Little Black Lies by Tish Cohen
Sara and her father are moving to Boston from small-town Lundun, Massachusetts. She is going to attend the prestigious Anton High school—crowned “North America’s Most Elite and Most Bizarre” by TIME Magazine—harder to get into than Harvard. As the new girl, Sara doesn’t know anyone; better yet, no one knows her. That means she can escape her family’s checkered past, and her father can be a surgeon instead of “Crazy Charlie” the school janitor.
What’s the harm of a few little black lies? Especially if it transforms Sara into Anton’s latest “It” girl. But then one of the popular girls at school starts looking into Sara’s past, and her father’s obsessive compulsive disorder takes a turn for the worse. Soon, the whole charade just might come crashing down...
(Summary found on Harper Collins Canada site)
Books about girls attemping to start over at the swanky new school when they have the not so swanky past are a lot of fun for me (in some ways The Jet Set was like this and I loved that book a lot more than I thought I would). Little Black Lies sounds like it's more complex, though, given that it works in the family issues of OCD and money as well as, it sounds like, whether Sara is ashamed of her father or not.
Knowing people with OCD, I'd be interested how the topic is coverd in the book and if it's blown into crazy-land like some books seem to do or if it's covered realistically (which I think would make the book great and both characters connect well with the readers).
I'm also really interested in seeing just what the 'bizarre' description of the school means!
The release date is currently October 13, 2009 :D