My Almost Epic Summer by Adele Griffin

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Irene’s got big dreams—someday she’s going to own an exclusive salon in L.A. It’s a good thing she has dreams, since her reality is harsh. She’s just been fired from her mom’s beauty salon for her tear-jerking shampooing technique, and is forced to take the only other job she can find—babysitting. Now she’s stuck at the beach entertaining kids while everyone else is having a glamorous summer. Will she ever get a life? Then Irene meets Starla, a mind-bogglingly beautiful lifeguard, whose diva attitude, dangerous obsessions, male admirers, and fiery blog hold enough real-life drama and romance to fill a book. Suddenly Irene finds that the countdown to real life is over and her fate is in her own hands.


About Adele Griffin

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ADELE GRIFFIN is the acclaimed author of many books for young readers, including Sons of Liberty and Where I Want to Be, both National Book Award finalists. She is also the author of Picture the Dead, The Julian Game, and the Witch Twins and Vampire Island middle-grade series. Adele lives with her husband and young daughter in Brooklyn, New York.
Published May 1, 2008 by Speak. 180 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The clear, but occasionally unrealistic teenage voice of Irene Morse, a spunky, intelligent and sometimes melodramatic heroine, recounts the summer leading into her freshman year.

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Griffin (Sons of Liberty ) creates a lighthearted rendering of teenage ennui in this novel introducing Irene, a 14-year-old who is stuck at home in New Jersey while her best friend "spends a glorious, glamorous summer" at tennis camp in Vermont.

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