My Almost Epic Summer

My Almost Epic Summer : Splashproof Beach Read! 100% Waterproof Cover

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IreneÂs got big dreamsÂsomeday sheÂs going to own an exclusive salon in L.A. ItÂs a good thing she has dreams, since her reality is a nightmare. SheÂs just been fired from her momÂs beauty salon for her tear-jerking shampooing technique and is forced to take the only other job she can findÂbabysitting. Now sheÂs 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 mindbogglingly 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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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 170 pages
  • 109.22 x 175.26 x 15.24mm | 158.76g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0142408603
  • 9780142408605

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313 ratings
3.27 out of 5 stars
5 13% (40)
4 26% (81)
3 41% (129)
2 17% (52)
1 4% (11)

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Irene has a dream--to one day open a beauty salon specializing in the hairstyles of famous book heroines. You know, Great Women in Literature, like Franny Glass, Shug Avery, Janie from Their Eyes Were Watching God. The only problem is, she\'s just been fired from her own mother\'s hair salon. Fired. By her own mother. Clearly, this hairstyling business is going to need a bit of work. But her mother and Judith Prior, owner of a secondhand shop a few doors down from her mom\'s shop, approach her with a proposition for a summer job-- Judith will pay Irene to babysit her two children, Lainie and Evan, for the summer. Suddenly Irene\'s plans of drawing more hairstyles in her Heroine Heads notebook, of sunning herself on the beach, are thrown out the window in return for watching two kids. She\'s relegated herself to a boring summer when she meets Starla, a new lifeguard at Larkin\'s Pond, and suddenly Irene\'s days are looking up. Starla is everything that Irene is not--beautiful, outspoken, brazen, and obsessed with boys. As Starla appears to take Irene under her wings, other things begin to fall by the wayside--like Irene\'s responsibility towards Lainie and Evan, her good sense, and her easygoing nature. MY ALMOST EPIC SUMMER is a quick, entertaining read that will have you both laughing and cringing at the situations Irene finds herself in. Although not as emotionally involved as most of Ms. Griffin\'s previous releases, this is a great book for summer reading!show more
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