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How to Ruin a Summer Vacation : The How to Ruin Series : Book 1 - Simone Elkeles

How to Ruin a Summer Vacation

The How to Ruin Series : Book 1

Paperback

Published: 8th October 2006
For Ages: 12+ years old
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YALSA 2007 Teens' Top Ten

"A breezy read." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Fresh, fun and fabulous Guaranteed NOT to ruin your summer vacation " --Mari Mancusi, author of Boys that Bite

How To Ruin a Summer Vacation

Moshav? What's a moshav? Is it "shopping mall" in Hebrew? I mean, from what Jessica was telling me, Israeli stores have the latest fashions from Europe. That black dress Jessica has is really awesome. I know I'd be selling out if I go with the Sperm Donor to a mall, but I keep thinking about all the great stuff I could bring back home.

Unfortunately for 16-year-old Amy Nelson, "moshav" is not Hebrew for "shopping mall." Not even close. Think goats, not Gucci.

Going to Israel with her estranged Israeli father is the last thing Amy wants to do this summer. She's got a serious grudge against her dad, a.k.a. "Sperm Donor," for showing up so rarely in her life. Now he's dragging her to a war zone to meet a family she's never known, where she'll probably be drafted into the army. At the very least, she'll be stuck in a house with no AC and only one bathroom for seven people all summer--no best friend, no boyfriend, no shopping, no cell phone...

Goodbye pride--hello Israel.

"Funny, sharp dialogue keeps the teen conversations fresh and true to life."

ISBN: 9780738709611
ISBN-10: 0738709611
Audience: General
For Ages: 12+ years old
For Grades: 7+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 8th October 2006
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.3  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.25

Simone Elkeles

Simone Elkeles is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of novels for teens. Simone’s books have won many awards including being YALSA Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, being named to the YALSA Popular Paperbacks and Teens Top Ten lists, and added to the Illinois “Read for a Lifetime” Reading List. Simone also won the coveted RITA award from the Romance Writers of America for her book Perfect Chemistry. Simone is especially proud of the fact that the Illinois Association of Teachers of English named her Author of the Year. You can learn more about Simone’s awards by clicking on each of the book titles below.

Simone was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, where she still lives today. Simone went to the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and received her Bachelor’s of Science there in Psychology in 1992. She continued her education at Loyola University-Chicago where she received her Master’s of Science degree in Industrial Relations while working for a manufacturing company creating diversity programs for their employees.

She loves animals (she has two dogs – a labradoodle and a German Shepherd), kids (she also has two of those) and her family. In her spare time she’s the Hockey Mom for her kids hockey teams and is an active Girl Scout leader specially trained in outdoor education. She also spends time mentoring other teen and adult authors. (She also loves sushi, which you can probably tell by reading her books.) Simone writes about teens because she was a teen in the 80’s (when spiked hair and blue eye shadow were “rad”) and she loves writing about those exciting teen relationships and romances.

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