Brave New Girl (novel)

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Brave New Girl
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Author Louisa Luna
Country United States
Language English
Genre Novel (Family & Relationships)
Publisher MTV Books
Publication date
January 30, 2001
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 208 pages
ISBN 0-7434-0786-5
OCLC 45965277
LC Class CPB Box no. 1909 vol. 1

Brave New Girl is the first novel by Louisa Luna.[1] It was published by MTV Books in early 2001. The book was written by Luna when she was at New York University.

The novel tracks the adolescent angst of the protagonist, Doreen Severna, who is comparable to the character Holden Caulfield from The Catcher in the Rye. The story takes place in Pasadena, California, the summer before Doreen's freshman year in high school.

Doreen is a fourteen-year-old outcast with only one friend, the equally marginalized Ted. The two share an intense love of music (mainly The Pixies) and knowledge of what it's like to be alienated.[2]

The novel's title is a play on Aldous Huxley's Brave New World — a title which is itself drawn from William Shakespeare's The Tempest, act V, scene I.

The book is mentioned in The Pixies documentary loudQUIETloud.


  1. ^ Currier, Tammy L. (January 30, 2001). "Brave New Girl". Teenreads. 
  2. ^ Penrice, Melissa (March 7, 2001). "Story of adolescence depicts stereotypical, broad characters". The Michigan Daily.