Hawthorne, Rachel. Island Girls (and Boys).

Author:MacGregor, Amanda
Position:Brief Article - Children's Review - Book Review

HAWTHORNE, Rachel. Island girls (and boys). HarperCollins, Avon. 313p. c2005. 0-06075546-6. $5.99. JS

Best friends Jen, Amy, and Chelsea spend the summer before their first year of college working and living on an island off Texas. Jen, the obsessive planner, thinks she has the summer all plotted out, from house rules to chores to a budget. She's thrown for a major loop when living on their own turns out to be much more complex and unpredictable than she could have guessed. Chelsea's boyfriend moves in, Jen falls hard for the mysterious Dylan, and Amy moves through a rotating cast of boys while trying to find romance. Throw in some stray pets, some big parties, and lots of communication problems and it makes for one unforgettable summer. What...

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