Title Profile & Character Information

Empress of the World

Annotation
"Nicola Lancaster is spending the summer at the Siegel Institute Summer Program for Gifted Youth - a hothouse of smart, articulate, intense teenagers living like college students for eight weeks. Nic's had theater friends and orchestra friends, but never just friend friends. And she's certainly never had a relationship. But on the very first day, she falls in with Katrina the Manic Computer Chick, Isaac the Nice-Guy-Despite-Himself, Kevin the Inarticulate Composer...and Battle. Battle Hall Davies is a beautiful blonde dancer from North Carolina. She's everything Nic isn't. Soon the two are friends - and then, startlingly, more than friends. What do you do when you think you're attracted to guys and then you meet a girl who steals your heart?"--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Awards
2002  Leslie Bradshaw Award for Young Readers

Characters
NameLancaster, Nicola
GenderFemale
OccupationStudent

NameDavies, Battle Hall
GenderFemale
OccupationStudent
TraitSoutherner

GenreFiction
Psychological
    --Gay and lesbian
Coming of age
    --Gay and lesbian
TopicsTeenagers
Gay youth
Sexual experimentation
Self-discovery
Self-acceptance
SettingSummer school program for gifted students