My Almost Epic Summer

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Penguin, May 1, 2008 - Young Adult 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  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The clear, but occasionally unrealistic teenage voice of Irene Morse, a spunky, intelligent and sometimes melodramatic heroine, recounts the summer leading into her freshman year. Just fired from her ... Read full review


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