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Beach Blondes: June Dreams, July's Promise, August Magic (Summer) Paperback – May 6, 2008
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About the Author
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.
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Katherine was inspired to write The One and Only Ivan after reading about the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, the "Shopping Mall Gorilla." The real Ivan lived alone in a tiny cage for twenty-seven years at a shopping mall before being moved to Zoo Atlanta after a public outcry. He was a beloved celebrity at the zoo, which houses the nation's largest collection of western lowland gorillas, and was well known for his paintings, which he "signed" with a thumb-print.
Katherine lives in California with her husband and two children.
Top Customer Reviews
After trudging home through the snow and cold weather, Summer gets hit with some excellent news. Her aunt had phoned her mother to see if Summer wanted to come to Florida and visit. From the cold, hard weather to the bright, warm sun, the answer is definitely obvious to Summer and she is whisked off on a plane on her way to Crab Claw Key.
Even before she arrives, Summer receives some interesting news from a lady on the plane. The lady, who turns out to be a fortune teller, tells Summer that during her adventure in Crab Claw Key, three men will enter her life. Sure, it sounded pretty lame to Summer, since she couldn't even get Sean to notice her back home. But before she knows it, her life turns into The Bachelorette, with three guys, Adam, Diver, and Seth, all showing interest in her. One may not be trustworthy, Summer can't even begin to figure out another, and the last one is totally taken.
Summer knows that this summer will definitely be interesting!
Aside from the boy problems and the horrible living space she must occupy, Summer gets to experience the drama with her cousin, Diana, who she hopes to win over and Marquez, who of course has some troubles of her own.
Three novels in one book, going through June, July, and August, will take not only Summer but also the reader on a journey full of heartache, mistakes, and endings that will surprise us all. BEACH BLONDES literally has "beach read" written all over it. The perfect book for some fun in the sun.
Reviewed by: Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen
So heres what the book is about
*it has mystery, love, and tons of twist and turns that alot of other books lake
*When summer started all Summer wanted was to find one guy to have a fling with. little did she know she would have a hard time choosing between guys. by the end of the series summer grows as a person and changes alot.
and lastt.. i used to love gossip girl and the a-list but this book just geez it blew me away. i read an a-list book after i finish this book and it just didn't interest me anymore. mabye it was just that book in the series that i don't like idk but you should defently get this book (=
Now let's get down to the actual reviewing.
While this book was long, I did find it entertaining, atleast in some stories (with a book this long there had to be more side stories). It is told from almost 3 people's POVs, Summer, Marquez, and Diana. At first I found summer naïve, Marquez great, and Diana just plain old depressing. But as the story progressed and Summer started falling for every guy alive (really?) and Marquez with her ex-boyfriend trouble (again enjoyable), and Diana finally getting out of her funk and standing up for herself (you go girl!) I started looking forward to Diana's chapters the most. I truly admired her resilience to finally stand up for herself, no matter how big and rich the opponent is.
Summer honestly dragged the story, its first deciding who she loves out of all these guys, then keeping him at an arm's length because she's afraid of getting hurt (summer fling and all), then it's about her family issue (I don't want to post spoilers). I just feel like her story dragged a bit.Read more ›
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I have read these 8times and twice already as an adult I was on my way to Florida in sophomore year and found this in the airport. I couldn't out it down!!!!Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Great book with a good storyline very interesting can't wait to read the next one wish they were more n this series.Published 17 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 on February 13, 2014 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