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What is it about Alison? For one thing, she has rules: When stealing a rowboat, ALWAYS check that the oars are the same length, so you don't go in circles. In reference to your best friend's crush, KEEP your feelings to yourself. NEVER use your locker if that's where you were standing when told the very worst news of all. But rules -- like hearts -- are meant to be broken.
Has he called? No. I half expected to see him at Truth or Dairy today. He's sort of addicted to Coconut Fantasy Dreams. We both are. It was like... our drink. I was all ready to give him the cold shoulder, easy to do when working around ice cream all day. I could give him a bad ice-cream headache, mix extra ice in his smoothie and freeze his brain. Like he could be any colder.
There's nothing more annoying than working in a coffee shop inside a gas station -- and not being able to drive. And having to deliver coffee to your bus driver. Kamikaze Bus Driver sips his coffee, then charges back into traffic before I can even take a seat. I reach out for a seat back to hold on to, but the bus swerves and I fall onto the end of a seat that's already taken, right into the lap of none other than Mike Kyle. I'm shocked. Mike's never been on this bus before. This runs against the laws of nature. I'm just so stunned I can't help blurting, "What are you doing here?" completely impolitely. Then I realize I'm still sitting on his lap.
Catherine Clark has crafted a poignant story about the distances one girl is willing to go in the name of friendship that is at once funny, heartbreaking, and utterly romantic. Seventeen-year-old Frances wouldn't describe herself as adventurous. Until now . . . Frances has one week--while she'll be away from home competing in a high school bike race--to do every single thing on the Fix-It List. Ten crazy, totally out-of-character ideas her best friend, Stella, came up with to make the bike ride unforgettable. However, as each item on the F-It List opens Frances up to new adventures, new friends, and possibly even a new romance, it becomes increasingly difficult for Frances to keep the one promise that she knows she absolutely must obey--her promise to not tell anyone the truth about the accident that left Stella broken and angry, and started Frances on her quest to complete the list. When it comes to friendship, Frances must decide what distances she's willing to go, and what risks she's willing to take, for the person she cares about the most.
Summer is supposed to be fun. Right? Peggy Fleming Farrell's summer has taken a turn for the worse: She works at the Gas 'n Git to pay back her parents for wrecking two cars, takes summer school French from a succession of increasingly lame substitute teachers, loves an IHOP waiter, and attends Lamaze class with her mother while her father prepares for his professional ice-skating comeback (read: midlife crisis). Just when the only exciting event looming before her is the town's annual Rodeo Roundup Days -- "exciting" being a relative term -- things take an unexpected turn for the better. Between hijinks with a hijacked golf cart, plans for streaking at the Rodeo parade, and a showdown over pancakes, Peggy's summer becomes more about mayhem than money management, and definitely something close to fun. Even if she never learns to speak French.
"Humorous dialogue, smart pacing and some dirty politics make for an engaging read. With an election around the corner, this isn't a bad way for young readers to view the political arena. "-Kirkus Reviews When the middle school band is called to play for a presidential campaign rally, Aidan is right there with his clarinet, just in time to save the candidate's life. Interviewed by the media, he speaks up in favor of the need to save jobs-like his mom's, for instance. Even though he's in the middle of Little League season, for pete's sake, the candidate convinces him to join her tour of the midwest. Problem 1: The candidate's daughter HATES Aidan. Problem 2: What do you do when your whole life has been turned upside down and you can't get away from the media? Problem 3: What's a red-blooded American boy to do when he's asked to play the clarinet on national TV and the local bully back home is giving interviews saying Aidan's the nerd of the century?
Find out what happens when you fall for your best friend's worst enemy in this hilarious tale of a forbidden first love and forever friendship. The author of Maine Squeeze and Love and Other Things I'm Bad At, Catherine Clark, has once again crafted a romantic coming-of-age story that will stay with you long after you turn the last page.Lucy can't wait to spend the summer at the lake with her best friend, Mikayla. But when Jackson, the boy she's been avoiding ever since he rejected her, reappears in her life, Lucy wonders if this summer to remember is one she'd rather forget.Mikayla's never had much luck talking to boys, but when she (literally) runs into the cutest guy she's ever seen, and sparks fly, she thinks things might be looking up . . . until she realizes the adorable stranger is the same boy who broke her best friend's heart.As things begin to heat up between Mikayla and the one guy she should avoid, will Lucy be able to keep her cool or will the girls' perfect summer turn into one hot mess?
"We have buried the putrid corpse of liberty." -- Benito Mussolini It's not like I'm surprised my mom picked the Mussolini quote for her wedding invitation. She's never been what one would call "conventional". I was a little surprised (but happy) when she agreed to marry my English teacher, Max Medina. Which makes my summer even busier -- with my classes at Chilton, the wedding planning, and, as Paris so efficiently pointed out, about ten years of extracurricular activities to catch up on, it makes me wonder: whatever happened to the good ol' days of summer loving, had me a blast?
ICING ON THE LAKE Beach reads for snow bunnies-our wildly popular beach reads expand to winter! The author of Maine Squeeze is back with another funny, romantic novel, this time in the snow.
Okay, let's face it. My mom and I are never going to have a "normal" mother-daughter relationship because my mom isn't just my mother, she's my best friend.
What's a girl to do when there are two guys who seem like The One? Just when Courtney has found the Best Boyfriend Ever (aptly named Grant Superior), she has to leave him to go to college, because apparently the universe doesn't want her to be happy. Now that she's three states away, what's going to happen to her Superior relationship? And what about that cute guy she works with at college? No, not him. Him. Definitely getting in the way with his cuteness. But not distracting Courtney enough to make her stop wondering what exactly happened between Grant and her best friend, Beth, back home. Why can't dating be as easy as eating a healthy vegan diet? Not that she's ever managed that, either, but still. Will Courtney ever figure out how to get this love thing right?
2 Lobster rolls, 1 w/xtra mayo--yuck! 1 Lm'ade 1 Wtr Ignore Evan -- Swap Tues to avoid? Call Ben! RITE AFTR WRK Get tmrw off - qlty time w/ Ben Stop lookg @ EVAN!!!
When three best friends get together, the first thing they talk about these days is always the mean girls in their lives. They decide to banish their enemies by holding a ceremony and burning slips of paper with the mean girls' names on them. But soon afterwards, they discover themselves becoming mean, and they must find a way--with a little help from the owner of their local beauty shop--to reverse the ceremony and revert to the sweet (mostly), kind (if slightly imperfect) personalities. Catherine Clark's first middle-grade novel is a humorous look at the mysterious--and wonderful--nature of friendship.
Order # 081582 Name: Emily Matthias Phone: Call me anytime! Date: I'd love one! Print Quantity:Um, a billion? I need pictures of everyone and everything. It's the Outer Banks-everything is photogenic here. Especially Blake. And Spencer. Size:3 x 54 x 65 x 78 x 10 They're tall. And handsome. Oh, you mean the photos? Film:ColorB & W Actually, yes, this summer would make an excellent movie. Single/Double:Starting the vacation single. But maybe I'll find Prints Charming!
It was a zoo the day I left. All I remember is pulling out of the driveway. I thought I was going to crumble into a hundred pieces. I looked at Grant. He looked at me. Mom hit reverse. It all seemed so tragic, like I was skipping off to war. Still and all. A really, really dumb idea to come this far for college.
Reservations? Yes. A couple. Like: Is Hayden really as interested in me as I am in him? And is my roommate right-should I "beware of hookups"? Confirmation? Doubtful. Oh, I'm sorry, I thought you said "commitment." Special Requests? Let me get through this summer without being fired and heartbroken. Let me fall in love this summer. Let me be part of the inn crowd.
This bind-up features two repackaged fan-favorite novels that are sure to delight readers of Stephanie Perkins, Jennifer Echols, and, of course, Catherine Clark. Summer vacation isn't just about working on your tan line and flirting with the lifeguard. . . . For two teenage girls in two irresistibly romantic novels it's also a chance to learn that sometimes leaving home is the best way to find yourself. In Picture Perfect, Emily can't wait to spend her summer on the beautiful beaches of the Outer Banks, North Carolina. It has been two years since she went on a trip with her three closest childhood friends--two years that she's hoping will erase the memory of the last time she saw Spencer, the boy who broke her heart. And what better way to forget about Spencer than to have the perfect summer fling with Blake, the boy living in the beach house next door? But embarking on a new romance is more difficult than she expected when her feelings for her first love aren't exactly a thing of the past. In Wish You Were Here, Ariel is embarking on the summer vacation of a lifetime--at least, she hopes this is the only trip like this she'll ever take. Stuck on an "America's Heartland" bus tour with her family, leaving her amazing boyfriend back home, and maintaining her track-team endurance by sprinting through rest stop parking lots? Who could survive four weeks of that? But as she spends more time with the intriguing, also-miserable Andre, Ariel begins to learn that sometimes you just have to go where the road takes you--even if the tour bus won't.
She's humiliated, she's angry... and she's through with boys. Or at least that's what she says. This is the journal of Courtney Von Dragen Smith: middle child, product of divorce, would-be vegetarian. She writes the first mega-negative page the day after her boyfriend, "such a Dave," breaks up with her because he's heading off to college. Angry and humiliated, Courtney vows to survive senior year on the anti-guy plan. But can she really give up guys and focus on friends, school, and her job at the hip cafe Truth or Dairy? Or will a stint in student government, an epileptic dog, and a guy named Grant ("like-the-lake") Superior turn her world upside down and prove her journal right? It's true: life can get weirder.
Summer is supposed to be a time for sun, friends, and independence . . . but for two teenage girls in this bind-up of two irresistibly romantic novels it's also the season for drama. Between new friends, demanding bosses, and potential first loves, it's sure to be a summer to remember.In So Inn Love, Liza McKenzie has landed her dream job working at the Tides Inn. But fitting in with the "inn" crowd isn't always easy, especially when the hotel's cutest employee keeps sending mixed messages. . . .And in Better Latte Than Never, Peggy Fleming Farrell didn't plan to spend the summer as barista in a gas station coffee shop because she owes her parents money after crashing two cars. She is determined to make the best of a bad situation, though, and the first step to saving her summer is getting the boy she's been pining for to finally notice her. After all, at this point what does she have to lose?This bind-up features two repackaged fan-favorite novels that are sure to delight readers of Stephanie Perkins, Jennifer Echols, and, of course, Catherine Clark.
Courtney Von Dragen Smith has done the unthinkable: In a burst of self-improving zeal (and some unexpected trouble with local options), she has left home for college out of state. What seemed like a good idea in spring feels like a calamity in fall. Culture in rural Wisconsin seems to be a formal bratwurst roast. Not to mention: Grant (best bf ever) is 1,000 miles away, there's a six-foot ear of corn making unwanted advances, and being vegan in America's Dairyland is regarded as highly suspicious at best. And so Courtney, "so on the fringe," begins her chronicle of what truly is a Wurst Case Scenario.
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