Bonjour Girl


Dating, fashion, and drama: Clementine never has a dull day at the Parsons School of Design.

When Clementine Liu arrives in New York City to study at the Parsons School of Design, she knows that she’s found
her place. It isn’t long before she meets her fashionista soulmate, the loud and charismatic Jake, and Jonathan, a dreamy fashion photographer who turns her world upside down.

Between schoolwork and glitzy fashion shows, Clementine launches a blog, Bonjour Girl, and her wit, originality, and flair quickly catapult the site to cult status. Unfortunately, this comes with a price: Clementine is faced with online abuse and public humiliation. In the midst of all the drama, she finds out that a classmate is not what she seems, and Clementine has to find a way to save both her reputation and Jake’s fashion collection.


Dewey Divas and the Dudes Spring 2018 Pick


A delicious mix of fashion, romance, and the power of holding onto your dreams. A fun read for all!

Catherine McKenzie, bestselling author of Spin and Arranged

Bonjour Girl is a witty piece of literature that explores different types of bullying from online abuse to public humiliation through Clementine’s experiences at the Parsons School of Design. A must read for teens and their parents, Bonjour Girl exposes the impact of bullying and the importance of being your true self! All the while falling in love with fashion & beauty just a little more.

— Jennifer Brodeur, Founder & CEO, JB Skin Guru

I wish I had this book when I was growing up. I would have read it over and over! Loved it!

Tiffany Pratt, designer, author, stylist, creative

This irresistibly funny and at times heartrending story is a must-have for teen patrons who crave novels about strong heroines reaching for their dreams.

School Library Journal

A quick, fun read.

Literary Treats

The world of high style is famous for focusing on fashions – not feelings. That's what makes Isabelle Lafleche's Bonjour Girl especially charming: Clementine's chic and timely adventures expose the grit behind the glamour, and paint a spirited and intimate portrait of fashion's enigmatic trenches. I only wish I had a book like this when I was growing up.

Jeanne Beker

The characters were fresh, the diversity plentiful, the surprises forthcoming, and the payback oh so sweet.

Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

Clementine is a smart, strong female character who stands by her friends and stands up to bullies. The diversity of the characters (Caucasian, Asian, LGBTQ, disabled) will also be a strong draw to many different readers.

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

Bonjour Girl is…likely to delight creative young teens with big dreams

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