Synopses & Reviews
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.
Angel Cassonetti knows that adventure awaits her on the Jersey Shore. As the long summer nights pass and Angel's senior year approaches, things begin to change. Her sometime-boyfriend is ready to get serious, while Angel wants to stay open to possibilities. Her best friend, Inggy, who has it all--looks, a steady boyfriend, and college prospects--disappears on college tours, leaving Angel to wonder where her own life will lead after high school. At loose ends, Angel finds herself getting closer to Inggy's boyfriend, Cork. Much closer. But it won't count.
About the Author
BETH ANN BAUMAN is the author of Beautiful Girls, a short story collection for adults; and Rosie and Skate, which was a New York Times Editors' Choice and a Booklist Editors' Choice, as well as a Booklist Top 10 for Youth in two categories. She lives in New York City but will always be a Jersey girl at heart. Visit her at BethAnnBauman.com.