When my dad dropped us off at the front gate, the first things I saw were the rose garden spreading out on either side of the main driveway and the enormous sign in iron cursive letters spelling out LAURINDA. No aLadies Collegea after it, of course; the name was meant to speak for itself. Laurinda is an exclusive school for girls. At its secret core is the Cabinet, a trio of girls who wield power over their classmates - and some of their teachers. Entering this world of wealth and secrets is Lucy Lam, a scholarship girl with sharp eyes and a shaky sense of self. As she watches the Cabinet at work, and is courted by them, Lucy finds herself in a battle for her identity and integrity. Funny, feisty and moving, Laurinda explores Lucyas struggle to stay true to herself as she finds her way in a new world of privilege and opportunity.Dona#39;t you realise this room is filled with dust mites? ... My mother cottoned on to what the nurse was saying, even though she couldna#39;t understand the language. ... aThe Spanish nurse doesna#39;t come into peoplea#39;s houses and judge them.
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