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KLIATTRecent high school graduate Jamie opts to spend the summer in Baltimore with her mother, an eccentric romance writer, rather than stay in Michigan and watch her father woo her guidance counselor. Jamie figures the summer will help her prepare for life in Maryland, where she will be attending college on a full basketball scholarship. She isn't, however, prepared to find herself in multiple romantic entanglements. Jamie, a coach's kid and an elite athlete herself, is used to being considered one of the guys. She quickly finds that status changing in Baltimore when she is courted by Andrew, the passionate poet next door. But even though he seems wonderful (at least initially), Jamie can't help but think he's not worth her time. The spark she has with Josh, her lacrosse coach at summer camp, seems much more intriguing, though certainly more confusing. Jamie's summer in the city brings more than just relationships with boys as she grows closer to her mother and creates a meaningful bond with Mona, a teammate from camp. This light read will please anyone looking for a little escapism. While hardly unique, Summer in the City is a fun look at what can happen when a person opens herself to new possibilities. The pink and purple cover will grab readers' attention and the fast-paced chapters will keep even the most hesitant of readers moving forward to see how all of the romances work out. KLIATT Codes: S--Recommended for senior high school students. 2006, HarperCollins, 358p., $5.99.. Ages 15 to 18.