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Summer Intern Paperback – June 10, 2008
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From School Library Journal
Grade 7 Up—When Kira Parker submits her fashion ideas to Cotton, a group that is offering a summer internship to one student designer, she is chosen and spends the time working in New York City for the magazine Skirt. At her first meeting, she learns that the magazine owner's daughter, Daphne, and her friends (who are called the Trumpettes with disdain by other staffers) are also interning. The most coveted spot, working directly under the editor-in-chief, is up for grabs. In spite of Kira's hard work, Daphne ends up getting the job, even though she never works and is haughty at every turn. Still, Kira has a fabulous experience that extends outward from the fashion world to encompass learning more about people, about relationships, and about running a business. By the end of the novel, readers will be impressed with her growth. The authors do a great job of describing the ins and outs of fashion couture. This addition to the chick-lit genre is funny and lighthearted, and worth purchasing if you have students who love stories about strong female characters who persevere in the face of adversity—and do so with style.—Emily Garrett, Armstrong Elementary School, Sachse, TX
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“Perfect summer novel...the authors pull the reader in and never let go.” (Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA))
Praise for Bittersweet Sixteen: “Teen readers will love the details and vicariously whirl their way through social contexts they only read about in magazines, but they will also see what it means to be true to oneself.” (KLIATT)
“Funny and lighthearted.” (School Library Journal)
Top customer reviews
At first I thought I wouldn't like this attempt at YA from two chick lit authors. But I found, to my surprise, that I did. The book is written in a quirky, upbeat style. Although the book was filled with cliches (gay best friend, anyone?), I thought the authors did a good job of highlighting how much Kira grows during her first summer in New York. I'm looking forward to reading Bittersweet Sixteen, another YA novel by Carrie Karasyov and Jill Kargman.
I fell in love with Carrie Karasyov & Jill Kargman's writing last year when they released BITTERSWEET SIXTEEN, and have fallen in love all over again with SUMMER INTERN. In a world where internships have become the hottest thing since sliced bread, Karasyov and Kargman have managed to create a character who not only embodies the Intern everyone dreams of, but has enough stamina to hold her own, and keep her head above water, even as she encounters backstabbing heiresses and daddy's girls. Kira is a down-to-earth character, whose sensibility, and attention to detail is refreshing; while her hardworking, girl-from-the-suburbs demeanor is appealing. Her interactions with Daphne and the rest of the Trumpettes (great clothes, bad attitudes), along with her co-workers are enjoyable, while oft-times painful to witness. But it's her nights out with the trendy, yet totally dramatic roommates Gabe and Teagan that provide the most enjoyment. A mix of MTV's hit show THE HILLS, Nicole Clarke's FLIRT series, and Lisa Barham's A GIRL LIKE MOI, Karasyov and Kargman have penned a tale that will bring the claws out in everyone. Hike up your SKIRT and get ready for the summer of a lifetime!
Kira gets her dream job at the high profile fashion magazine, Skirt. But did Cinderella get prince charming without a few bumps in the road? Uh, no! During the course of the book Kira even meets her own Prince Charming at a club--or at least she thinks she does.
Daphne is a fellow intern at the magazine, but she just happens to be the daughter of the owner of the entire corporation! Kira stays late, works very hard, knows a lot about fashion, and is super nice to everyone--but Daphne doesn't like her because she is a threat to the real dream job...being the intern of the editor-in-chief of the magazine!
After finding out who wins the coveted internship, things get worse. At the end of the book something ties the whole story together, the mean girls get what they deserve, and something VERY unexpected happens! You will just have to read this amazing novel to find out the rest of the story that is also about more than finding the perfect pair of shoes for an upcoming cover!
Reviewed by: Taylor Rector