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ISBN13: 9780316122382
ISBN10: 0316122386
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A summer romance filled with danger and lies

Jane is ready for a fantastic summer. In fact, shes pretty sure the universe owes her one.

This past winter, Jane was held at knifepoint during an armed robbery and the specter of that night still haunts her. A summer romance with one of the town bad boys—sexy Handel Davies, who takes her breath away and makes her feel like a bolder version of herself—seems like the universes way of paying her back.

But bad boys always have secrets, and Handels secret just might shatter Jane completely.

This suspense novel marries psychological thriller with summer romance and is perfect for teen fans of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl.

“Tempting, sexy, and dangerous, this book will steal your heart. I was...completely lured by the story's dark twists and turns.” –Marie Rutkoski, author of The Winners Curse

 

Praise for Donna Freitas's previous books:

“Love and death are always a potent mix, and in the hands of a talented writer like Freitas, this is especially so.”—Booklist 

“This is an amazing story about love, loss, and the healing power of music.”—Morgan Matson, author of Amy and Rogers Epic Detour

“A riveting portrayal of the corruption of power and, ultimately, the triumph of innocence.”—Francisco Stork, author of Marcelo in the Real World

Donna Freitas's Awards

The Gorgeous Game – 2010 Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books

 

Sex and the Soul – 2008 A Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly

 

The Survival Kit – 2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults List for Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA); 2013 Bookstar Award (Switzerland) 

Review:

"In a fast-paced and entertaining novel with a superlatively romantic premise, 17-year-old Hadley misses her flight to London, where her father is marrying the woman he left their family for, but she unexpectedly may have found true love in the process. When Hadley meets charming Oliver at the gate, they instantly connect and bond during her new flight. They even share a kiss in the customs line, but Hadley loses sight of him afterward. Now, she has to survive being a bridesmaid, contend with her feelings about her father's new life, and figure out how to find Oliver before she returns to the U.S. the next day. Hadley is rushing through most of this book, and readers will gladly race alongside her. But they'll also savor cinematic moments, like a touching heart-to-heart conversation between Hadley and her father on the dance floor. Smith (You Are Here) balances Hadley's dual relationship dramas well, and while the story wraps up neatly, readers will be as caught up as Hadley is by the physical and emotional distances she traverses. Agent: ICM. Ages 12 — up. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Its 5:00 a.m. on Fifth Avenue, and 16-year-old Gemma Beasley is standing in front of Tiffany & Co. wearing the perfect black dress with her coffee in hand—just like Holly Golightly. As the cofounder of a successful Tumblr blog—Oh Yeah Audrey!—devoted to all things Audrey Hepburn, Gemma has traveled to New York in order to meet up with her fellow bloggers for the first time. She has meticulously planned out a 24-hour adventure in homage to Breakfast at Tiffanys; however, her plans are derailed when a glamorous boy sweeps in and offers her the New York experience shes always dreamed of. Gemma soon learns who her true friends are and that, sometimes, no matter where you go, you just end up finding yourself.
Filled with hip and sparkling prose, Oh Yeah, Audrey! is as much a story of friendship as it is a love letter to New York, Audrey Hepburn, and the character she made famous: Holly Golightly.

Synopsis:

Bittersweet, funny, and achingly honest, Five Summers is a story of friendship, love, and growing up that is perfect for fans of Anne Brashare's The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants  and Judy Blume's Summer Sisters
 

Four best friends, five summers of camp memories

 

Emma, Skylar, Jo and Maddie have all come back to camp for a weekend of tipsy canoe trips to the island, midnight skinny dipping in the lake, and an epic game of capture the flag--boys versus girls. But the weekend isn't quite as sunwashed as they'd imagined as the memories come flooding back...

 

The summer we were nine: Emma was branded “Skylars friend Emma” by the infamous Adam Loring . . .
 
The summer we were ten: Maddie realized she was too far into her lies to think about telling the truth . . .
 
The summer we were eleven: Johanna totally freaked out during her first game of Spin the Bottle . . .
 
The summer we were twelve: Skylars love letters from her boyfriend back home were exciting to all of us—except Skylar . . .
 
Our last summer together: Emma and Adam almost kissed. Jo found out Maddies secret. Skylar did something unthinkable...and whether we knew it then or not, five summers of friendship began to fall apart.
 
 
  

About the Author

Gayle Forman is an award-winning, New York Times--bestselling author and journalist whose articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, The Nation, and The New York Times Magazine. She is the author of the New York Times bestsellers If I Stay and Where She Went, as well as Sisters in Sanity (HarperTeen).

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moiraethefatesbookreview, February 13, 2012 (view all comments by moiraethefatesbookreview)

* Hardcover: 256 pages
* Publisher: Poppy; 1 edition (January 2, 2012)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0316122386
* Author: Jennifer E. Smith
* Cover Art: Cute, it's just what you'd expect it to be based on the synopsis.
* Overall rating: ***** out of 5 stars
* Obtained: My personal book shelf.








The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight. By Jennifer E. Smith
Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews.

Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?

Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan's life. She's stuck at JFK, late to her father's second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon to be step-mother that Hadley's never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport's cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he's British, and he's in seat 18C. Hadley's in 18A.

Twists of fate and quirks of timing play out in this thoughtful novel about family connections, second chances and first loves. Set over a 24-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver's story will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it. (Synopsis provided by goodreads)


If I had to describe this book in one word it would be adorable. That is just what this book was adorable. I sat down on the steps with this book and a cup of coffee while the child I was baby sitting was taking a nap. I almost had the book finished before the child woke up and I couldn't help but think how much I wished the kid would have napped just a little longer so I could finish the book.


Only 256 pages, but it works, Smith got to the point and she didn't use a lot of 'filler' in the book. Hadley and Oliver are a wonderful contemporary couple. I really enjoyed how well they worked together and how fluid the book was not to mention the dialogue. Everything just flowed naturally and unfolded beautifully before the reader.


What I really liked was how much Hadley grew in such a short book, we see her anger over her Father's second marriage and we see how she deals with it, we also get to see how someone like Hadley is jaded so to speak and gets over that feeling.


I loved this book and I hope there will be a sequel so we can find out what happens after this book.
I would recommend this book to someone who likes or even is thinking of picking up a YA contemporary novel. It's a quick read one could read it in a day or a few hours depending on how fast you read. Super fun and the perfect rainy day read.
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Courtesy of Mother Daughter Book Club com, January 30, 2012 (view all comments by Courtesy of Mother Daughter Book Club com)
Hadley dreads the trip she is making to London to be in her father’s wedding. But when she misses her flight there by four minutes, she’s rebooked on the next flight, where she meets Oliver. As they talk over the Atlantic Ocean, Hadley feels a connection stronger than to anyone she has felt before. Could her four-minute mistake turn into the best thing that’s happened to her in a long time?

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith looks at what it means to be in, and out, of love from several different points of view. Hadley’s parents are divorced, and her mom and dad have both found someone else who makes them happy. Hadley loves her dad, but she has a hard time forgiving him for leaving in the first place. She feels he has left his old life behind, including her, and is moving on to something new.

Oliver had a difficult relationship with his own father, but he’s able to help Hadley see hers in a new light. As the two of them find and lose each other several times in a 24-hour period, they learn more about what they truly want for themselves and their families.

The publisher provided me with a copy of this book to review.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316122382
Author:
Smith, Jennifer E
Publisher:
Poppy Books
Author:
Forman, Gayle
Author:
LaMarche, Una
Author:
Shaw, Tucker
Author:
Smith, Jennifer E.
Author:
Freitas, Donna
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Subject:
Family - Marriage & Divorce
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Subject:
Mysteries & Detective Stories
Subject:
love, summer, bad boy, sex, break in, beach, robbery, trust, virginity, The Town
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 14

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In a fast-paced and entertaining novel with a superlatively romantic premise, 17-year-old Hadley misses her flight to London, where her father is marrying the woman he left their family for, but she unexpectedly may have found true love in the process. When Hadley meets charming Oliver at the gate, they instantly connect and bond during her new flight. They even share a kiss in the customs line, but Hadley loses sight of him afterward. Now, she has to survive being a bridesmaid, contend with her feelings about her father's new life, and figure out how to find Oliver before she returns to the U.S. the next day. Hadley is rushing through most of this book, and readers will gladly race alongside her. But they'll also savor cinematic moments, like a touching heart-to-heart conversation between Hadley and her father on the dance floor. Smith (You Are Here) balances Hadley's dual relationship dramas well, and while the story wraps up neatly, readers will be as caught up as Hadley is by the physical and emotional distances she traverses. Agent: ICM. Ages 12 — up. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
Its 5:00 a.m. on Fifth Avenue, and 16-year-old Gemma Beasley is standing in front of Tiffany & Co. wearing the perfect black dress with her coffee in hand—just like Holly Golightly. As the cofounder of a successful Tumblr blog—Oh Yeah Audrey!—devoted to all things Audrey Hepburn, Gemma has traveled to New York in order to meet up with her fellow bloggers for the first time. She has meticulously planned out a 24-hour adventure in homage to Breakfast at Tiffanys; however, her plans are derailed when a glamorous boy sweeps in and offers her the New York experience shes always dreamed of. Gemma soon learns who her true friends are and that, sometimes, no matter where you go, you just end up finding yourself.
Filled with hip and sparkling prose, Oh Yeah, Audrey! is as much a story of friendship as it is a love letter to New York, Audrey Hepburn, and the character she made famous: Holly Golightly.
"Synopsis" by ,
Bittersweet, funny, and achingly honest, Five Summers is a story of friendship, love, and growing up that is perfect for fans of Anne Brashare's The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants  and Judy Blume's Summer Sisters
 

Four best friends, five summers of camp memories

 

Emma, Skylar, Jo and Maddie have all come back to camp for a weekend of tipsy canoe trips to the island, midnight skinny dipping in the lake, and an epic game of capture the flag--boys versus girls. But the weekend isn't quite as sunwashed as they'd imagined as the memories come flooding back...

 

The summer we were nine: Emma was branded “Skylars friend Emma” by the infamous Adam Loring . . .
 
The summer we were ten: Maddie realized she was too far into her lies to think about telling the truth . . .
 
The summer we were eleven: Johanna totally freaked out during her first game of Spin the Bottle . . .
 
The summer we were twelve: Skylars love letters from her boyfriend back home were exciting to all of us—except Skylar . . .
 
Our last summer together: Emma and Adam almost kissed. Jo found out Maddies secret. Skylar did something unthinkable...and whether we knew it then or not, five summers of friendship began to fall apart.
 
 
  

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