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You can take the girl out of Brooklyn—or can you?

Waitressing at an exclusive tennis and squash club isn't all it's cracked up to be. Just ask Adora Benet. For as long as she can remember, summer has meant European vacations and sleepaway camp. But this summer is different. While her friends scatter the globe for adventures of their own, Dora finds herself stuck in Brooklyn, learning the true meaning of a dollar.

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Overview

You can take the girl out of Brooklyn—or can you?

Waitressing at an exclusive tennis and squash club isn't all it's cracked up to be. Just ask Adora Benet. For as long as she can remember, summer has meant European vacations and sleepaway camp. But this summer is different. While her friends scatter the globe for adventures of their own, Dora finds herself stuck in Brooklyn, learning the true meaning of a dollar.

Fortunately for this working girl, there are fringe benefits that come with the territory: cool older friends who really know how to party, for one thing. And an unexpected gig at a veterinarian's office with a totally hot doctor. Soon Dora's boring summer turns into her first taste of real life. But with all these new responsibilities and thrilling relationships, freedom can get a little scary sometimes…

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Editorial Reviews

People
Glib and funny, Frankel's always wickedly entertaining.
The Edge of the Forest
Valerie Frankel creates original, interesting characters.
Teens Read Too
I hope to see more about Adora Benet in the future!
School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up

When Dora is left on her own for the summer, deserted by her boyfriend and her two best friends, she takes two jobs to alleviate the boredom. As an assistant at an animal shelter, she is in dangerously close proximity to an extremely cute veterinarian as well as an abandoned cat in need of a good home. And, as a waitress at an exclusive Brooklyn racquet club, she meets captivating but morally vacant Stella, who instantly becomes her new best friend. With no one else to turn to, Dora learns some important life lessons as she temporarily embraces the party-girl lifestyle, gains and loses new friends, and, without realizing it, grows up. Dora is a wonderful character, a perfect balance of sensitivity, strength, and sass. Frankel effectively conveys the importance of her problems and still maintains a wicked sense of humor, keeping the mood of the book fresh and realistic.-Jessie Spalding, Tempe Public Library, AZ

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451224965
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/2/2008
  • Pages: 272
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Valerie Frankel lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her husband and daughters. Frankel contributes to many national magazines, including Allure, Glamour, Self, Parenting, and O. She has written fourteen novels and a memoir, and co-authored four non-fiction titles.

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  • Posted December 3, 2008

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    Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for TeensReadToo.com

    It's the end of her junior year, and Adora Benet can't wait for the fun in the sun to begin. Just being able to spend even more time with her best friends gets her excited. That is, until she finds out that each of them have their own plans. <BR/><BR/>Liza is going to stay with her parents earlier than expected in Bermuda to help them with the snorkeling business down there. <BR/><BR/>Eli applied to be in the Salzburg Youth Orchestra and finally got the callback. Her dream is beginning to come true faster than she expected - who wouldn't want to learn and play where Mozart lived? <BR/><BR/>Since both of her friends have deserted her, all Adora has left is her boyfriend, Noel. Unfortunately, even Noel has plans. He and his dad are going to hike the thousand-mile long Appalachian Trail. Of course, Adora knows that this is the perfect opportunity for Noel to spend time with his dad. If only it didn't last the entire summer! <BR/><BR/>Everyone is going away, even Joya, who is attending an art camp in Vermont. So what's Adora to do with all this free time? Her parents think that instead of volunteer work, Adora should get a job to learn what responsibility really is. At first, Adora is totally against the idea; but, unfortunately, she has no choice since her parents have cut her off. After applying to a couple of places, Adora finally lands a job as a waitress at the local country club, Brick. Although skeptical at first, Adora quickly discovers that a job that has hot guys walking around, mature co-workers, and cool parties isn't so bad. <BR/><BR/>This will be one summer Adora will never forget - let's just hope that she remembers that responsibility is what she is trying to learn. <BR/><BR/>Valerie Frankel takes us back to when we all had to learn the value of a dollar and the whole responsibility spiel that our parents reiterated from time to time. We all know that Adora has never had any trouble making new friends and adapting to her surroundings. And this summer right before her senior year is no exception. <BR/><BR/>Fast-paced and highly enjoyable, FRINGE BENEFITS lets readers finally get a glimpse of Adora outside her high school life and into the one where the real world awaits. After reading this novel, most will wonder why their summer vacations were never as exciting!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2012

    Fringe Benefits review

    Adora Benet plans of spending the summer with her friends Liza, Eli, and boyfriend Noel until Adora finds out that all of her friends are going away for summer vacation. Eli is going to the Salzburg Youth Orchestra to study music for the summer. Liza is going to visit her family in Bermuda. Noel is catching up with his dad by going hiking part of the Appalachian Trail.
    Adora thinks she is bound to have a terrible summer, but matters get worse when she discovers that her sister Joya is going away to an art camp and Adora’s parents are going to Vermont.
    Now Adora’s parents are forcing her to apply for a job. Adora applies at The Friends Animal Shelter but gets a job as a waitress at The Brick. Adora works with Stella and Rosalyn as waitresses. Stella is very flirty and always surrounded by boys, while Rosalyn is determined to get enough money to live in a beautiful home. Rosalyn continuously warns Adora about Stella and her bad decisions.
    Adora’s parents have decided not to give her any money this summer and Adora is left to survive the summer by herself. Will Adora learn the responsibility of herself and how to depend on herself? As the summer passes, Adora learns who she is as a person and who she wants to be in the future. She also learns when it is important in life to be serious and when to have fun.
    Adora soon gets a job at The Friends Animal Shelter. Adora works with Zack, an older and very attractive veterinarian. Adora soon realizes the importance of being true to yourself and those you respect.
    Fringe Benefits is a good book. It is slow in the beginning but soon picks up. At the end of the book you can not wait to find out what happened next. Towards the end of the book, so many events occur that leave you believing in Adora’s sense of identity.

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  • Posted February 8, 2011

    LOVED IT!!!

    It is the Summer of Adora Benet's junior year; she can't wait to hangout with her girls by the pool and talk about there up coming senior year. But when they break it to her that they have plans she is crushed not only will they be leaving but her "perfect" boyfriend will be leaving too.

    Eli applied to be in the Salzburg Youth Orchestra. Her dream is beginning to come true but is this what she really wants? Who wouldn't want to learn music in another country?

    Liza is going to stay with her parents in Bermuda to help them with the snorkeling shack they have and maybe even find some interesting love?


    Also as for her "perfect" boyfriend Noel well lets just say he leaves and never calls in the whole summer... and when even her own sister leaves her on her own to attend a summer art camp Adora has no idea what to do with her self. Then comes the worst part when her parents decide to cut her off from spending money to teach her a lesson in responsibility Adora has to find a job. After applying everywhere she finally gets a job as a waitress at the Brick at the local country club. When she thinks everything is going down hill she realizes that this job no only has good tip money but also hot guys walking around what more could Adora ask for? Maybe just maybe Adora will learn the value of the dollar and learn that you can find happiness without having people around you.

    This book was amazing it made me want to make my summers better. Hopefully Valerie Frankel will continue to write about Adora and her adventures. This book is for anybody who has gone through a summer alone full of drama.

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