Wednesday, March 16, 2011

How to Ruin a Summer Vacation by Simone Elkeles

Amy Nelson is having a bad day. Not only has she just met her real father for the first time, but she has just been informed that she is spending her summer vacation with him in Israel meeting a family she has never known! OMG! Though Amy has some heavy issues to deal with, Elkeles gives the story a light, romantic feel, like a pleasant summer read. As Amy reluctantly goes off to Israel with her father, readers will notice how her experiences there enable her character to grow and mature by the end of the story. 

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