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Summer Replacement
by Ann Herrick   

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Young Adult/Teen

Publisher:  Hard Shell Word Factory ISBN-10:  0759941688 Type: 
Pages: 

188

Copyright:  Feb 2004
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As a favor, Cathy eagerly agrees to pretend she is Dan's girlfriend for the summer when their families vacation at the same beach. With a background of sun, surf and sand, they develop a friendship that is on the verge of turning romantic, when who should arrive but Lisa Kendall, Dan's old girlfriend! In three days, Lisa ruins Cathy's relationship with Dan. In retaliation, Cathy feigns interest in Steve, Lisa's handsome older brother. But soon enough Cathy learns that a fake romance can get out of hand and pretending about her feelings leads to complications she never imagined.

"I'VE GOT NEWS for you, Cathy Price." Mom shook a finger at me. "We're spending the summer in Chatfield, and that's final." She tossed the tomatoes she'd been slicing into the lettuce. "It's a wonderful opportunity to get away from it all. Your brother is thrilled with the idea." "Jason," I replied, "is only seven years old. He's easily thrilled." I didn't mention that Dan Stedman had finally given me a ride home on the last day of school, after I'd been sending him telepathic messages for weeks, or that after making that much progress, I didn't want to lose any ground over the summer. Dad walked into the kitchen and snitched piece of tomato from the salad. "Hi, Dad. Mom and I have just been talking." I slipped my arm through Dad's, ignoring the sidelong glance from Mom. "I have so many projects that I should really be working on this summer. Couldn't I just stay with Samantha? Or I could even stay right here and watch the house. That way I could feed Ralph." Ralph was our big, orange, affectionate but persnickety cat. "Certainly not!" Dad sounded positively horrified. "You're only fifteen!" "Almost sixteen," I reminded him. Sixteen sounded so much older than fifteen. Dad wasn't the only one I wanted to impress with how mature I was. I felt I needed every ounce of sophistication I could muster if I was going to get anywhere with Dan. After all, he had turned seventeen in May and would be a senior in the fall, not to mention editor of Scattered Leaves, our school newspaper. Even though I would be finally making it to upperclassdom as a junior, it was still embarrassing that I would not turn sixteen until October. Plus, my only claim to fame so far was being a third-string reporter on the school paper. I considered myself lucky when Dan assigned me to interview the new school nurse.        

Excerpt
...It didn't take long to find the store. A faded, peeling sign hung over the door of a skinny orange building with a pay phone next to the front steps. A gaggle of girls about ten years old was gathered around the phone. One girl giggled into the receiver. I checked my reflection in the glass of the phone booth. I wanted to look nice, just in case I spotted any good-looking boys. So far I hadn't seen any likely candidates, but I was going to keep my eyes wide open for possibilities.
Inside the store, narrow aisles were crowded with everything from beach balls and suntan lotion to potato chips and canned asparagus. I looked around for a cooler. I was desperate for a cold soda.
I noticed someone at the rear of the store stacking cereal boxes on a shelf. As I approached him I saw that, from the back, with his tall, broad-shouldered build and curly brown hair, he looked kind of like Dan Stedman.
"Excuse me." I cleared my throat. It was nice to have a ready-made excuse for talking to him. Maybe I could even find out his name. I tried out a flirtatious smile. "Do you have any cold soda?"
"In that far corner." The voice was familiar. The boy turned around as he pointed. He smiled broadly. "Well! Hi, Cathy."
My smile faded. A sea of red washed over my face.
It was Dan Stedman.


Professional Reviews

Reviewed by Joyce, Love Romances
Author Ann Herrick certainly knows her audience! The story line, characters, dialogue and even the setting will all appeal to the young adult reader. Written in the first person, readers will experience Cathy’s thoughts and feelings, as well as her hopes and fears…


Set in a beach town, amid sun and sand, readers will connect with the summer romance plot… There are also some truly humorous moments... Cathy’s eagerness and awkwardness leap off the pages to touch readers’ hearts, or bring a grin or two.


Summer Replacement is a great book in any season!




Sara Sawyer,The Romance Studio
"Ms. Herrick captured angst, laughter, and the trials of teenage life…A sweet and funny book…"


Overall rating: 4 Hearts


Sara Sawyer,The Romance Studio


http://theromancestudio.com




Reviewed by Sarah, Fallen Angelreviews
Summer Replacement is a great teen love story…lots of angst, lots of funny moments, some steamy kisses, and a great heroine. Ann Herrick does a wonderful job of portraying Cathy's teenage crush, making it seem very realistic. …Summer Replacement is a sunny romance fit for the beach and will make you want to remember your own first crush.


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Reader Reviews for "Summer Replacement"

Reviewed by m j hollingshead 7/16/2004
From the opening lines as Cathy tries to convince her mother that staying home would be a good idea Cathy is a very likeable, typical teen. She laughs at herself, exhibits the same uncertainties and self-deprecations as are found in most teens and is completely believable. Writer Herrick subtly guides the young reader into realizing that fretting over hair, and boyfriends, and fitting in are natural, to be expected and are all a part of growing up. Cathy, as are most fifteen-year-olds, is a delight.

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