How to Ruin My Teenage Life by Simone Elkeles

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In this sequel to How to Ruin a Summer Vacation, EVERYTHING in sixteen-year-old Amy Nelson Barak’s life is going wrong! Her mom got married and moved to the suburbs, and now they are going to have a baby. Amy moves in with her dad in Chicago and signs him up for an online dating service. His first four dates are that night . . .

What else? Her dog Mutt impregnated her grumpy neighbor’s prized poodle, so Amy will actually have to get a part-time job to pay for half the veterinary bill. And there’s this totally annoying boy, Nathan Rubin, who just moved into her apartment building. Luckily, Amy has a cute boyfriend named Avi. Only he’s more like a non-boyfriend considering Avi is in the Israeli army for the next three years.

What’s a girl to do when everyone is conspiring to ruin her life?


About Simone Elkeles

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Simone Elkeles is the author of Perfect Chemistry and Leaving Paradise, a Book Sense Pick. Simone was named Illinois Author of the Year by the Illinois Association of Teachers of English. She lives in Illinois with her family.
Published June 1, 2007 by Flux. 281 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Romance. Fiction

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