Island Girls (and Boys)

Island Girls (and Boys)

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by Rachel Hawthorne
     
 

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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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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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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
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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:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
399,910
File size:
0 MB
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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