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New School (New York, N.Y.). Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program (sponsoring body)
Caron Levis (thesis advisor)
Lauren Vassallo (author)
Jill Santopolo (thesis advisor)


May 1 2015


At the Ready is a YA contemporary novel about Leigh Conway, a senior in the Mapleton High School Marching Lions Marching Band, one of the top competitive marching bands in New York State. After a crushing defeat at their first competition suggests that Mapleton might not be as unbeatable as they once thought, Leigh and the rest of the band are forced to reconsider and redefine what it means to be the best. While working to regain their status as a championship band, Leigh is also faced with the task of exploring her sexuality, or possibly lack thereof, as a result of her burgeoning relationship with another member of the band.



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