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The girl next door or the All-American girl is an archetype of a kind, unassuming, and honest girl or woman who lives near by, often in a romantic story. The male equivalent is the boy next door.
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- Michael Levine, "Feeling for Buffy—The Girl Next Door" in Michael Levine and Steven Schneider, Buffy and Philosophy, Open Court Press 2003
- Frank Rich, "Journal: The Girl Next Door", The New York Times, Feb. 20, 1994
- Michael Walker, "SHE SPITS ON THE GIRL NEXT DOOR", Los Angeles Times, Feb. 6, 1994
- Elizabeth Wurtzel, "Women: Read my lips: Are you a girl next door or a second wife?", The Guardian, Dec. 22, 1998