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Across the Pond Paperback – September 25, 2008
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About the Author
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Better known up to now for his short romance stories on the net and in his book "Stories from the Heart", Barry has had nothing but success with his new book "Across the Pond". "Write about what you know" they say, having moved across the pond himself Barry knows about the issues brings.
Barry is popular for narrating his stories on local TV or as a guest on other media stations,where his whit, oratory, and old-fashioned English charm make him a popular interviewee.
At present, Barry is living in Connecticut.
Storyheart... a smile, a joke and an English accent.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
Fred's trip to the United States isn't just about relaxing, though. He has a school project to work on. His school project consists of learning about a different culture and comparing it to his own. Throughout the book, Fred jots down differences in language that he comes across and makes a few notes about other differences he finds, like the fact that trainers (sneakers) cost less in the United States. He learns some new words as well as some old words that have new meanings, which lead to some embarrassing moments for both Fred and Brit. Fred learns about the differences in the two cultures by attending a barbeque, learning about baseball, and touring Boston. Fred also falls in love with Brit, meets her friends, has a run-in with the local bully, and going to a very important baseball game.
The whole different culture, different language thing was extremely interesting. I've read books where an American goes to a different country, but this is the first book I've read where the "foreign culture" was my own. It was fun seeing the United States through the eyes of a foreigner.
Across the Pond is a fun story about a boy's first love. Like most teenagers, Fred is worried about fitting in and being accepted. He is baffled by the inner-workings of the female mind.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Being a teenager is a time filled with uncertainties and insecurities making new situations stressful. Read morePublished on May 1, 2012 by Horsepeople
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