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By Abigail Jones

Verified in 1798, Milton Academy had constantly had a proud historical past of accomplishment, integrity, and pride—until a intercourse scandal rocked the campus and made headlines within the spring of 2005. Written by way of Milton graduates who be aware of this world—and those students—like no others, stressed Virgins follows a bunch of seniors who have been there because the "incident" (as it got here to be known as) opened up. Startling, riveting, very important, and real, it bargains a decent, intimate examine the genuine lives of present day teens—an eye-opening but delicate depiction of standard young ones with basic struggles that no youngster, mum or dad, or educator can come up with the money for to disregard.

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Jillian had friends who dieted throughout high school, but for them it was a three-week task; for Jillian it was a way of life. In elementary and middle school, Jillian had boyfriends, best friends, alcohol parties, and enemies—all the signs of a highly successful social life. When she’d first learned about the DSGs at Milton, she decided she would become one of them. She thought she had it figured out: The idea was to actively pursue the title while simultaneously denying the fact that you were pursuing the title.

Under normal circumstances, Jillian loved dressing up. In preschool, she cried and hit her teachers when they made her take off a bride costume she’d coveted from the dress-up trunk. Later in childhood her romance with make-believe blossomed on Halloween, when she wore a tutu with blue sequins, went trick-or-treating with a boy, ran into a shrub, got upset, and then discovered her love of men when he turned to her and said It’s okay, you still look beautiful. Jillian grew up near Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in a house with rooms that were off-limits to kids.

At seventeen, he was neither handsome nor unattractive. Just tall and unassuming, with a mop of brown hair, and a bump on his nose. Josh hadn’t yet grown into his body or his face, and wore T-shirts and hooded sweatshirts to school that cloaked him in perpetual boyhood. But on the basketball court he was graceful and controlling, attractive in the most unexpected way. You could see his ripped thighs and defined arms beneath his orange-andblue uniform. He was the kind of boy who would grow into a handsome and gentle man.

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