By Abby McDonald
Can a boy-hungry Jersey lady continue to exist the wilds of Canada together with her eco-identity intact? A witty new YA novel from the writer of SOPHOMORE SWITCH.
Jenna may well hail from the ’burbs of latest Jersey, yet eco-friendly youngster activism is her existence. So while her mother indicates they spend the summer season at Grandma’s Florida residence, Jenna pleads in its place to go to her hippie godmother, Susie, up in rural Canada. Jenna is psyched on the likelihood to commune with this nature she’s heard approximately — and the lovable, plaidwearing boys she’s sure needs to roam there. yet after a couple of run-ins with neighborhood natural world (from a larger-than-life moose to Susie’s sullen Goth stepdaughter to a scorching yet adverse boy named Reeve), Jenna will get the concept her long-held beliefs, like vegetarianism and conservation, don’t play so good with this inhabitants of genuine outdoorsmen. A dusty survival consultant deals Jenna a laugh tips about navigating the desolate tract — yet can she discover ways to navigate the turns of her heart?
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Adam will bring your bags in when he gets back — don’t worry. ” Susie’s expression becomes kind of apprehensive. “Which means you’ll be doubling up in Fiona’s room for now. Just until we get another bedroom finished,” she adds quickly. I nod again, admittedly with less enthusiasm. ” Susie beams at me again. ” I swallow. “Me too — missed you, I mean. And I want to say thanks for this, letting me stay. I won’t be any trouble, I promise,” I swear. Given the choice between Grandma’s luxury condo and this construction site, I’d still choose Stillwater.
I use a singsong voice, happy to change the subject. “You wanna kiiisss him. ” Cash (as in the late great country singer, not the capitalist tool of ownership) is the handsome dreadlocked boy who came to her rescue last month. We were handing out leaflets at the mall when this burly middle-aged man started arguing with Livvy — towering over her and ranting about natural progress and human achievement through landfill sites and pollution. Just when things were getting kind of scary, Cash stepped in, making the man back off and Livvy practically swoon at his feet.
It’s obvious I’m not going to win this one with logic and sense, so I decide to try a new tactic. “It’s OK — you don’t have to sign now,” I coo. “I mean, we’ve got two whole weeks of classes before summer vacation. We can talk through all the issues together, in tons more detail. I could even ask Mrs. ” I beam as though I’m just thrilled by the thought of describing every detail of our cause. “I’m sure I’ll convince you. ” He practically snatches the pen out of my hand to sign. ” I grin, taking back the clipboard to check my progress.