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Grade 7–10—Summer Smith is thrilled to be asked to spend the summer in Florida with her aunt Mallory and cousin Diana, and her trip starts off with a real bang when she meets gorgeous Seth on the plane and ends up with a dreamy kiss. It's pretty clear that Diana resents her presence and seems to be angry for no reason, but sensitive, nice Summer gives her the benefit of the doubt and forges ahead making new friends, getting a job, and meeting lots of handsome guys, including Diana's former boyfriend. If only the summer would never end and she didn't have to return to Minnesota. There are several references to sex and alcohol. This is an overly long and totally predictable teen romance, but girls will enjoy this beachy paperback and will pass it along to friends. It may be formulaic, but it works.—Susan Riley, Mount Kisco Public Library, NY
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After Katherine Applegate graduated from college, she spent time waiting tables, typing (badly), watering plants, wandering randomly from one place to the next with her boyfriend, and just generally wasting her time. When she grew sufficiently tired of performing brain-dead minimum-wage work, she decided it was time to become a famous writer. Anyway, a writer. Writing proved to be an ideal career choice, as it involved neither physical exertion nor uncomfortable clothing, and required no social skills.
Ms. Applegate has written more than one hundred books under her own name and a variety of pseudonyms. She has no children, is active in no organizations, and has never been invited to address a joint session of Congress. She does, however, have an evil, foot-biting cat named Dick, and she still enjoys wandering randomly from one place to the next with her boyfriend.
Great book with a good storyline very interesting can't wait to read the next one wish they were more n this series.Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
I really enjoyed the setting of the book and found it a typical teenage story. At some places it dragged and at others I couldn't put the book down. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
Another amazing book Katherine.Still hope you get very, very, very, good reviews. I personally hope everyone knows how amazing you are!!!
I have to say i loved every minute of this book. It was full of love, heart breaks, and everything you need in a good summer book. Read morePublished on July 29, 2013 by Tee
This book is awesome! I couldn't put it down. If you want to read about young summer love this is the book to read!! I enjoyed it very much. Can't what to start the sequel!!!!Published on July 9, 2013 by Sam