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South Beach

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2009

    South Beach by Aimee Friedman - for Lanugage Arts class

    I read this book called South Beach by Aimee Friedman and I thought it was amazing. When I saw that you made a new book I wanted to read it immediately. I found out about this book by when I saw my sister reading it and she recommended it to me so I decided to try it out. In this book there was a lot of drama and I loved the characters and their personalities especially Holly. She had this free-spirited, care free lifestyle, and she was such a good girl, until she reunited with Alexa and decided to go to South Beach with her. Overall, I loved the whole book and I am going to read all of them to come.
    This book is about 16-year-old Alexa is looking for a little excitement in her life. Tired of her boyfriend Tyler, who she find immature, safe, and entirely too nice, Alexa breaks up with him and cancels their spring break plans. Shocked to find herself now with no place to go for break, she calls up her old best friend Holly. The girls decide to go to South Beach, Florida and try to restore their friendship. Their trip is barely in progress before both Alexa and Holly are questioning why they ever thought this was a good idea. With little in common anymore except for the memories of a washed out friendship, they must struggle to get along and conquer their differences. When a boy comes between them, they realize they are more alike than they think. Good girl Holly experiments on Alexa's more free-spirited life and Alexa finds herself wanting something more than just a good time.
    This book, as I said, has a lot of drama or problems. When they get to South Beach to stay at her Grandmother Ida's house with Alexa she finds out that he grandmothers BOYFRIEND is living with her grandmother now. So they decide to not protrude and they rent a room at the Flamingo, a hotel/motel that Holly's grandmother recommend, which turns out to be a rat hole. There are co-ed bathrooms with a shower and that has no stalls. They run into Thomas, Daisy, Kaitlin, Aaron, and Jonathon who gets them into the clubs and etc. I think that Alexa has two different sides to her: she can be nice, helpful, and caring; but at times she can be mean, offensive, and insightful when you get on her bad side. And Holly I think she is a nice sweet good all A+ student, but not when she is around the wrong people. I noticed that ever since she started going to places with Alexa she is trying to act more like her and dress more like her. I think she is trying to do this because when Holly sees Alexa at clubs she acts so natural around boys and she is like a boy magnet. And I think that the only reason why Holly wants to be like Alexa is because when she finds her long lost love Diego she wants to be like Alexa. The impact that this book had on me was that I could see that your old friends that you thought weren't as weird as you thought they were. I also thought that I took away from this book is to not judge people and actually give them a shot and don't just judge them when you first see them ( not to be so judgmental ).
    I think that this book has a clash of different characters personality, which makes this book so interesting. This clash of different characters personalities makes this book also make you not want to put it down. I recommend this book to people that want to read a book that is drama filled and a book that you could never put down. In conclusion, I love this book and I cannot wait to read the next one French Kiss and I hope that it's going to better than this

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 31, 2009

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    More than just a chick novel

    When i first got this assignment from my 9th grade english teacher i thought she must have been joking, it was a comical day in her class. After the initial awkwardness of going into barnes and noble to purchase this book i began to read it when i returned home that night and couldnt put it down. This book provided a new perspective on life, vacation and young adulthood. It was able to show what most girls would think in those kind of situations compared to us guys. I would reccomend this book to most of my friends because it was very entertaining, amuzing and insightful in many different ways.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2008

    a book for teen readers!

    The book South beach writen by Aimee Friedman is an outstanding book. It¿s about a romance between two characters, but later on it forms into three.This book is great for readers who understand a day in the life of New York City. You can buy this book at basically any book store, and I deffinatley recommend this book. It¿s the best book I¿ve read in years.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2008

    Luvd it

    i mean yea it iz kinda like gossip girl. But it had an awesome ending i luvd it can't wait to read part 2. I started reading this book and after a second couldn't get out of it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2014

    To dustin

    Give me example of what u mean




    Btw im a girl(16)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2014

    Dustin here

    Hey i want nook sex please

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2013

    Giggles bio =}

    Always wears new skits, which wiggles everytime she giggles! :) her dance partner in wet side story is Tanner the lead bording buddy of the surfers. Usally hangs out with Ceecat, Rascel, Keke, Brady,Tanner, and Mack. Loves to surf and loves the ocean! <3
    (#^_^#)

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2013

    Sylvie Bea's Bio

    Sylivia Beatrice Cambridge is the new girl on the beach. She loves the waves, and is learning to surf. She rides a motorcycle, and loves music, art, writing, and acting. She has red hair and brown eyes. Sylvie Bea wears a green polka-dot dress over her blue polka swimsuit, on the beach. Elsewear, she wears a black mini-skirt with fringe, a pink mid-driff tank, a black leather jacket, and black boots. She wears her hair in a fishtail braid.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2012

    Anyomus

    Pick up and read this book....guartee u willl love it
    I did
    U just cant put it down
    It will keep u tied down to it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2007

    South Beach 'Blast' or 'Bomb'?

    I believe that South Beach was a blast. I couldn't stop reading it. I don't know if it was the drama the romance or just the whole thing, but what ever it was I loved it. All I know is when I was done I couldn't wait to get my hands on french kiss!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2007

    Amazing.

    I loved this book! I thought the characters were really great and I really enjoyed this book. I liked the next two as well and I couldn't put this book down:]

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2006

    best book since 'it girl'

    the best book i've ever read.I told my other friends they should read this book,but I couldn't even massasge my mom's feet and I couldn't even take a bath for 2 whole days. This book was outstanding!Friedman outdid herself!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2007

    Amazing Book!

    this book was amazing i was hooked on it. the drama creates a clear picture in your mind and makes you feel like you are actually there. I could totally relate to this book with all the drama and mistakes made. This is a MUST read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2006

    Really good for girls who love excitement

    This is a wonderful book for girls who love the gossip girl and it girl series! it is filled with surprises and issues. you just HAVE to read it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2006

    Great Summer Read!!

    this is an amazing book with love and romance and a lot of adventure if you don't read this you're missing out on the best summer book ever!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2006

    SoOoOoOoOo GoOd

    This book was great. It's about a freindship that was torn apart and reunited during a trip to south beach for spring break. Modest Holly becomes not so modest and Crazy Alexa becomes more serious. It's a great book. It's sooo juicy! I definetely recommend it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2006

    this is an awsome book!

    it was one of my favorites so far! i could relate to what holly and alexa were going thru with each other most of the book...i would definatly recomend it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2006

    AMAZING!!

    Aimee Freidman is awesome. It's so easy for me {being a confused teen} to relate to. I really enjoyed this book. It's probably my favorite

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2006

    I 3 THIS BOOK!!! THE GREATEST!!!

    This book is wonderful. It tells you a lot about the lives of teenagers and it has a lot of romance in it. It shows you how to deal with life. It makes you keep reading and never wants you to stop, the make a lot of intresting parts in the story and you will love it too!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2006

    OMG!!! SUCh A GOOD BOOK!!

    I love this book. It has a mixture of love drama and friendship...but mostly love.

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