The Complete History of Why I Hate Her by Jennifer Richard Jacobson

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Nola wants nothing more than a summer on her own—and a job at an upscale Maine coast resort sounds ideal. She’ll have plenty of beach time between waitressing, some freedom from stresses back home, and the chance to make new friends. Enter Carly, the perfect pal: full of jokes, ideas, energy—and experienced at being away from her mysterious family. But Carly turns out to be much more complicated than the standard summer buddy—her borderline personality can turn on Nola in a flash, and even love becomes a rivalry. As the girls’ instant friendship unhinges by subtle, increasingly powerful turns, the commonplace becomes dramatic—and the outcome unforgettable.

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Jennifer Richard Jacobson’s favorite camp memory is of canoeing to a river island, where she and her paddling friends built a campfire and slept out under the stars until dawn. Jennifer lives with her husband and two children in Cumberland, Maine, where they like to sing silly camp songs.
Published April 14, 2010 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 192 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When Carly abruptly replaces Nola’s roommate Bridget, Nola is overjoyed, and the two girls spend the first half of the summer as an inseparable duo, known to all as “the Cannolis.” As busy mealtimes in the dining room, lazy days at the beach and beer-soaked parties bleed together, Carly takes ove...

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