever since the pair met, they've been inseparable; the insecure, quiet duo.  Now that Pallas is back with her brand new look and poise, Vivianne finds herself uncomfortable with her comrade's newfound popularity and questions the direction of their freindship.  When she discovers Leona is moving to town, it does little to boost her hopes.  However, since Pallas is so busy being Miss Popular, she hardly has time for either of them and Leona and Vivianne form a friendship of their own.  At first, Vivianne enjoys keeping secrets from Pallas and not living in her shadow.  But when Leona's behavior begins to spiral out of control, Vivianne is forced to ask herself where her loyalties really lie, and if keeping secrets is worth violating the GIRL CODE.