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Publisher Comments:

SUMMER AU PAIRS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY

For four energetic children, between 3 and 10 years old.

Join a NYC family for the best summer of your life in

East Hampton, July 4-Labor Day.

Pay: $10,000.00

Driver's license a must.

Familiarity with the Hamptons, a plus.

Send resumes and head shots to HamptonsAuPairs@yahoo.com

Meet Mara Waters, Eliza Thompson, and Jacqui Velasco — new au pairs for one of New York City's wealthiest families — who will spend their summer in one of the most posh, most exclusive spots for summer summering: the Hamptons.

For good girl Mara, this job is a way out of another go-slow Massachusetts summer. Eliza, New York City's former It Girl, knows this is the fast lane back to the stylish world she wishes she'd never left. And for Brazilian bombshell Jacqui, it's a boarding pass back to her American love who told her he'd e-mail as soon as he got home, and didn't.

After all, how hard can an au pair job be? Slap sunscreen on the kids during the day and party at the coolest hot spots at night, right? Wrong.

While Eliza is desperately trying to hide her baby-sitting job from her superspoiled friends who think she's still just as rich as she used to be, Mara's getting awfully cozy with the kids' extremely attractive older brother, Ryan. And Jacqui is heartbroken when she discovers that the love of her life may have been nothing more than a spring fling.

If the girls can manage au pair duties — all the while mastering the ins and outs of the Hamptons' social scene — it might just turn out to be the most incredible summer of their lives. But to do it they'll have to stick together. And that's where things definitely get sticky.

Review:

"Lurking just below the surface of de la Cruz's (Cat's Meow) over-the-top fantasy of high life in the Hamptons is a trio of fairly ordinary teen romances. Anna and Kevin Perry (whose power-elite mores and conspicuous consumption recall many Nanny Diaries parents) hire three very different girls as summer au pairs. Former Park Avenue princess Eliza (recently dethroned and exiled to Buffalo, due to her father's financial shenanigans) wants nothing more than to claw her way back to the top of the social heap — until a romance with dreamy gardener Jeremy causes her to reexamine her values. Mara likes the lavish pay, which she banks for college tuition, plus she finds herself enjoying the vacation from her lunkish boyfriend — and only Mara is even slightly surprised when her friendship with the eldest Perry son turns into something more. Brazilian bombshell Jacqui has come to the Hamptons in search of Luca, the American with whom she had a memorable fling back in So Paolo, who seems the only male in the world to appreciate her mind more than her stunning looks. A flurry of name-dropping, shopping sprees, gala parties and binge drinking may not be enough to distract from the predictability of each plot line, nor to lure readers to further adventures (the stage is set for a sequel when the au pairs are invited back for Christmas in Palm Beach). A beach read without a doubt. Ages 14-up. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

The author of "Cat's Meow" introduces three au pairs for one of New York's "better" Upper East Side families, and their adventures in the Hamptons, where they'll brave bratty kids, deal with bitchy bosses, and handle some very hot bad boys.

About the Author

Melissa de la Cruz is the author of the novel Cat's Meow and the co-author of How to Become Famous in Two Weeks or Less. Her work has been translated into several languages. She writes regularly for Marie Claire, Gotham, Hamptons, and Lifetime magazines and has contributed to the New York Times, Glamour, Allure, and McSweeney's. She recently moved from New York City and now lives in Los Angeles with her husband. She has never dared use her cell phone on the Hampton Jitney. This is not her dog.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689870668
Author:
Delacruz, Melissa
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Author:
de La Cruz, Melissa
Author:
Stone, Tony
Author:
Cruz, Melissa de La
Location:
New York
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Friendship
Subject:
Social Situations - Dating & Sex
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Wealth
Subject:
Au pairs
Subject:
Hamptons
Subject:
Situations / Dating & Sex
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Social Issues - Dating & Sex
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Friendship
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Au Pairs, The
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
June 2004
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Young adult
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 16.1 oz
Age Level:
12-17

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Lurking just below the surface of de la Cruz's (Cat's Meow) over-the-top fantasy of high life in the Hamptons is a trio of fairly ordinary teen romances. Anna and Kevin Perry (whose power-elite mores and conspicuous consumption recall many Nanny Diaries parents) hire three very different girls as summer au pairs. Former Park Avenue princess Eliza (recently dethroned and exiled to Buffalo, due to her father's financial shenanigans) wants nothing more than to claw her way back to the top of the social heap — until a romance with dreamy gardener Jeremy causes her to reexamine her values. Mara likes the lavish pay, which she banks for college tuition, plus she finds herself enjoying the vacation from her lunkish boyfriend — and only Mara is even slightly surprised when her friendship with the eldest Perry son turns into something more. Brazilian bombshell Jacqui has come to the Hamptons in search of Luca, the American with whom she had a memorable fling back in So Paolo, who seems the only male in the world to appreciate her mind more than her stunning looks. A flurry of name-dropping, shopping sprees, gala parties and binge drinking may not be enough to distract from the predictability of each plot line, nor to lure readers to further adventures (the stage is set for a sequel when the au pairs are invited back for Christmas in Palm Beach). A beach read without a doubt. Ages 14-up. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , The author of "Cat's Meow" introduces three au pairs for one of New York's "better" Upper East Side families, and their adventures in the Hamptons, where they'll brave bratty kids, deal with bitchy bosses, and handle some very hot bad boys.
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