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Across the Pond Paperback – September 25, 2008
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Across the Pond is a quick read with romance, action and drama. The characters are likable and well developed. The author was able to capture the essence of a typical American family as seen through the eyes of a British teenager. Reading this story made me realize that many things we take for granted are unusual even to people we might consider to be like us. The new perspective was refreshing. I did find that the voice of Brittany was sometimes a little unrealistic, but it was not damaging to the story overall. I plan to recommend this book to my 12 year old niece.
The two run into typical problems of boy meets girl and all the confusion of new found friendship/love. They have many ups and downs and misunderstandings during the week's vacation. In addition, to complicate things, there are differences in the meaning of words used in England verses the United States and problems with a bully thrown in to spice up the mixture. They share numerous adventures together and with friends during the short time but love conquers all and it looks like they will continue to and be friends and possibly more after Fred returns to England.
There is defiantly room for follow on stories about these two young people. I would recommend "Across the Pond" By Storyheart as an easy reading fun book for young people of all ages.
When Fred's parents win an Australian trip for two, Fred is given the opportunity to visit family friends in America. Family friends who happen to have a daughter Fred's age and is a real hottie! Fred and Brit are immediately attracted to each other, and Fred finds a trip he was not really looking forward could be the best thing to ever happen to him.
This is a great read for Yound Adult fiction fans. It offers all the humor, angst and innocence of one's first true love. Peppered throughout with the differences in slang used in the USA and England, it is a refreshing twist on a romance novel. I know you will enjoy it, I did!
You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll cringe with worry and cheer in celebration as right triumphs over wrong in this heart warming story. Recommended for young adult readers as well as those that simply love the genre! The messages within are memorable indeed and the story will stay with you long after you've crossed back to your side of the pond....
Fred finds he likes blueberries. He learns how to catch a baseball. Brit & Fred discover that trusting each other gives them the courage to stand up to a local bully. They learn to follow their hearts.
I enjoyed this young adult novel. It's moving, funny & at times suspenseful. The characters were engaging, & made me interested in reading the author's other work.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A 15 year old boy Fred from England comes to America for his vacation. He stays with a family that is friends with his father. The family he stays with has a daughter Brittany. Read morePublished on April 18, 2012 by bookreader
I liked this book a lot - it's the story of a boy from the UK who meets a girl from the US while he's here on vacation. Read morePublished on April 17, 2012 by teamjasper
"Across the Pond" is a lovely story about young love between a young British boy and a young American girl. Read morePublished on February 24, 2012 by SavPat
A great, easy, fun read. Great book for a young adult/teenager. Classic 'puppy love' story. I found the book refreshing - could definitely see it as a movie someday. Read morePublished on February 24, 2012 by ginagina24
This is the story of a boy from the UK named Fred, and his vacation to the US - where he meets Brit, the daughter of the family that his family is staying with. Read morePublished on February 18, 2012 by lydaalexander
I found this book to be a very refreshing young adult story. It is an honest portrayal of a young first love and proves that chivalry is not dead. Read morePublished on February 16, 2012 by martins4unc
This book was written for young adults. Enjoyable for any age to read. Fred - a boy from England sent on vacation to visit friends of his parent also meets their daughter "Brit"... Read morePublished on September 29, 2010 by Banker
With his parents winning a trip to Australia, their dream vacation unfortunately does not include a ticket for their teenage boy, who, when given a choice between the USA and... Read morePublished on September 28, 2010 by kratzy
Across the Pond by Storyheart may be a young adult novel but it is a great read for all ages. Your heart aches for Fred who is in a strange country trying to learn the mannerisms... Read morePublished on September 21, 2010 by Mkay66