I'm on a beach in Florida and I'm in trouble! When Ashley and I got here for our school trip, I thought everything would be great. What could be better than sun, sand, and cool guys with tans? I couldn't scuba diveuntil I read this scary book about barracudas and jellyfish and sharks. And I started freaking out!
Aschley was too busy juggling Two boyfriends to even notice how scared I was. Finally, I pulled myself together and got rid of the book. But now I wish I had it backbecause something really horrible has happened and I don't know what to do!
About the Author
Mary-Kate and Ashley have been celebrities since the day when, at the age of nine months, they joined the cast of the hit sitcom "Full House" in their shared role as Michelle. Each of Mary-Kate and Ashley's 14 years since has witnessed the outstanding expansion of their popularity...their fans have literally grown up alongside the twins! First in television and feature films, Mary-Kate and Ashley now appear in videos, music, interactive software, fashion dolls and accessories, and more. Their latest ventures include launching their official website and debuting a line of licensed fashion clothing, as well as their very own magazine in spring 2001.
Mary-Kate & Ashley books launched in 1990, and today the various book series continue to grow to reflect the ever-evolving lifestyles of kids, 'tweens, and teens. HarperEntertainment and Parachute Publishing release twenty-five books a year and have sold more than 30 million copies. Mary-Kate and Ashley's two book series Two of a Kind and The New Adventures of Mary Kate and Ashley are frequent USA Today bestsellers. And Mary-Kate & Ashleynovelties, such as Wall Calendars, a Mood Diary, a Be My Valentinecard-making kit, and the movie tie-in series, Starring-In continue to be hugely popular.
The growth of the Mary-Kate & Ashley brand has afforded Parachute and Harper the opportunity to work with companies such as Acclaim Entertainment, Mattel Inc., Warner Home Video, Kid Rhino, Lightyear Entertainment, Sail with the Stars on cross-promotional and cross-merchandise projects, including a very special, book-dedicated area on mary-kateandashley.com Now Read This!
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Sorry if my handwriting is a little jerky, but I'm sitting on this bus rolling down something called the 100-Mile Highway in Florida. And the last time I checked we still had about fifty five miles to go.
See, my twin sister Ashley and I are on this really cool school trip. I know, I know-it's the first week of summer vacation. But when I tell you all about this trip you'll see why Ashley and I decided to stick around. Oh, and since you're a brand-new diary (my old one filled up pretty fast), I'll clue you in on all the details.
Ashley and I are First Formers at a boarding school called The White Oak Academy for Girls in New Hampshire. First Form is the school's way of saying seventh grade. That took some getting used to. So did eating oatmeal every morning for breakfast, another White Oak tradition. Just like these summer vacation school trips.
There's a camping trip to Maine, a sightseeing trip to New York City, and a trip to a tiny island off the coast of Florida in an area called the Keys.
Ashley and I chose to spend two weeks on the island at Camp Coral Reef. Then we'll be going to Miami for a week on the beach.
I know what you're thinking, Diary. That Ashley and I are off to roast hot dogs and paint ceramic frogs in arts and crafts. NOT! In this camp we'll learn all about marine biology--fancy words for fish and underwater plants. We're also going to try our hands at wildlife photography, deep sea fishing, and scuba diving.
Diary, when I heard about the scuba diving I was so there. But Ashley needed a little convincing....
"You mean I'll have to wear a mask and flippers, and anoxygen tank?" Ashley asked me when I read the brochure out loud.
"Sure!"' I said. "How else are you going to get upclose and personal with a barracuda?"
"I'm not sure I want to," Ashley said.
No kidding! Ashley and I may be twins but we're as different as two snowflakes. I dig sports, drama and watching the Cubs game in my sweats. Ashley likes ballet, boys, and clothes, clothes, clothes! Get the picture?
I can't wait to scuba dive! Of course, we have to get our scuba certificates first, but no problem! I beat Ashley at holding our breaths in the bathtub when we were little.
Now here's the neatest part: Some of our best buds from school are going to Camp Coral Reef, too.
"What made you sign up, Cheryl?" I asked during breakfast on our last day of school.
"Are you kidding?"" Cheryl Miller said. "After being in New England all winter, I want as much sun as I can get!"
"So do I!" Summer Sorenson said. "I want to kick up my tan before I go home to Malibu. It's definitely fading.
Everyone looked at Summer as if she were from outer space. Her tan will never fade. It"s for fife!
As 'for Elise Van Hook, she wants to study marine animals before visiting her Peace Corps volunteer parents in Fiji.
"So you can learn to recognize the natural wildlife?" Ashley asked Elise.
Elise nodded. "I definitely need to know what's poisonous and what"s not!" she said.
And then there"s Phoebe Cahill. Phoebe is Ashley's roommate and the editor of the First Form newspaper, the White Oak Acorn. She loves poetry, classic movies, and vintage clothes. But not sports. In fact, Phoebe's idea of the great outdoors is an open-air flea market.
"If you're not a sports nut, why are you going to Florida?" I asked Phoebe. "It's all about water sports!"
"'I'm going to write about the trip for the fall issue of the Acorn," Phoebe said. "I don't intend to get anywhere near a scuba tank."
"Lucky you," I heard, Ashley mutter.
And if you're wondering about boys-some First Formers from the Harrington School for Boys are going, too. Like our cousin Jeremy Burke, who's dying to learn scuba diving. I'm not surprised. He"s been blowing bubbles in his milk since he was in kindergarten.
Other Harrington guys are Seth Samuels, Justin Martinez, and Ross Lambert. Ashley has had a crush on Ross since we started White Oak. And after kissing him in the school play, that crush became more of a--CRUNCH! Ashley and Ross had sort of a misunderstanding this spring. But now they're a couple again.
Ashley is sitting next to me writing in her diary and eating the honey roasted nuts we got on the plane to Miami. She has this serious look on her face as if she's writing a term paper. What's her problem?
Anyway, Diary, gotta go. Jeremy just tossed a rubber cockroach on my lap. And it's time to get even!
What was I thinking? Okay, Florida is really great-looking, with all those swaying palm trees and bright blue skies. But once we hit Camp Coral Reef it's going to be downhill all the way. Why? I'll tell you....
A few weeks ago Cheryl and I were in the school bookstore. Cheryl was looking for a travel book on Florida. I was just ... looking.
But just as I was about to grab a book about ballet, I saw a big paperback called The Worst That Can Happen. I flipped through it and almost flipped 'myself.Two of a Kind #17: Shore Thing. Copyright © by Mary-Kate & Ash Olsen. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I t is great as it has been written in two books which means in two books
its a terrific book.marykate and ashley make a bet then marykate finds a book called the worst that can happen.she stars reading it and next thing you know is shes afriad of scuba diving and pretends she is sick she doesnt want to make the bet but still does. there is a cannoeing race and marykate and her friend end up lost in a desserted island. its a great and funny book to read.
Mary-Kate is on the beach and she's in trouble! When Ashley and Mary-Kate went to Florida for there school trip, they thought everything would be great. What could be better than the sun, sand, and cool guys with tans? Mary-Kate couldn't wait to scba dive, until she read this scary book about barracudas and jellyfish and sharks. Thats when Mary-Kate started freaking out! Ashlee was to busy juggling two boyfriends to even notce how scared Mary-Kate was. Finally Mary-Kate pulled her self together and got rid of the book. But now she wishes that she had the book because something really bad happend and she dosent know what to do!
This is a great book it is about mary kate and ashley going to a camp and taking scuba lessons and as you know mk is usally the tom boy like twin not scared if anything well not when it comes to scuba diving . . . . . . . . ( i dont wanna give it away so just read this book it is great ~)
all the two of a kind books rock but this one was the best. i like the diaries better myself just because you get both girls opinion. i cant wait to read the next book because this one kinda left you hagin at the end but, that just means you Have to read the next one
Mary-Kate and Ashley are having a vacation and while Mary-Kate is learning how to scuba dive Ashley is juggling Ross and Devon now Ross thinks Ashley loves Devon and Mary-Kate has to be able to pass her scuba diving test. It ends when Mary-Kate is stuck in a swamp with Pheobe.
This book made me lay down and enjoy a book. (I never get to do that) I couldn't put the book down. It was cool how the setting was in Florida because thats where I live.
It's sooo sweet and good! Exspecially the part w/ Ashley! I can't wait to see what happens in Two for the Road! I really really recommend this book!
So cool! Mk and A go to Florida with an exiting adventure!Then something AWFUL happend. What is it? Read it to find out!P.S I love Mary-kate and Ashley!!