The Crushes

The Crushes

by Pamela Wells


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The girls from The Heartbreakers are back, and in paperback! And this time, they're looking to fall in love.

Alexia, Raven, Kelly, and Sydney have always been there for each other - through breakups and heartaches, good times and bad. But during one summer, their friendship will be tested in ways they never imagined.

Sydney and Drew are back together, but there's some trouble in paradise.

Raven loves Horace - but isn't sure she'll remember that when he's thousands of miles away.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780439925600
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 12/01/2009
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Pamela Wells grew up in Mississippi and, after earning her B.A. in Journalism from Clark Atlanta University, attended Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, where she received her M.A. in Education & Psychology. Pamela has also worked as a newspaper reporter in California. She spends her summers in Boston, Massachusetts, pursuing her M.F.A. in Writing for Children & Young Adults. She is also the author of The Heartbreakers.

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Crushes 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
samantha.nop on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about 4 girls, Raven, Alexia, Kelly and Sydney. It's summer time and they all have crushes on somebody. The problem is, Kelly likes Sydney's boyfriend and Sydney's boyfriend likes her back. Tension starts to build up between the four friends who have been friends since the fifth grade. When Sydney and Jason break up, Kelly and Jason start dating two weeks later. Sydney and Kelly have a huge argument and will no longer talk to each other. Raven and Alexia try to put the friendship between them back together, but it's no use. Sydney has promised to never forgive Kelly again.This book is interesting because it shows how one little thing can change your friendship. I think Sydney overreacted and I can tell that Kelly feels bad. I like how it shows that no matter what happens in life, no matter how good you try to be, life isn't always going to be simple. That's what I think the author is trying to show in this story. I recommend it to girls who are having trouble with friends and just need some help.
Serena_iz_Crazi on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about four girls having crushes on guys and some of them have boyfriends. Raven, Alexia, Kelly and Sydney. Alexia makes up rules for them to follow well they are flirting with the guys. Now Raven like this guy across here street. His a skater and she likes him and he likes her, but they are both seeing some else. Alexia is with Ben and she doesn't have a crush on anyone. But Ben is leaving for college and she doesn't think it will work out between them.This is a really good bool after I read the first one i wanted to read more. As a girl I can relate to some of the situations they have in this book. They go through fights and heartbreaks. These girls make mistakes with thier boyfriends and even with their friends.
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Narine Hoffman More than 1 year ago
I am on LOVE with this book there was so mich drama, but there wasn't to much drama where you can't handle it. This book is the bomb and I will keep reading it till i get board with it, which will probably never happen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book
eat_me More than 1 year ago
i loved this kept me hooked the whole time, it was a quick read but i definitely enjoyed it
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corrie_s More than 1 year ago
It was really good and it was kinda sad too. Its REALLY dramatic though and has a lot of teen drama !
pepaspice24 More than 1 year ago
I love this book. I read the first book the Heartbreakers and fell in love. When I heard that Pamela Wells was going to make a sequel I knew it was going to be good. I was right. This is a really good read and you will enjoy it. Its funny, fun cute and very lovable. (written by a 15 year old)
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
After cementing their lifelong friendship with The Breakup Code, Alexia, Kelly, Raven, and Sydney are heading into the summer before their senior year.

Between Raven's depression over the four-week loss of her boyfriend, Horace, to the city of Detroit, Sydney fulfilling volunteer obligations at the local hospital and vowing to make the second round of her relationship with Drew work, not to mention Alexia being in love for the first time in her life, the former can't help but worry that she and her friends might be drifting apart.

When Alexia spots Kelly's hot new kick-boxing instructor, she sees the perfect solution to both her concerns and Kelly's state of singlehood: The Crush Code. Thirty-eight rules guaranteed to nab the guy of their dreams.

Pretty soon all four girls are trying out the code - Sydney on fellow volunteer Quinn, Raven on her new neighbor, Blake, and Kelly on her instructor, Adam; but the code can't distract Kelly from the boy she really likes.

The one boy in the world she can never have...

It's been a long time since I read a book that made me cry, but Pamela Wells does such an incredible job portraying the roller-coaster ride of emotions that come with young love. Whether reading about Alexia's uncertainty about losing her virginity to Ben, Raven's desire to remain faithful to the boy she loves while feeling intensely attracted to someone else, the thrill of new flirtations, or the pain of ultimate betrayal, I was transported into the emotions of each characters' journey.

THE CRUSHES is an excellent, heartfelt novel about friendship, first love, and surviving the difficulties life throws your way.
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I really, really really loved this book. Loved all the drama and every single problem theo the girls were facing seemed like real problems teens face. My favorite drama was with Kelly and Drew. Their story was so cute. And I loved Raven and Horace and Blake love triangle. By the end of the story, I hated Sydney... but overall i loved this book soooooooopoooooooooooooo much!!!!!
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