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Cruel Summer

Cruel Summer

A Novel

Alyson Noël

St. Martin's Griffin

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"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, in Alyson Noël 's Cruel Summer.

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CRUEL SUMMER
by
Alyson Noël

June 13
Dear 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...

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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 #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of Faking 19, Art Geeks and Prom Queens, Laguna Cove, Fly Me to the Moon, Kiss & Blog, Saving Zoë, Cruel Summer, and the Immortals series including Evermore, Blue Moon, Shadowland, Dark Flame, and Night Star, as well as the Immortals spin-off series beginning with Radiance. With over 2 million copies in print in the US alone, her books have been published in 35 countries and have won awards including the National Reader's Choice Award, NYLA Book of Winter Award, NYPL Stuff for the Teenage, TeenReads Best Books of 2007, and Reviewer's Choice 2007 Top Ten, and have been chosen for the CBS Early Show's "Give the Gift of Reading" segment, and selected for Seventeen Magazine's "Hot List" and Beach Book Club Pick. She lives in Laguna Beach, California.

Alyson Noël

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