The Darling Buddsis a serialized Young Adult novel by Johnny Dale. New installments post every Sunday afternoon. (feed)
Style Is Substance
Alexander and Lillian Budd are the most influential students at New Orleans’ elite Beaumonde Academy. The twins, along with their inner circle of close friends, have remade the school to fit their subversive vision of elegance and style.
But suddenly the twins are gone, and their friends discover that they have to find a way to live in a world without The Darling Budds...
Here's what critics and readers are saying about The Darling Budds:
"Johnny Dale is writing a book on—get this—the Internet! I know what you’re saying, 'I’ve read free online literature before,' but this is different. Johnny’s The Darling Budds is a real book with characters and plot and wit and suspense and whatnot. I love it so far. Read it, and tell your literate friends."
"Johnny Dale's characters are richer, prettier, maybe smarter, and let's hope more troubled than us. They lead charmed lives and most of the time, they can't stand it. I'm jealous of them, enthralled by them, and I thoroughly dig reading about them."
Chris Dahlen Pitchfork, The Onion AV Club
"It's what you wish your high school summer fling had actually been like. It's falling in love with the supporting characters."