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Cruel Summer

Alyson Noël

St. Martin's Griffin

“This was supposed to be my best summer yet, the one I’ve been working toward since practically forever.  Now I’m being banished from everything I know and love, and it just doesn’t make any sense.”

Having recently discarded her dorky image--and the best friend that went with it--Colby Cavendish is looking forward to a long hot season of parties, beach BBQ’s, and hopefully, more hook-ups with Levi Bonham, the hottest guy in school. But her world comes crashing down when her parents send her away to spend the summer in Greece with her crazy aunt Tally.

Stranded on a boring island with no malls, no cell phone reception, and an aunt who talks to her plants, Colby worries that her new friends have forgotten all about her. But when she meets Yannis, a cute Greek local, everything changes.  She experiences something deeper and more intense than a summer fling, and it forces her to see herself, and the life she left behind, in a whole new way.


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CRUEL SUMMER
by
Alyson Noël
June 13Dear Aunt Tally,
When I asked my mom for your e-mail address, she just laughed and told me you didn’t have one. But I know she’s just joking—right?
I mean, it’s not like you have to have a computer or anything, since I’m planning on bringing my laptop anyway, I just need to make sure you have wi-fi, high speed, broadband, or whatever they call it where you live, since it’s really important for me to stay connected, because, well, I just started hanging with this new group of friends and
Anyway, so my mom
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Praise for Cruel Summer

"Alyson Noël truly captures what it's like to be a teenager struggling to find herself." --Portrait Magazine
 
“Noël writes a smart and compelling story about life, love and loss that you won't be able to put down.” --Cara Lockwood, author of Wuthering High
 
"Noël writes with a bit more humor and authenticity than some of her contemporaries." --Booklist

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Alyson Noël

  • Alyson Noël is the author of Saving Zoë and Art Geeks and Prom Queens.  She lives in Laguna Beach, California, where she is working on her next book.  Visit her on the web at www.alysonnoel.com.

  • Alyson Noël
    Alyson Noël
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