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Mates, Dates, and Sizzling Summers (Mates, Dates Series)
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Mates, Dates, and Sizzling Summers (Mates, Dates Series)

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by Cathy Hopkins
 

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" I reckon that's the last we've seen of Ollie Axford," I said.

"I wouldn't be so sure TJ," said Nesta. "I bet he calls and asks you out."

"Nah, he looks like a player. You know the type. Too much of a twinkle in his eye to be trusted."

"A bit like Luke then?" said Lucy.

Boys are like buses for TJ. No sign of one for

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" I reckon that's the last we've seen of Ollie Axford," I said.

"I wouldn't be so sure TJ," said Nesta. "I bet he calls and asks you out."

"Nah, he looks like a player. You know the type. Too much of a twinkle in his eye to be trusted."

"A bit like Luke then?" said Lucy.

Boys are like buses for TJ. No sign of one for ages and then two come along at the same time! First there's charmer Ollie Axford. And just when TJ has decided that he could be the one, old flame Luke De Biasi tells her that he wants to rekindle their romance.

TJ is torn between the boys, and unhappy that it makes her look like a two-timer. But it all seems unimportant when someone close to her is taken seriously ill. More than ever, TJ needs a clear head and the support of her friends as she faces the most important summer of her life.


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Children's Literature - Joe Ann Hinrichs
Teenage relationships, besides defying the natural order of adult logic, are found to be the same in America and England where this novel takes place. The American reader may be a bit taken back initially by the unique British language of the teenagers but will soon become close friends to each of Hopkins' delightful characters. TJ, a vivaciously fun young teenage girl and her ‘mates' (best friends in America), find themselves in all kinds of humorous and flirtatious situations. Life can be quite confusing and complicated on an hourly basis when you are a teenager and beginning to know who you are and what you want to become. Parents, on the other hand, are just hard to deal with when you least expect them to be. That is until one of them becomes ill, then you are not sure what to do. Thank goodness for your mates and your dates! This is a fun book to read. Enjoy hearing how TJ, Izzie, Lucy, and Nesta bond together to make the best of the summer. Laugh with them about their various romantic run-ins with members of the opposite gender.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689876981
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Publication date:
05/23/2006
Series:
Mates, Dates Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
680L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

The queen of funny and irreverent teen books, Cathy Hopkins, an English novelist, is best known for her Mates, Dates series, featuring titles like Mates, Dates and Inflatable Bras and Mates, Dates and Great Escapes. She has also written other teen book series, like Truth, Dare, Kiss or Promise; Cinnamon Girl; and Zodiac Girl.

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Mates, Dates, and Sizzling Summers (Mates, Dates Series) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this series was amazing. they captured teenage life perfectly for many girls. from the hi n lows, ups and downs.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, because TJ's summer defiently sizzled,Two boys were in the picture and it waqs so tempting to read. I also liked the cover i loved this book. Cathy hopkins should make more mates dates series cause there alll so good!
Guest More than 1 year ago
cathy is the best author and i love all her books and this 1 was also great juss like her other ones.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love her books they are so much fun to read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!