By Abby McDonald
Can a boy-hungry Jersey lady live on the wilds of Canada together with her eco-identity intact? A witty new YA novel from the writer of SOPHOMORE SWITCH.
Jenna may perhaps hail from the ’burbs of recent Jersey, yet eco-friendly youngster activism is her lifestyles. So whilst her mother indicates they spend the summer season at Grandma’s Florida condominium, Jenna pleads as an alternative to go to her hippie godmother, Susie, up in rural Canada. Jenna is psyched on the probability to commune with this nature she’s heard approximately — and the lovable, plaidwearing boys she’s convinced needs to roam there. yet after a number of run-ins with neighborhood natural world (from a larger-than-life moose to Susie’s sullen Goth stepdaughter to a scorching yet adverse boy named Reeve), Jenna will get the concept her long-held beliefs, like vegetarianism and conservation, don’t play so good with this inhabitants of genuine outdoorsmen. A dusty survival consultant bargains Jenna fun pointers on navigating the desolate tract — yet can she discover ways to navigate the turns of her heart?
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So, are you going to college, or . . ” I trail off, wondering if I’ve made a mistake. They drum it into us so often at school, it’s easy to forget that not everyone goes to college, especially not out in these small towns. ” Reeve speaks at last. He’s stacked the wood and is carefully building a fire now, laying branches in a crisscross pattern and pushing twigs and dead leaves into the gaps. As I look closer, I see cuts and bruises all over his knees. ” I point at his legs. ” He looks down at the scars proudly.
I stare at Olivia, wide-eyed, as a light appears on the horizon, a choir of angels sound, and the grim specter of becoming Hunter Creek Retirement Community’s reigning bridge champion melts blissfully away. In other words, I’m saved. “And the mountains are a kind of purple-gray. ” I press my forehead against the cool glass, gazing in awe at the towering scenery. It’s only two weeks later, and I’m squished at the back of a Greyhound bus winding its way through the Rocky Mountains. My parents meant business when it came to our summer plans: just two days after school let out, Mom packed her car full of suitcases and hit the road to Florida, while Dad took a cab to the airport — both of them swearing that this was nothing but a summer change.
I don’t know,” she pretends to muse. ” Now it’s my turn to blush. ” She laughs, reaching over with one hand to grab her purse and rummage for the bag of jelly beans she always carries. “No, but seriously, we’ll find someone for you tonight. ” I take a handful of candies and divide them up by color on my palm. ” Livvy is still flushed by thoughts of Cash. “I’ll settle for a normal, boring date,” I tell her wryly. She makes a face as we stop at a traffic light. “That only works if you actually let them ask you out.
Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots by Abby McDonald
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