My Almost Epic Summer

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Penguin, May 1, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 176 pages
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Irene’s got big dreams—someday she’s going to own an exclusive salon in L.A. It’s a good thing she has dreams, since her reality is harsh.  She’s just been fired from her mom’s beauty salon for her tear-jerking shampooing technique, and is forced to take the only other job she can find—babysitting.  Now she’s stuck at the beach entertaining kids while everyone else is having a glamorous summer.  Will she ever get a life? Then Irene meets Starla, a mind-bogglingly beautiful lifeguard, whose diva attitude, dangerous obsessions, male admirers, and fiery blog hold enough real-life drama and romance to fill a book.  Suddenly Irene finds that the countdown to real life is over and her fate is in her own hands.

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User Review  - Monica - Goodreads

i feel like this book was one of the influences to me going through that arrogant, self absorbed teenager phase where i hated everything Read full review

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User Review  - Jennah Nifong - Goodreads

This book was amazing. It had the perfect amount of fun and compassion. I would recommend this book to everyone that is a freshman in high school or an eighth grader about to be a freshman. This book ... Read full review


Am Fired
Some Cold Water
Make the Acquaintance of Starla
Two Postings
Longing and Disappointment

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About the author (2008)

ADELE GRIFFIN is the critically acclaimed author of numerous young adult novels, including My Almost Epic Summer, The Other Shepards, and National Book Award Finalists Where I Want to Be and Sons of Liberty. She lives in New York City.

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