Fashion for Tweens <ul><li>The Ashleys </li></ul><ul><li>by </li></ul><ul><li>Melissa de la cruz </li></ul>
The Ashleys <ul><li>At Miss Gamble’s Preparatory School for Girls, it is someone other than the teachers or administrators who run the schools in way that matter. The real rulers are a clique of three students. </li></ul>
The Ashleys <ul><li>These rulers are very attractive (even in the school uniforms), very rich, and very un-nice girls who really control the school life. And they are known as the Ashleys. </li></ul>
The Ashleys <ul><li>The Ashleys seem to have almost unlimited funds, an unusual standing for most tween and teens, and they constantly appear in the latest styles and most beautiful of clothes. </li></ul>
The Ashleys <ul><li>This group, the Ashleys , is referred thus because all three have the name of Ashley. As we will find out, within this group only one of the girls is called Ashley by her two companions. </li></ul>
The Ashleys <ul><li>Ashley Spencer is the one privileged within this group to be referred to as Ashley. This Ashley admits to only one weakness: an allergy to weakness. This is actually not the truth and it is a very dangerous omission. </li></ul>
The Ashleys <ul><li>As the Ashleys and everyone return to school from summer vacation, we meet someone who has decided to put an end to the Reign of the Ashleys. That person is Lauren Page. </li></ul>
The Ashleys <ul><li>Lauren has along with her fellow student been tormented for by the Ashleys and they even forced mud down Lauren’s mouth when they were just starting school. Lauren is generally kind hearted but also she also has a long memory. </li></ul>
The Ashleys <ul><li>Lauren have been become fabulously wealthy in the interim since school ended and when school resumes she returns in a re-done version of her former self and can now match and out do the Ashleys in the area of fashion Style competitions are the major tools the Ashleys employ to control other students. </li></ul>
The Ashleys <ul><li>Lauren has decided to destroy the Ashleys from within and she commences to infiltrate their group. </li></ul>
The Ashleys <ul><li>Lauren is not readily accepted by the Ashleys and she continues to receive insults but she refuses to react. She is determined. One of Lauren’s strategies to gain their acceptance is to invite them on a shopping trip to Rodeo Drive aboard Mr. Page very own 747 private jet. The results are mixed. </li></ul>
The Ashleys <ul><li>It turns out that within the Ashleys there is the existence of turmoil. Ashley (Spencer) does seem to call the shots and one other Ashley does seem to resent this state of being while the last Ashley refuses to acknowledge the existence of this conflict. Lauren is puzzled as how to make use of this information or not. </li></ul>
The Ashleys <ul><li>Due to her overbearing attitude Ashley Spencer almost loses her life. She has never acknowledged her allergy to nuts. When the second Ashley under duress from Ashley places a food order without following Ashley’s directions, Ashley suffers an allergic reaction. Ashley would have benefited from wearing those non-exclusive shirts with the Allergic to Nuts signs. </li></ul>
The Ashleys <ul><li>While Lauren does not fully succeed in her goals, she learns from her efforts and she finds that she is no longer as affected by them. </li></ul><ul><li>Our story ends more or less at the school dance where of course the Ashleys are the best dressed. </li></ul>
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