Friday, December 12, 2014

Book Talk: SUMMER ON THE SHORT BUS by Bethany Crandell & Giveaway

My book talks are coming at you from a librarian, not a reviewer. You won't find me talking about style or craft, why I think this could've been better or what worked or didn't work. I only do book talks on books I liked and want other people to know about. So if it's here I probably think it won't injure your brain if you read it.

Cricket's version of roughing it would be wearing last season's Prada. So when her father decides an attitude adjustment is in order and ships her off to be a counselor at a summer camp for disabled kids, she's way outside her comfort zone. Also cell reception zone. With no private river or personal pilot to come rescue her, Cricket's stuck.

Stuck doesn't seem quite so bad when she finds out one of the male counselors could be a stand-in for Zac Efron, but he's going to have to look past her shiny exterior - not to mention some majorly insulting things she's said by accident. Pretty soon just pretending to like her campers to get on his good side morphs into actually liking them, and Cricket discovers that living in a world where what you look like on the outside isn't the final judgement call is actually... kind of awesome.

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7 comments:

kerrimaniscalco.com said...

i absolutely cannot get enough of Bethany's writing!

Anita Grace Howard said...

Meeps! I love this book and this author! Another great post, Mindy. :)

Mary Frame said...

Love this book and this writer!! <3 <3

precylarkins said...

I adored this book! Such a fun read! And what's more, I love its author. Bethany rocks!!

Jolene Wilson said...

Such a great book! Every teen should read. Adults too! Great lessons in this book.

HeatherCRaglin said...

Sounds like a great story! Thank you.

Greg Richards said...

Sounds great