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This week I’m waiting on…
Title Summer On The Short Bus
Author Bethany Crandell
Pages 272 Pages
Genre Young Adult, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction
Publisher Running Press Kids
To Be Published April 1st, 2014
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Spoiled, Versace-clad Cricket Montgomery has seventeen years of pampering under her belt. So when her father decides to ship her off to a summer camp for disabled teens to help her learn some accountability, Cricket resigns herself to three weeks of handicapped hell.
Her sentence takes a bearable turn as she discovers the humor and likeability of the campers and grows close to fellow counselors. Now, if she can just convince a certain Zac Efron look-alike with amazing blue eyes that she finally realizes there’s life after Gucci, this summer could turn out to be the best she’s ever had.
I don’t know about anyone else, but as Ontario continues to experience one of its worst winters in recent memory and I prepare for the temperature to dip below -32ºC tomorrow, I find it helps to cast my mind ahead to happier (see: warmer) times. Ah, summer. A time of sunscreen, popsicles and flip flops. And while I may have a long while yet to wait for the temperature to rise above freezing, thankfully there’s only a little more than two months until the publication of Bethany Crandell’s debut, Summer On The Short Bus. Recently listed as one of the Top Ten 2014 Debuts I’m Excited For, I can hardly wait until this book is in my hands! Although I never attended one myself, I love reading stories set at summer camps, and I can’t wait to see what Cricket will glean from her experiences there. It sounds like this novel has all the makings of a very charming, and very rewarding, tale.