Honey, Baby, Sweetheart by Deb Caletti

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It is summer in the Northwest town of Nine Mile Falls, and sixteen-year-old Ruby McQueen, ordinarily dubbed The Quiet Girl, finds herself hanging out with gorgeous, rich, thrill-seeking Travis Becker. But Ruby is in over her head, and finds she is risking more and more when she's with him. In an effort to keep Ruby occupied and mend her own broken heart, Ruby's mother Ann drags Ruby to the weekly book club she runs for seniors. At first Ruby can't imagine a more boring way to spend an afternoon, but she is soon charmed by the feisty group. When it is discovered that one of the group's own members is the subject of the tragic love story they are reading, Ann and Ruby ditch their respective obsessions to spearhead a reunion between the long-ago lovers.

This lyrical, multi-generational story of love, loss, and redemption speaks to everyone who has ever been in love--and lived to tell the tale.
 

About Deb Caletti

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Deb Caletti is an award-winning author and a National Book Award finalist whose books-Honey, Baby, Sweetheart; The Queen of Everything; The Secret Life of Prince Charming-are published and translated worldwide. She lives with her family in Seattle.
 
Published August 23, 2011 by Simon Pulse. 330 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Tender and poetic, Caletti’s tale of the multifaceted effects of the many kinds of love tells the story of Ruby, who, in an effort to break out of her quiet-girl persona, begins dating an exciting but amoral rich boy.

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While the pace is slow at times and readers will be yelling at Ruby not to make some of the choices she does, the subplot involving the book club and Ruby's relationship with her mother makes this book unique and worthwhile.

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Kings River Life

When her mother finds out about Travis, she is not pleased and forces Ruby to join a book club called The Casserole Queens (all of the woman in the club use their cooking to win men over).

Aug 07 2010 | Read Full Review of Honey, Baby, Sweetheart

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