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Tan Lines: Sand, Surf, and Secrets; Rays, Romance, and Rivalry; Beaches, Boys, and Betrayal

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Summer can't wait to get back to the Florida Keys. She, Marquez, and Diana have already decided to get an apartment so they can spend the whole summer together. But even with her friends by her side, Summer is in for more boy trouble.

Summer's boyfriend, Seth, is ready to take their relationship to the next level, but he's all the way across the country in California. Enter Austin, the hottie from spring break whom Summer hasn't stopped ...

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Tan Lines: Sand, Surf, and Secrets; Rays, Romance, and Rivalry; Beaches, Boys, and Betrayal

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Overview

Summer can't wait to get back to the Florida Keys. She, Marquez, and Diana have already decided to get an apartment so they can spend the whole summer together. But even with her friends by her side, Summer is in for more boy trouble.

Summer's boyfriend, Seth, is ready to take their relationship to the next level, but he's all the way across the country in California. Enter Austin, the hottie from spring break whom Summer hasn't stopped thinking about.

With Austin flirting 24/7 and Seth hundreds of miles away, Summer is about to learn about true love...

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416961345
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse
  • Publication date: 6/30/2008
  • Series: Summer Series , #2
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 161,801
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

After Katherine Applegate graduated from college, she spent time waiting tables, typing (badly), watering plants, wandering randomly from one place to the next with her boyfriend, and just generally wasting her time. When she grew sufficiently tired of performing brain-dead minimum-wage work, she decided it was time to become a famous writer. Anyway, a writer. Writing proved to be an ideal career choice, as it involved neither physical exertion nor uncomfortable clothing, and required no social skills.

Ms. Applegate has written more than one hundred books under her own name and a variety of pseudonyms. She has no children, is active in no organizations, and has never been invited to address a joint session of Congress. She does, however, have an evil, foot-biting cat named Dick, and she still enjoys wandering randomly from one place to the next with her boyfriend.

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  • Posted December 17, 2008

    Absolutly Amazing!

    This book was amazing! I loved the story line and how real it all seemed! Im not much of a reader but I COULD NOT put it down! When I started it I didnt realize it was the second book. Now I have to buy the first read it fast and read this one again! I loved it! I will definatly be recommending this book to friends! I hope there is a third!

    11 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2014

    I Also Recommend:

    I couldn't wait to read Tan Lines. I read the entire book in fou

    I couldn't wait to read Tan Lines. I read the entire book in four days because I couldn't stop reading! This book will shock you with the events that occur in Coconut Key! In the book of Spring Break, Summer meets the love struck poet, Austin on a plane.
    In tan lines, she meets up with him again.
    So make sure you don't miss Spring Break! It will probably explain A LOT!
    These books are amazing and I cannot wait to get my order in for Tan Lines!
     She's just graduated from high school and she's back to chill with Diana, her cousin, and Marquez, her best friend. Unlike last summer, Seth won't be there. Instead, her new fiancé will be on the West Coast for an internship. When an old fling shows up, Summer must figure out her heart and where her loyalty lies before things spin out of control. Diana is hiding a secret crush on Seth and, if Summer's not careful, Diana could ruin her cousin's relationship. Marquez is dating Summer's brother, but she's also going through a downward spiral.  If you read Beach Blondes and feel like reading another book that's about the same length, I'd say go ahead and give Tan Lines a chance.   

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    another one of my favorite books.

    I read the first book just a week ago, and i just finished the second book. I usally do not reading at all and I always have a hard time finding a book that I actally like, but I finally found a book, and I am totally inlooove with it. I actally hope that there is the 3rd book of the 3rd summer. If you deside to read this book, I think you should read the first one first, just so you understand somethings alittle more.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

    Summer needs to calm down....for real...

    She falls for a guy with a gf, and after all her hard work trying to get him, she does. Then she turns on him and sys shes in love with some random dude on the beach. They get together. Then break up. Then get together again... like GURL. CALM. DOWN. U AINT GONNA DIE ALONE FOR GOODNESS SAKE UR ONLY LIKE 16!! FO SHIZZLE MAH NIZZLE. IM OUT.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2012

    2nd book

    WHERE IS SPRING BREAK ?!?!?!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2012

    Summer is annoying

    I hate how summer cant make up her mind like seriously shes really annoying i dont even want to finish the freaking book!!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 2, 2012

    Just not at as good as the first one! Could of been better!!

    Just not at as good as the first one! Could of been better!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2012

    Tan Lines

    I loved both beach blondes and Tan Lines loved em!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 22, 2012

    Highly recommended!!!

    Best beach and summer reading(:

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    The Sequel

    Tanlines is a good book that if fun to read. It keeps you guessing, and it is nice following the great characters again.<BR/><BR/>After reading Beach Blondes(a must read), i was very excited to read this. It was good book as a whole, but it doen't compare to Beach Blondes.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2009

    Good

    I liked these books, but Summer really started to bug me. I don't know why, but I just wanted her and everyone else to just get over her. I don't know, some people might love her, but personally she seemed somewhat fake and annoying. Other than that, I love these books, and thought there were some great plot twisters that were different and I loved reading them. But wasn't Diana and Diver suppose to get to together? Not the other girl and Diver? That was something that didn't quite make sense to me. But other than that, these were good. Great summer reading!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 17, 2008

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    Reviewed by Jennifer Rummel for TeensReadToo.com

    Summer's back for a second summer vacation in the Florida Keys. <BR/><BR/>She's just graduated from high school and she's back to chill with Diana, her cousin, and Marquez, her best friend. Unlike last summer, Seth won't be there. Instead, her new fiancé will be on the West Coast for an internship. <BR/><BR/>When an old fling shows up, Summer must figure out her heart and where her loyalty lies before things spin out of control. Diana is hiding a secret crush on Seth and, if Summer's not careful, Diana could ruin her cousin's relationship. Marquez is dating Summer's brother, but she's also going through a downward spiral. <BR/><BR/>Can the three girls survive the roller coaster summer without destroying their friendship? <BR/><BR/>TAN LINES follows up BEACH BLONDES and is perfect for readers craving romance, sun, friendship, and drama.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2013

    I need help

    I am completely in love with the character summer. I love love love beach blondes and my friends are getting annoyed with me because it is all i talk about. I need to read the rest of the summer series BUT i dont know if this is the second or the third book. Please please please helpppppp meeeee!!!!!! :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    Amazing

    This book was AMAZING! By far the best book i have ever read! Defanetly a girly girl book! Im 12 yrs old anx i fell in loveeeee! Read it!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 12, 2012

    I NEED HELP. I got tan lines before beach blondes is it okay to

    I NEED HELP. I got tan lines before beach blondes is it okay to read tan lines first???

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2012

    Loved it!!!

    This book was really great. I loved how tje Merricks came back into the story!
    I was a little confused on the order of the series but I figured it out - beach blondes, spring break, tan lines, and sun kissed christmas.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 26, 2011

    I loved it!!!

    I'm totally in love with this series!!!! It's one of the best books I've read this month. You have to read the first two, Beach Blondes and Spring Break, to totally understand it. I read Beach Blondes then Tan Lines and I got a little confused since it kept talking about what happened over spring break, but overall it was a wonderful book. If you've never read it, you would really like it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 29, 2011

    Sexiest book of the summer!

    Tan Line by Katherine Applegate is a fun, drama-filled book for young adults. Teenage girls can really relate to the challenges of the main character, Summer, and her cousin, Diana and along with their friend, Marquez. The author shows the reader what true love is really about.
    Summer is returning to Crab Claw Key for summer vacation where her cousin, Diana and friend, Marquez, live. Austin is back from the previous story, Spring Break, and is still completely in love with her, but Summer is dating Seth. After cheating on Seth with Austin, Summer has promised herself to stay loyal to Seth. But with Austin flirting 24/7 and Seth in California until August, Summer will find out what true love is and make some big decisions.
    Tan Lines has a lot of detail about the characters of the story. At points it gets a little boring when she describes all of the tiny details. The emotions in the book are so real and at times you really feel like Summer herself. The lengths of their problems in the story are so long because they keep building on top of each other until the end when everything is resolved. I couldn¿t put the book down the whole summer; at one point I almost cried because of the end. Similar books to Tan Lines are Summer Boys by Hailey Abbot and The Truth about Forever by Sarah Dessen. They each have a vacation setting and problems with relationships with guys.
    I would recommend this book to young adults/teenage girls who like romantic dramas. I really liked how I could feel the emotions of the characters as I read. Katherine Applegate made the setting and characters so vivid in my mind with her details. The ending result is so shocking I didn¿t even see it coming!
    This book is the best book you will ever read! The events and emotions feel so real. Teenage girls will love it! Your heart will race as you keep reading the tragic decisions Summer is forced to make. You won¿t ever want to put this book down.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 30, 2011

    GREAT!!!!

    I LOVED this book!!! Couldnt stop reading!!! But I think Katherine could have done another book before this one and after beach blondes to explain what happened between Summer & Austin during Spring Break and whatever happened between Diana and Seth during New Years... It was kinda confusing & I dont think she should have just skipped a whole important scene... I still loved this book&lt;3

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2011

    EXELLANT FANTASYIC FANTASTIC!!!!

    I loved the first book, and so far I am loving the second(: The author really kniws what shes doing when it comes to relating to teenage girls. Definitely one of the best series's ive ever read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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