Waiting On…Summer On The Short Bus by Bethany Crandell

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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
Find It On Goodreads

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.

7 responses to “Waiting On…Summer On The Short Bus by Bethany Crandell”

  1. I can’t wait for this one! It sounds like it will broach an entirely different subject in YA and I am so looking forward to it. And the cover is so quirky.

    Great choice Jen!
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  2. Kai A. says:

    I’ve seen this on Goodreads while I was adding 2014 books I want to read, and this one just called out to me. I’ve always loved books set during the Summer. I’ve never attended any summer camps too but this sounds like a heart warming, good read. Great pick!

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  3. Leydy says:

    Sounds interesting and love the cover.

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  4. Summer on the Short Bus looks really good! I am also ready for Summer. I’m much further south than you, but this is our coldest winter in years and I’m ready for it to be over. Sorry it’s so much colder for you!
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  5. I absolutely love the cover of this one. It just screams summer with that beautiful, bright yellow, doesn’t it? I don’t think this one would be for me, but I’m going to keep an eye on upcoming reviews, which might change my mind. I hope you enjoy it when it releases, Jen!
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  6. Olena P says:

    This sounds like it will be a cute and fun read. Good pick! 🙂
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  7. I hadn’t heard of this book…it sounds cute! Thanks for putting it on my radar.
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