Home Sweet Drama (Canterwood Crest Series #8)

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In Home Sweet Drama, if the girls have learned anything, it’s that only the strong survive at Canterwood Crest Academy. And Heather Fox is strong. After all, she’s the last Queen Bee left standing. But Sasha Silver has more than proven that she’s worthy competition—in and out of the arena. Is there a new Queen in the making?

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In Home Sweet Drama, if the girls have learned anything, it’s that only the strong survive at Canterwood Crest Academy. And Heather Fox is strong. After all, she’s the last Queen Bee left standing. But Sasha Silver has more than proven that she’s worthy competition—in and out of the arena. Is there a new Queen in the making?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416990406
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 4/6/2010
  • Series: Canterwood Crest Series , #8
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 67,401
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 5.26 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Jessica Burkhart

Jessica Burkhart (aka Jessica Ashley) is the author of the Unicorn Magic and Canterwood Crest series, which you can learn more about at CanterwoodCrest.com. She is a former equestrian who writes from her apartment in Brooklyn, New York. (It’s not the size of Crystal Castle, but Jess tries to decorate like a princess!) Jess’s aura would be hot pink and she loves glittery things. If she had a unicorn, it would be named Sparkle. Visit Jess at JessicaBurkhart.com.

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Home Sweet Drama


By Jessica Burkhart

Aladdin

Copyright © 2010 Jessica Burkhart
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9781416990406

1



TO JASMINE



JULIA AND ALISON?S REVENGE WAS COMPLETE. They?d taken out the biggest threat at school.


Jasmine King had been expelled from Canterwood Crest Academy.


I?d been standing in Jasmine?s empty dorm room for a long time. Just staring.


I leaned my back against the wall and drew my knees to my chest, lowering myself to the bare wooden floor?shaking my head in amazement. It had happened so fast. I?d gone to the indoor arena to practice and had been using Mr. Conner?s camera to film my session. Jas hadn?t known the camera was on and she?d started to brag about how she?d framed Julia and Alison by making it look as if they?d cheated on their history test. I?d texted Julia and Alison about the tape and they?d taken it to the headmistress. I?d just left the Trio?s suite after a this-close-to-tears Heather had thanked me for saving her friends.


Jas was gone. I remembered her moving into my dorm and how I?d felt?I?d hated that she had transferred from Wellington Prep to Canterwood. It felt like she?d done it just to torture the Trio and me with her presence. Now, there was no trace of her in her old room. It was as if she?d never existed. Part of me felt a little sorry for her that she?d been yanked away to a new school, but mostly, I didn?t care. She deserved what she got for everything she?d done to us.


I reached for my phone to text Julia, Alison, and Heather. Everything had happened in an instant?Heather probably had no clue that Jasmine had been expelled. But before I could start a text, my phone buzzed.


Come 2 r suite & celebrate. ~H


That almost made me laugh out loud. Of course Heather knew. I should have known that. She was aware of everything that went on at school.


K. B there in a sec. I sent my text.


I got up and stuck my head of out the doorway and looked down the hallway toward my room. I?d planned to spend the rest of the evening with Paige, my BFF and roommate, but I couldn?t say no to celebrating Jas?s departure?something I?d hoped for since the day she?d arrived. I stepped out of Jas?s old room and left the door wide open behind me.


I left Winchester and walked back toward Orchard. I hurried, then caught myself. I surely wasn?t excited about hanging out with the Trio?it was just glee over Jasmine. Right? But maybe a tiny part of me wanted to hang with them. We still weren?t friends, but things had sort of changed.


I walked across campus and marveled at how gorgeous it was, especially with the fiery orange-red sunset. The manicured lawns were trimmed like golf course grass and the dark lacquered fence rails gleamed. Every inch of the winding sidewalks looked as if someone had just swept them. No matter how many times I crossed the campus, it never felt any less prestigious. There was a reputation to uphold as one of the top East Coast boarding schools.


When I got to Orchard Hall, I stared at it for a minute. The brick building was four stories tall and each window had a stark white frame with a small ledge underneath. Black shutters on either side contrasted with the frames and the rooms on the top floor had peaks over the windows. Two chimneys rose from the back of the building. A black old-fashioned street lantern was on each side of the front of the building. Soon, their light would illuminate the heavy wooden door that led into the dorm hall.


I took a breath before opening the door. Callie, my ex-BFF lived here, and the last thing I wanted was to run into her. But I pushed the thoughts away?tonight wasn?t about Callie?it was about celebrating Jasmine?s exit from Canterwood.


I walked down the glossy wooden floor and stopped in front of the Trio?s door. I?d barely knocked when a bouncy Alison pulled the door open.


?Sasha!? she said, grabbing me in a hug.


?I?m so happy for you,? I said. She let me go and I walked into Julia, Heather, and Alison?s living room. ?You can start riding tomorrow.?


From her spot on the couch, Julia smiled at me. ?Yeah, I bet we can.? She took a breath, glancing down before looking back up at me. ?Thanks.?


I nodded. ?I?m sorry I didn?t believe you before.?


Julia shook her head. ?Don?t be dumb. You?re the one who saved us?you don?t have to apologize for anything.?


Heather appeared from her room and motioned for me to sit on the couch. On the coffee table in front of us, there was a bottle of ginger ale and four plastic champagne flutes.


?Let?s toast,? Heather said. She tossed her long blond hair over one shoulder and sat beside me. Julia poured ginger ale into all of our flutes and we raised them.


?To Jasmine,? Heather said.


?To Jasmine,? I echoed with the Trio.


? 2010 Jessica Burkhart



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  • Posted April 21, 2010

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    Another great one

    Sasha's still dealing with the fallout from her birthday party and trying to put her relationship back to normal with Paige all while dealing with Homecoming. Sasha wants nothing to do with homecoming, but since she's nominated for the court, she must attend events.

    Paige, on the other hand, can't stop talking about homecoming. It seems as though Heather is the only other person not interested in homecoming. When Sasha needs a break from all the chatter, she can always talk to Heather. The two are surprisingly becoming friends...or sort of friends.

    Heather's the only one who knows the truth about Jacob and Eric. Sasha can't deny her feelings any longer, but she tries hard not to look at him, talk to him, or even think about him too much. Paige keeps wanting to know the truth and the secrets Sasha is keeping could be ruining their friendship.

    Will Sasha and Paige's friendship return to normal before their vacation together? Can Sasha and Heather survive homecoming without major incidents? Will Sasha attempt to patch up her relationship with Callie?

    Still awesome - love this series, it's addicting.

    15 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 24, 2010

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    An Amazing and Thrilling Series That keeps You Hooked

    In Home Sweet drama so much is going on in Sasha`s life,with Eric dumping her and Callie`s coolness towards her it`s hard,plus Jacob isn`t much help he makes things just more difficult and unbearable.Sasha can`t even look at him.When she`s finally ready to tell Paige exactly the truth Paige is too wrapped up with Ryan and Homecoming to talk.When dance night comes though Sasha finally can`t stand it any longer and refusing to go to NY city with Paige and is invited to join Heather,and seeing Eric with a girl who has had a crush on him for awhile hurts her a bit but also the thought of Jacob makes her feel wierd.Who will she choose and will she join Heather during break?Find out in the next book that will most likely keep you hooked.I recomend this whole entire series to read.Also check canterwoodcrest.com

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 25, 2010

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    Canterwood Crest: Home Sweet Drama (Book 8)

    Here is yet another example of Jessica Burkhart's natural talent and voice. Canterwood Crest: City Secrets is the ninth book in the Canterwood Crest Series. It combines horses, drama, and lip gloss together in a way that catches the reader and draws them in instantly. It is entertaining, absorbing, and funny. Jessica Burkhart's unique and captivating voice brings the CC characters to life. The CC girls are relatable and fascinating with real-life problems, thoughts, actions, and situations. Every character is unique and fun. This book is the perfect recipe with a mix of good characters, fun horses, and drama filled situations (but always with a touch of humor). Jessica Burkhart may easily be one of best tween/teen writers in the world. She really knows how to make the books fun, yet dramatic; serious, yet funny; horsey, yet not overly horsey. She has an amazing gift and writes with a voice that will take you over and draw you in effortlessly. I always am excited for the next book and they have never failed to thrill me. Here is my take on Canterwood Crest: City Secrets:

    13 year-old Sasha Silver is spending fall break with her old enemy/new friend, Heather Fox in her gorgeous NYC penthouse. Sasha wasn't exactly planning break this way. She and her BFF/roomier, Paige Parker have been planning to go and stay in NYC at Paige's apartment. But at the end of the previous book, Canterwood Crest: Home Sweet Drama, Paige and Sasha got into a huge fight and that ended their long, well-planned trip. Although Sasha wants to forgive Paige, she knows they need some time apart, so when Heather offers to have Sasha stay with her over break, she accepts. Heather is extremely nice to Sasha and her comments have turned from hurtful to teasing. The girls go riding, shopping, get manicures and sight seeing. Just as the girls are bonding, Heather throws a fastball. She try's to be helpful (in her classic "Heather Way") but it makes Sasha panic. Read more in Canterwood Crest: City Secrets.

    I really enjoyed City Secrets, no surprise. It was fun to see the somewhat nicer side of Heather, while she still kept the snarky comments that we know and love. The girls got to see lots of sites and it was nice to hear about them relaxing. It was a good break from the high-drama campus lifestyle. It did lack a lot of drama (with the exclusion of the ending) and had limited characters but it was still amazing. It wasn't my favorite CC book but it was, as usual, fabulous. It sets you up nicely for a drama-filled Canterwood Crest: Elite Ambition (Book 10). I would recommend this book for girls, ages 9-15. Even if you aren't a horse person, these are still great books for you, with many un-horsey parts to balance the horsiness. I know you will love these books so READ, READ, READ!

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2010

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    A Really Great Series

    My daughter loves this series of books and can hardly wait to read each one as they come out. They definately rate as her favorites right now. She's 12 and loves horses and is currently taking horse back riding lessons. She enjoys the interaction of the girls in the stories; specifically the fact that they are close to her age and experience similar social problems. Mostly, she enjoys reading about horses. She's read just about every horse serios I can think of and she says this one's the best. I like the fact that the stories seem very authentic when they talk about horses and horse care. My daughter has learned things from the books that she has later confirmed with her instructor. You can't beat that, fun to read and educational!

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

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    I read this book and loved it! I love Jesica and sasha is my favorite. I can't believe they r no longer doing sasha, she os the main reason i liked the books :'(

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    amazing!!!!!!!!!

    This book was so good. I have read numbers 1-8 so far. I really enjoyed this book and totaly recomend it, but i think you should read them in order to not get confused.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    !

    Sooooooo addicting

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 29, 2011

    great!!!!

    I have read all the Canterwood Crest books. This one didn't disappoint! Sasha's trying to find the right time to tell Paige what really happened at her birthday party, but Paige is obsessed with an upcoming dance at the school. Sasha hangs out more and more with the Trio, and they celebrate at the beginning because Jasmine King (possibly the meanest girl ive ever read about!) got expelled. Sasha plans to spend fall break with Paige in NYC, but when she and Paige have a fight, Sasha decides to spend break with...oops! can't say! read book 8 to find out who, and book 9 to find out how Sasha's fall break is going.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 9, 2011

    A Must Read?-Duh!

    I absolutely heart this book! Jasmine is gone (finally), but there is still more drama left. Sasha struggles to stay at Canterwood Crest Academy without being friends with Eric or Callie. Nawt to mention Homecoming looming ahead and Sasha being a nominee for Homecoming princess. To add to Sasha's dram, her relationship with Paige, her roomate and BFF, is becoming more and more fragile. And through it all, Sasha is slowly getting more friendly with the Trio. The Trio! Will Sasha survive one more year at CCA?
    ~Horse-luhv

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2011

    Canterwood Crest- Home Sweet Drama

    When Sasha lied to Callie and everyone else to "protect" Callie, she never expected to find ut that she actually might have done it for Jacob. Who could blame her? Jacob is sweet, funny, cute and pretty much everything Sasha wants. But when Jacob breaks up with Callie, will she start to wayne and start anew with Jacob? Will Paige ever forgive Sasha for the things she said? Will Sasha ever forgive Paige for the things that she said? Find out in this drama packed eigth book where, once again, Jessica Burkhart makes the words come to life so that even the people that hate reading can't make themselves put the book down.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2012

    Love...love.....LOVE!

    Ok so i'm 13 years old and i am in love with books, but this series has to be one of my faves! It,s the Canterwood Crest book and the Hunger Games I can't stop reading! Would totaly recomend this book and the series to any reader who has a love for horses, boys, and drama!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 29, 2011

    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I have read every one of these books.i love every one of them.they make you want to read them all day and night.accept in this book why would sasha go back to jacob i would want eric.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2011

    Loved it!

    This rocked. But... Why on Earth would Sasha want JACOB back?!?!?!?! I say she goes for Eric! Cant waitt to read City Secrets!!!! It sounds less drama filled, yay!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 28, 2010

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    Go Team Canterwood!!!

    Home Sweet Drama is another stunning canterwood Crest book, written by the witty and funny Jess Burkhart. Home Sweet Drama is a great novel because, for one thing, Jasmine is no longer in the scene, and for another, Heather starts to warm up to Sasha, making them friendlier to each other. I think the Canterwood series is one of the best out there, and this is just one of the amazing installments of it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2014

    Uggh

    Too much drama in general,not enough horses. If you feel the. same way or diferently, write back to horsecrazygirl1212. would love to hear from you! Thanks!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2014

    Talk to Sasha Silver every day

    For real voice to voice

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2014

    BEST SERIES EVER!!!!

    The romance, the drama, an the horses

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2013

    OMG LIKE BEST BOOK EV

    U should totally read if havent. I would totalyy recomend

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2013

    Join the i hate eric club

    Look at white lies for info

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2013

    Queen Bee at Canterwood

    I love this series!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The only thing I don't like is that Heather acts like she's the Queen at Canterwood, but she's not. I am.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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