Island Girls (and Boys) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Date: July 4
Rental type: 2-person sailboat
Rented by: Jen Taylor and Dylan Nelson
Rental time: 8:15 p.m.
Destination: Out to sea!
Life jackets: 2
Time back: ??? Don't wait up!

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Island Girls (and Boys)

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Overview

Date: July 4
Rental type: 2-person sailboat
Rented by: Jen Taylor and Dylan Nelson
Rental time: 8:15 p.m.
Destination: Out to sea!
Life jackets: 2
Time back: ??? Don't wait up!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
The summer before leaving for college, Jennifer and her two best friends, Celeste and Amy, decide to spend the entire summer together. Jennifer has arranged a summer stay at her grandparents' beach house and has gotten them all jobs at a local campground. The girls will be on their own for the first time. From the moment they arrive on the island nothing seems to work out as Jennifer planned. She did not plan on Celeste's boyfriend Noah showing up and staying the entire summer with them, or Amy taking in every stray animal and guy she met, or falling in love with Dylan, who is only passing though on his way down the coast before joining the army. This book is a typical teen romance that is an easy read and a great escape for teens. 2005, Avon Books, Ages 14 to 18.
—Angela Love
KLIATT
Best friends Jen, Amy, and Chelsea spend the summer before their first year of college working and living on an island off Texas. Jen, the obsessive planner, thinks she has the summer all plotted out, from house rules to chores to a budget. She's thrown for a major loop when living on their own turns out to be much more complex and unpredictable than she could have guessed. Chelsea's boyfriend moves in, Jen falls hard for the mysterious Dylan, and Amy moves through a rotating cast of boys while trying to find romance. Throw in some stray pets, some big parties, and lots of communication problems and it makes for one unforgettable summer. What was supposed to be the girls' last summer together, the summer of "us," turns into one ruled by boys and hormones. The content is fairly clean and wholesome given that the girls are 18 and without any adult supervision. Uneven characterization weakens the story. This is light fare with little depth and almost no plot. Despite the predictable turns the story takes, it's still a quick, fun read that will likely appeal to a wide audience of teenage girls hungry for this type of book. KLIATT Codes: JS—Recommended for junior and senior high school students. 2005, HarperCollins, Avon, 313p., Ages 12 to 18.
—Amanda MacGregor
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061756788
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/13/2009
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 182,477
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • File size: 388 KB

Meet the Author

Rachel Hawthorne is the author of many books for teens, including Caribbean Cruising, Island Girls (and Boys), Love on the Lifts, The Boyfriend League, and Snowed In. She lives in Plano, Texas, with her husband and two dogs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2010

    Must Read

    This book is great and is great for someone who loves romance. I found that the book was something that once i started i couldn'tput it down.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 18, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    #1 BOOK!!

    I loved how Jen secretly falls in love with Dylan and doesn`t tell anyone and then he just ups and leaves, breaking her heart. Then after a few Jen sees him standing before her and instantly breaks down. But then Jen and Dylan are reunited after they sort out their feelings for each other and plan to spend the summer together but Dylan still has to go into the army although its scaring Jen. BEST BOOK!!!SO DRAMATIC AND ROMANTIC!!GREAT SUMMER READ!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 12, 2012

    Excellent book but don't get the nook version. It has way to man

    Excellent book but don't get the nook version. It has way to many random question marks in the middle of words.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    so amazing!

    this was such an awesome book. Rachel Hawthorne is a very talented author and you could really feel the chemistry between Jennifer and Dylan.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 23, 2012

    loved this book..you should get it

    i loved this book i love all the books by Hawthorn and i really liked this one..but there was a problem with all the question marks you eventually get used to them but they sometimes made the book very confusing anf hard to unnderstand..it would be nice if this problem were to be fixed.. :}

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    Highly Recommend

    this book was really good and i loved it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Ugh

    Terrible. Punctuation?

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2011

    Fun Book

    This book is a great beach read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2011

    PLEASE FIX!

    I was very disappointed because when I started reading, I kept being distracted by the punctuation being carried out as "?" marks. I love her books, but I couldn't keep reading it with all the punctuation like that! It made my OCD and ADHD go mad! Please fix!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 20, 2010

    great book!!

    this book wouldnt let me put it down, i loved it!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2012

    Secret

    Excellent, but to much marks between words

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2012

    QUESTON?

    Ummm is jen tayldor one person or two?

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    LOOVVEE

    0 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 17, 2011

    Amazing!!!

    This is one favorite books of all time

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 27, 2011

    :p

    i do not understand this book at alll!!!!!!!

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 4, 2011

    the grammer is quite bad

    this book averall was goodbutthe punctuation was really terrible

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 8, 2011

    Yuck

    It's weird because all the apostrophes, commas, and quotation marks are represented by ? and it gets really annoying. The storyline isn't good wither. Waste of money.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Beach read!

    What could be better than the beach with your girlfriends and even a little summer romance?

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  • Posted January 9, 2010

    okay book!!

    The book was okay but jennifer and dylan seemed like they moved fast and it was just not a great book. This was my least favorite from hawthorne.

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  • Posted December 26, 2009

    Wonderful!

    a sweet unforgettable love story. I read it every summer and it never gets old.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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