Going to Israel with her estranged father is the last thing Amy wants to do this summer. A spoiled American teenager with an attitude that matches her killer Jimmy Choo slides, she''s got a serious grudge against her dad, a.k.a Sperm Donor, for showing up so rarely in her life. Now he''s dragging her to a war zone to meet a family she''s never ...
Going to Israel with her estranged father is the last thing Amy wants to do this summer. A spoiled American teenager with an attitude that matches her killer Jimmy Choo slides, she''s got a serious grudge against her dad, a.k.a Sperm Donor, for showing up so rarely in her life. Now he''s dragging her to a war zone to meet a family she''s never known, including her ill grandmother who''s the only source of comfort in this strange land. Sharing a room with her unfriendly cousin, igniting a brawl at the local disco, and having her Ferragamo sandal stolen by a mutt . . . one hilarious humiliation after another tests Amy''s ???erce spirit. Finding her place in a foreign culture isn''t easy, but as Amy learns to shed her tough-girl persona, she discovers that making friends, falling in love, and connecting with her family and heritage isn''t impossible after all.
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Publishers Weekly, 2007-07-09 After How to Ruin a Summer Vacation brought 16-year-old Amy to Israel with her estranged father, How to Ruin My Teenage Life by Simone Elkeles finds the teen back in Chicago, living with her dad. It looks like another boring year until Amy signs her dad up for an online dating service, her mom gets pregnant, her dog impregnates her grumpy neighbor's prize poodle and Amy finds herself falling for a new boy. (Flux, $8.95 paper 280p ages 9-12 ISBN 978-0-7387-1019-8; June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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