Umminger, Alison. American Girls. 2016. 304 p. Flatiron Books, $17.99 (978-1250075000). Gr. 9-up.
While staying with her actress sister in LA and researching the Manson girls for a film project, fifteen-year-old Anna dissects the nature of fame, family and what it means to be young, female and powerless in a culture obsessed with surface realities.