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Arden has a plane ticket to Sardinia to say goodbye to her familys beloved vacation home after her fathers sudden death and her mothers deployment to Iraq as an army nurse. Lonely for her father and petrified for her mothers safety, Arden dreads her trip to the house in Sardinia—the only place that has truly felt like home to her. So when she meets a group of fun, carefree, and careless friends on their summer break, she decides to put off her trip and join them to sample the sights and culinary delights of Europe. Soon they are climbing the Eiffel Tower, taking in the French countryside on a train chugging toward the Alps, and gazing at Michelangelos David in Florence, all the while eating gelato and sipping cappuccino. Arden tries to forget about the danger her mom faces every day, to pretend shes just like the rest of the girls, flirting with cute European guys and worried only about where to party next.

But the house in Sardinia beckons and she has to make a choice. Is Arden ready to jump off the high dive?

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Synopsis:

Arden has a plane ticket to Sardinia to say goodbye to her familys beloved vacation home after her fathers sudden death and her mothers deployment to Iraq as an army nurse. Lonely for her father and petrified for her mothers safety, Arden dreads her trip to the house in Sardiniathe only place that has truly felt like home to her. So when she meets a group of fun, carefree, and careless friends on their summer break, she decides to put off her trip and join them to sample the sights and culinary delights of Europe. Soon they are climbing the Eiffel Tower, taking in the French countryside on a train chugging toward the Alps, and gazing at Michelangelos David in Florence, all the while eating gelato and sipping cappuccino. Arden tries to forget about the danger her mom faces every day, to pretend shes just like the rest of the girls, flirting with cute European guys and worried only about where to party next.

But the house in Sardinia beckons and she has to make a choice. Is Arden ready to jump off the high dive?

From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Tammar Stein lives with her husband in San Antonio, TX.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375930249
Publisher:
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Subject:
People & Places - Europe
Author:
Stein, Tammar
Subject:
Loss (psychology)
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Library binding
Publication Date:
20080610
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.25x5.94x.80 in. .68 lbs.
Age Level:
from 12

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Product details 208 pages Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - English 9780375930249 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Arden has a plane ticket to Sardinia to say goodbye to her familys beloved vacation home after her fathers sudden death and her mothers deployment to Iraq as an army nurse. Lonely for her father and petrified for her mothers safety, Arden dreads her trip to the house in Sardiniathe only place that has truly felt like home to her. So when she meets a group of fun, carefree, and careless friends on their summer break, she decides to put off her trip and join them to sample the sights and culinary delights of Europe. Soon they are climbing the Eiffel Tower, taking in the French countryside on a train chugging toward the Alps, and gazing at Michelangelos David in Florence, all the while eating gelato and sipping cappuccino. Arden tries to forget about the danger her mom faces every day, to pretend shes just like the rest of the girls, flirting with cute European guys and worried only about where to party next.

But the house in Sardinia beckons and she has to make a choice. Is Arden ready to jump off the high dive?

From the Hardcover edition.

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