My Almost Epic Summer

My Almost Epic Summer

by Adele Griffin

NOOK Book(eBook)

$7.99
View All Available Formats & Editions

Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
WANT A NOOK?  Explore Now

Overview

Irene’s got big dreams—someday she’s going to own an exclusive salon in L.A. It’s a good thing she has dreams, since her reality is harsh.  She’s just been fired from her mom’s beauty salon for her tear-jerking shampooing technique, and is forced to take the only other job she can find—babysitting.  Now she’s 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 mind-bogglingly 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101098530
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 05/01/2008
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
File size: 274 KB
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Adele Griffin is the acclaimed author of many books for young readers, including Sons of Liberty and Where I Want to Be, both National Book Award finalists. She is also the author of All You Never Wanted, Tighter, Picture the Dead, The Julian Game, and the Witch Twins and Vampire Island middle-grade series. Adele lives with her husband and children in Brooklyn, New York.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

My Almost Epic Summer 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
BOOKloverSMILES More than 1 year ago
I thought it was going to be a lot...and I mean A LOT better. Don't get me wrong it kept my attention but I would'nt buy it.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
brittxx012 More than 1 year ago
this book is a really great book! i had to read it for accelerated reading at my school , and i got this book from my school library. i started reading it, and i would set a goal to read so-and so pages each night, and i would read over those pages. i just started reading, and kept going ! i would definitely reccomend this book to friends !
cggummybear More than 1 year ago
This is funny! The author of this book has the same last name as me, griffin!! How cool is that! I'm hoping to read all of her books!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i luv this book altho it didnt turn out who i expected it to. i luved it so much and i luved how much iren was down to earth and loved to read just like me! well it rocked
Guest More than 1 year ago
i loved this book. it's totally a great summer read! it was just a really entertaining book, and a fast, quick read. loves it
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is FUN to read in the sun! I'm reading the book right now,outside near the pool in my backyard,plus it's splashproof which I like. My favorite character is,of course, Irene because she's a everyday teen that wants everything in a epic summer. Starla is perfect being the mean, bratty, girl in this book. I hope that some teens will enjoy reading My Almost Epic Summer near a pool or at a beach as much as I do.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am in the middle of this book, and I would recommend it. Starla is such a brat though!