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KLIATTTo Kelly Brandt, two things are important: boys and clothes. Now she's on her way to study in Rome for the summer—after all, what could be better than Italian fashion and Italian boys? She's determined not to waste the opportunity. But when she gets involved with Joe, a hard-partying boy in her program, she winds up in danger of "getting the boot" from the program. Over the course of the summer, Kelly learns about responsibility, friendship, and herself, while exploring the beautiful cities and countryside of Italy. There's nothing particularly original or surprising about this book, but it is satisfying and enjoyable book-candy. Drugs and alcohol figure prominently in the plot, but are always portrayed negatively. KLIATT Codes: JS—Recommended for junior and senior high school students. 2005, Penguin, Speak, 198p., Ages 12 to 18.