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It's the summer before senior year and the alluring Angel is ready to have fun. She's not like her best friend, Inggy, who has a steady boyfriend, good grades, and college plans. Angel isn't sure what she wants to do yet, but she has confidence and experience beyond her years. Still, her summer doesn't start out as planned. Her good friend Joey doesn't want to fool around anymore, he wants to be her boyfriend, while Angel doesn't want to be tied down. As Joey pulls away, and Inggy tours colleges, Angel finds herself  spending more time with Inggy's boyfriend, Cork. With its cast of vivid and memorable characters, this tale from the Jersey shore is sure to make some waves.

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"Bauman (Rosie and Skate) returns to the Jersey shore for her second YA novel, an acutely intimate portrait of a girl's efforts to better understand herself and her relationships. The summer before her senior year, Angel Cassonetti is enjoying her freedom. Her family owns three houses on the shore, two of which they rent out to the tourist 'bennies' who swarm the area every summer. Angel spends her days hanging out with friends and her half-siblings and working at her father's marina gas station. Nights, she bikes over to her ex Joey's window, trying to get back with him after she's rebuffed him one too many times. While her best friend Inggy goes on college tours, Angel, whose sexual self-confidence contrasts with her insecurity about her future, has a steamy fling with Inggy's boyfriend, Cork. 'It won't count,' she tells him after they have sex for the first time, during a boating trip. 'I want it to count,' he replies. One can almost smell salt and sunscreen in the air in this soulful and insightful coming-of-age story. Ages 14 — up. Agent: Tina Bennett, Janklow & Nesbit." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

BETH ANN BAUMAN is the author of Beautiful Girls, a short story collection for adults, Rosie and Skate, and is the recipient of a New York Foundaton for the Arts Fellowship. Growing up, she spent summers on the Jersey shore. She lives in New York City.

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MelissaD, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by MelissaD)
Even though that time is well behind me, I will never forget what it felt like to be seventeen: the reckless mistakes, the uncertainty, the excitement, the regret. Beth Ann Bauman remembers these feeling too, because I've never read a more honest, painful, exhilarating portrayal of seventeen than Angel Cassonetti, the Jersey Angel of Bauman's amazing novel. Jersey Angel is so far beyond the Young Adult genre it's being marketed in, not just in its frankness and sexual situations, but in its emotional range and its plot. I literally couldn't put it down, and got very little sleep the night I started reading it. Even now, weeks later, Angel haunts me a little bit.
I loved this novel-- the best I read in 2012-- and hope it reaches an audience far beyond teen readers.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385740203
Author:
Bauman, Beth Ann
Publisher:
Wendy Lamb Books
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.49 x 5.89 x 0.8 in 0.705 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Bauman (Rosie and Skate) returns to the Jersey shore for her second YA novel, an acutely intimate portrait of a girl's efforts to better understand herself and her relationships. The summer before her senior year, Angel Cassonetti is enjoying her freedom. Her family owns three houses on the shore, two of which they rent out to the tourist 'bennies' who swarm the area every summer. Angel spends her days hanging out with friends and her half-siblings and working at her father's marina gas station. Nights, she bikes over to her ex Joey's window, trying to get back with him after she's rebuffed him one too many times. While her best friend Inggy goes on college tours, Angel, whose sexual self-confidence contrasts with her insecurity about her future, has a steamy fling with Inggy's boyfriend, Cork. 'It won't count,' she tells him after they have sex for the first time, during a boating trip. 'I want it to count,' he replies. One can almost smell salt and sunscreen in the air in this soulful and insightful coming-of-age story. Ages 14 — up. Agent: Tina Bennett, Janklow & Nesbit." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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