Walking Naked by Nina Bawden - Books - Hachette Australia
Megan is one of the leaders of the in-group. She wouldn't dream of talking to Perdita, "the Freak". But when they are thrown together in detention, she finds herself drawn into a spiky friendship. Megan then faces an uncomfortable choice: Perdita or the group?
Megan felt uncomfortable. Megan has to chose: the clique or the freak? I really like the writing style.
Laura is happily married, a mother and a successful novelist. Although she is prey to night terrors, she is adept at smoothing the disorder of reality into controlled prose. Walking Naked telescopes the whole of Laura's life- childhood, marriages, triumphs and disappointments- into a day in which the past and present converge. It begins with a game of tennis played for duty rather than amusement and progresses, via an afternoon party of old friends and jaded emotions, to a bewildering visit to Laura's son, imprisoned on a drugs' charge.