Plan B [NOOK Book]

Overview

Coast through senior year. Graduate. Travel around Europe. Join boyfriend out East for college.

That's the plan. Then the phone rings.


Vanessa has the next year of her life pretty much figured out. Sure, there's some parental ...
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Plan B

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Overview

Coast through senior year. Graduate. Travel around Europe. Join boyfriend out East for college.

That's the plan. Then the phone rings.


Vanessa has the next year of her life pretty much figured out. Sure, there's some parental convincing to do but she and her celebrity-obsessed gal pal Taylor pretty much think their plan is airtight.

Then Vanessa's parents get a mysterious phone call and drop a bombshell on her that she never could have imagined. She has a half brother. And he's coming to live with them.

If that wasn't bad enough, this half brother is none other than Hollywood bad boy Reed Vaughn. He's famous. He's going to be a senior, too. And he's going to ruin Vanessa's life for sure....
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416528586
  • Publisher: MTV Books
  • Publication date: 3/7/2006
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 334,820
  • File size: 339 KB

Meet the Author

Jenny O'Connell is the national bestselling author of Plan B. She lives outside Boston. Visit her website at jennyoconnell.com.
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I knew it was too good to be true. Only nine months. Forty weeks. Two hundred eighty-four days. If I wasn't so busy getting ready for the first day of my senior year, and I'd remembered to buy the calculator required for my AP calculus class, I could have had it down to the exact hour. The day I graduate from high school. Then a summer traveling around Europe with Taylor, where hopefully five years of conjugating French verbs would finally pay off.

Anyway, I had life all figured out. In one short, hopefully relatively painless year, I'd be on my way out East to college, where I'd join Patrick and things would be exactly like they were last year when I was a junior and Patrick was a senior. Only better. Because we'd be away from home and on our own (in a manner of speaking, of course, considering our parents would be footing the entire bill for our college experience and the road trips Taylor and I were already planning to Boston).

That was the plan, anyway. But then came the phone call. I was waiting to hear from Patrick, the cordless phone sitting silently beside me on my bed so my parents wouldn't get to it first. But when I picked up the phone it wasn't my college-bound boyfriend calling to tell me he couldn't wait for me to visit. It was a woman asking for my father in a voice that was so polite, so practiced, I thought she had to be a telemarketer trying to get him to switch our long-distance telephone service or, at the very least, renew his subscription to the Chicago Tribune.

If I'd known then what I know now, I might have just told her she had the wrong number, replaced the receiver quietly on its cradle, and unplugged all the phones in our house. Maybe even called the phone company and asked to disconnect our number all together. But I didn't. I brought the phone over to my dad, who was in his study reading a book while my mom worked on the laptop at his desk. And that's when everything changed. In that single moment when my dad said hello and I watched his face transform from a look of practiced calm to a look of petrified shock, I realized that life as we knew it was about to change.

And that's when my carefully laid plan went out the window.

Copyright © 2006 by Jennifer O'Connell

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  • Posted November 14, 2008

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    Reviewed by Jennifer Wardrip, aka "The Genius" for TeensReadToo.com

    Although I sometimes get irritated by the label of "chick lit" as a book genre, I'm going to be my own oxymoron and say that PLAN B by Jenny O'Connell is, indeed, teen chick lit. And that I also really liked the book, thoroughly enjoyed it, in fact, and can now no longer say "chick lit" with my previous snobbish sneer. <BR/><BR/>Vanessa has her life all planned out. All she has to do is survive the next nine months of senior year at the prestigious and private Cabot Academy, ace her SATs, and then spend a year touring Europe with her best friend, Taylor. After that, she'll be more than ready to enroll at the same college in Connecticut that her boyfriend, Patrick, attends, and life will be perfect. <BR/><BR/>Except life isn't perfect, and it's the definite fault of Reed Vaughn, Hollywood "It" guy, the most good-looking hottie to have graced the planet with his existence in the last several years. Taylor is already ga-ga over him, and although Vanessa can appreciate his good looks, she's not entirely sure about his appeal. Appeal is the last thing on her mind, though, when she finds out that there's more to Reed Vaughn than meets the eye--he's actually her half-brother, the son her father never knew he had. <BR/><BR/>As if a previously unknown sibling wasn't bad enough, Reed is coming to stay with her family in Chicago. Even that wouldn't have been so bad, if not for the fact that Reed is also a senior, will also be attending Cabot Academy, and will, without a doubt, ruin her life as she knows it. Now school is going to be as messed up as her home life, where tensions are running high between her parents and the lack of regular phone calls from boyfriend Patrick is driving Vanessa insane. How can she possibly survive this last year of high school with a celebrity brother, a maybe-cheating boyfriend, a disgruntled mother, and a shell-shocked father? All the plans she's worked so hard on getting perfectly arranged might just have to go out the window--and it will be time to put PLAN B into action. <BR/><BR/>This is a fun story about friendship, family, love, and loss that will have you remembering the ups and downs of having a sibling, and the trials and tribulations of getting ready for college. PLAN B is an engaging, entertaining read from a talented new author, and you won't go wrong by picking up a copy.

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  • Posted March 16, 2011

    relly good

    this is the best book ever!!!!!its a must read

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2008

    Cute Story.

    Jenny O'Connell is an awsome auther, and she's also able to grasp things that go on in everyday teenage life. 'Plan B' was such a good book, and I finished it in less than two days! If you like drama, this is a book for you! :]

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2007

    Read this book

    I found this book hard to put down. I was continually wondering about what would happen next. It was one of the best books I've ever read! I am extremly sad now that the book is done. I want to know what happens next!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2007

    OUTSTANDING

    Read it and loved it. Can't wait for her next.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2006

    Not just another teen book

    I got this book and thought it wouldnt be that good but then i read the first chapter and fell in love with book! I couldnt put it down..the suspense was so great in this book..Its not just another teen book about rich kids in beverly hills..this actually has a girl that is normal and isnt a snobby brat..i would recomend this book to anyone 12 and up..its a great story to get your kids interested in reading!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2013

    Okay

    It was a good book and i really injoyed it but the ending seemed to abrupt and open ended too much so like the story wasnt quite finished.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2013

    Sounds good. Is it?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2006

    amazing book

    I honestly couldn't put this book down. It was one of those rare, really well written books. 'Plan B' reminds me alot of some of Sarah Dessen's books. Vanessa is about to begin her senior year in high school when she finds out that she has a step brother who also happens to be one of the biggest TV stars-Reed Vaughn. He's going to destroy everything she has worked so hard to achieve, Vannesa is sure of it. But Reed comes with some surprises... This books is really authentic and true to life. Everyone should get something out of it.

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