The History of Hilary Hambrushina

The History of Hilary Hambrushina
May 2017
Fiction

Hilary has one goal for her first year in junior high: to become popular. But her plans are turned upside down when her best friend leaves for the summer and a quirky girl named Kallie moves in next door. Kallie paints constellations on her ceiling, sleeps in a hammock, and enacts fantastical plays in front of cute boys on the beach. Yet despite Kallie’s lack of interest in being “cool,” Hilary and Kallie find themselves becoming friends. That summer friendship, however, is put to the test when school begins, reigniting Hilary's obsession with climbing the social ladder. As Hilary discovers the dark side to popularity, she must decide who she wants to be before she loses everything.

PUBLICATION DATE: MAY 31, 2017

Author(s)

Marnie Lamb

Marnie Lamb

Though she once dreamt of heading to Hollywood, Marnie Lamb decided that writing, not acting, was her true passion. She has a master’s degree in creative writing, and her short stories have appeared in Journey Prize Stories 25 and various Canadian literary journals.