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From the creators of GOSSIP GIRL comes a fresh, edgy take on teenage romance. Three interconnected stories explore the different stages of love over the course of one summer on the seashore.

It's summer. It's hot. And it's time to hook up.

Cousins Ella, Beth, and Jamie are at their family's beach house, and they're gearing up for the wildest time of their lives. Sassy Ella is majorly crushing on a cute older boy — who just happens to be her sister's new boyfriend. Meanwhile, practical Beth is surprised when she finds herself falling for her best friend George. And shy, creative Jamie gets her heart broken when her summer love abandons her.

Three girls, too many boys, and some seriously stormy romances...it all adds up to one unforgettable summer.

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"This summer soap opera by the sea centers on a quartet of teens on vacation with their extended family, and the chapters alternate among their points of view. The author hints at the accelerated heartbeats ahead on the first page: as Jamie puts on a necklace that was a gift from Ethan — her love from last summer — readers learn that 'just wearing it made her pulse spike.' Alas, Ethan soon makes it clear that this summer he wants to be just friends. Devastated, Jamie in revenge tries to seduce Ethan's friend Scott but is rebuffed. Meanwhile, Jamie's cousin Ella, who goes through boys 'quicker than a pack of Dentyne Ice (Ella was a chain chewer),' lusts after her sister Kelsi's new boyfriend Peter, who eventually returns the attention. Most wholesome and likable of the lot is another cousin, Beth, who grows increasingly jealous as her best friend George falls for his very first girlfriend. Will Jamie get over Ethan? Will Scott admit his attraction for Jamie? Will Ella steal Peter away from Kelsi? Will Beth let George know how she really feels about him? Those swept up in the melodrama will surely have sufficient incentive to keep turning the pages. The tale occasionally simmers but never quite sizzles and — like many summer romances — is ultimately forgettable. Ages 12-up. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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In this fresh, edgy take on teenage romance, the editors round up five interconnected love stories set during one summer in New York City.

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From the creators of "Gossip Girl" comes a fresh, edgy take on summertime romance. Cousins Ella, Beth, and Jamie are gearing up for the wildest time of their lives, but nothing can prepare them for the crazy ups and downs of love.

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Heartache. Desire. Anticipation. Regret. Agony. Ecstacy. Welcome to the dramatic world of teen romances, where a single kiss can change your life forever. This hip, edgy look at young love--in the style of the popular Gossip Girl books--follows five diff

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Hailey Abbott is the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of the SUMMER BOYS series. She grew up in California but now lives in New York City...but still loves nothing more than writing while on the beach.

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m_a, April 24, 2007 (view all comments by m_a)
Summer Boys is the hottest book around for teenage girls, patiently waiting for summertime. Hailey Abbot brings the novel to life. Everything is hotter at Pebble Beach in Maine during the summer time! And this group of friends goes through it all. Beth, the sporty chick who also is the quiet type and never needs attention, most of the time, never saw herself to find her own summer boy. Boys always thought of Beth as a friend, and she never thought of them as anything else either. But, this summer things change. George happens to be Beth’s best friend. According to Beth, George is geeky-like, tall and scrawny with brown scruffy hair. Since Beth was his best friend, she knew everything about him; he never got much attention from girls. It just so happens to be that it’s not just Beth’s year for a summer love. George hopes that Cara will be his “summer girl.” Again, according to Beth, Cara is perfect. She looks like a model back in the 1950’s for Coca-Cola. Jamie, the emotional one, goes through a terrible broken heart at the beginning of the book. Her summer is all about coping with a broken heart and trying to move on, but it’s not easy when you’re still in love with your ex-boyfriend. In every group of friends, there is the attention craver, and in this group of friends her name is Ella. Ella is the confident one; she sure knows how to make the boys drool over her. Her summer is all about hook-ups, and maybe finally trying to settle with a steady relationship, but of course like always, there are those bumps and bruises. And then there is Kelsi, Ella’s younger sister, but they are nothing alike. Unlike Ella, Kelsi’s summer is about one summer boy, who she happens to date. Her summer love doesn’t last, like most summer loves. It is broken up by a “mysterious” hook-up. Each character lives in Massachusetts, but different parts and summer is where they meet up. Beth, she’s determined to find her summer boy, and she thinks she has one in mind. Jamie’s heart is broken, but she still wants her ex-boyfriend back. It’s hard to cope with a broken heart during the summer. Things heat up when George finds his “summer girl.” George smells jealousy from Beth, and she realizes she might have something more for her best friend. And Kelsi, she too deals with a broken heart, by her sneaky boyfriend. And Ella, is just Ella, getting herself into trouble. But, everything is put back where they belong.
Throughout the book, the intention is to never trust a summer boy. In fact, not only can you not trust summer boys but sometimes, you can’t even trust your own friends or family. Being jealous does you no good and you just have to have fun with your life. Hailey Abbott just wants the characters to have fun, and she makes them as realistic as possible so teenage girls can relate. If you’ve never experienced a summer boy and/or want to, Hailey Abbott makes sure this book answers all of your questions. The idea you get from reading this book is a true statement; girls just want to have fun. You only live once, so you might as well live it to the fullest.
“Beth lined up her bare toes along the edge of the platform and arched her body forward, extending her arms over the still, blue water.” A chlorinated, swimming pool at the YMCA does not compare to the beautiful blue ocean in Maine, and that is something the girls can look forward to. “It’s summer. It’s hot. It’s time to hook up.” It’s funny how three little sentences can sum up the whole novel.
What I love about the book so much is that I can relate to each character whether it is in a big way like getting a heart broken or a little way from an article of clothing. This book just makes me standing on my toes; I can’t wait for summer time. The only flaw that I noticed in my book is that there are too many characters to follow. It confused me at times. Summer Boys is not a book that will be popular in the near future; right now it’s just a FAD. I recommend this book to 8th-10th grade girls, experiencing their first summer love. Hailey Abbott prepares you for the worst, but helps you think for the best.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780439540209
Manufactured:
Scholastic Paperbacks
Publisher:
Scholastic Paperbacks
Author:
(17th St /. Alloy), Hailey Abbott
Author:
Hailey Abbott (17th St / Alloy)
Author:
Scholastic, Paperbacks
Author:
Abbott, Hailey
Author:
Scholastic Paperbacks
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Romance
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Teenagers
Subject:
Summer
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Paper Text
Series:
Summer Boys
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20040631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in
Age Level:
12-17

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This summer soap opera by the sea centers on a quartet of teens on vacation with their extended family, and the chapters alternate among their points of view. The author hints at the accelerated heartbeats ahead on the first page: as Jamie puts on a necklace that was a gift from Ethan — her love from last summer — readers learn that 'just wearing it made her pulse spike.' Alas, Ethan soon makes it clear that this summer he wants to be just friends. Devastated, Jamie in revenge tries to seduce Ethan's friend Scott but is rebuffed. Meanwhile, Jamie's cousin Ella, who goes through boys 'quicker than a pack of Dentyne Ice (Ella was a chain chewer),' lusts after her sister Kelsi's new boyfriend Peter, who eventually returns the attention. Most wholesome and likable of the lot is another cousin, Beth, who grows increasingly jealous as her best friend George falls for his very first girlfriend. Will Jamie get over Ethan? Will Scott admit his attraction for Jamie? Will Ella steal Peter away from Kelsi? Will Beth let George know how she really feels about him? Those swept up in the melodrama will surely have sufficient incentive to keep turning the pages. The tale occasionally simmers but never quite sizzles and — like many summer romances — is ultimately forgettable. Ages 12-up. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , In this fresh, edgy take on teenage romance, the editors round up five interconnected love stories set during one summer in New York City.
"Synopsis" by , From the creators of "Gossip Girl" comes a fresh, edgy take on summertime romance. Cousins Ella, Beth, and Jamie are gearing up for the wildest time of their lives, but nothing can prepare them for the crazy ups and downs of love.
"Synopsis" by , Heartache. Desire. Anticipation. Regret. Agony. Ecstacy. Welcome to the dramatic world of teen romances, where a single kiss can change your life forever. This hip, edgy look at young love--in the style of the popular Gossip Girl books--follows five diff
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