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Making Waves (Ocean City/Making Waves #1)

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Recent high school grad Kate Quinn had the perfect summer planned -- a prestigious internship at the Safe Seas Marine Conservation complete with prime beachside accommodations. It seemed the perfect setting to clear her head and prepare for the future while letting go of her past. But when her best friend Chelsea joins her at the last minute, Kate's plans for a quiet summe ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 1st 2001 by Alloybooks (first published July 1993)
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Katherine Applegate, Making Waves (17th Street Press, 1993)

I'm almost embarrassed to admit that I read this-- fifteen-year-old girly teen fiction? It's like picking up old Sweet Valley High books and reviewing them. Worse, this is (as of this moment) an eleven-book series (I had thought it four), which means I've probably locked myself in for at least a year and a half, because yes, I'm going to see this bad boy through all the way to the end. Why? Because as silly and stupid as it is, I certain
Aug 13, 2015 Kate rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay, yes, this series has aged quite a bit since I was a teen, but I'm honestly surprised by how the characters and dialogue have held up. For 1990s YA, the Ocean City series (which I think has been renamed Making Waves?) dealt with some pretty heavy issues.

Kate is a golden girl (and totally the reason I switched from Katie to Kate when I started college), smart and motivated. But she's steal dealing with her sister's suicide, which is explored more in other books.

Justin is a high school dropo
Mar 29, 2014 Deanna rated it really liked it
I bought this series book by book with this first one being one of my favorites as you get to meet the characters. After I finished the fifth one I went back to buy the next book because #5 ended with SUCH A CLIFFHANGER and then found out this publisher wasn't printing anymore of the books. It wasn't until many years later that I found the original series printed under a different name (Ocean City) that I was able to purchase the rest and finish them. I had a lot of fun reading these when I was ...more
Feb 09, 2013 Naomi rated it really liked it
This review is for the whoe series. The series has eleven books and was also published as "Ocean City". The re-publishing as 'Making Waves' is a bit confusing because I think this is what the 'Summer' series used to be called.

Anyway....I am far too old for these books but I love them. This seems to be one of the less well-known series by Katherine Applegate but I think it's much better than 'Making Out'.

I just wanted to go reading the series forever, although really enough had happened to the c
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This book was started off a little boring, but got better the more that I read.
Dec 05, 2009 Victoria rated it liked it
Shelves: teen-fiction
Not as good as the Making Out series, but still enjoyable.
Jun 28, 2007 Emily marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: teens

recommended by Amanda & Annie for summer beach reading
Jun 03, 2012 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, teen
Yet another good Katherine Applegate series!
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Applegate was born in Michigan in 1956. Since then she has lived in Texas, Florida, California, Minnesota, Illinois, North Carolina, and after living in Pelago, Italy for a year, she has moved back to Southern California. She has an eleven year old son named Jake Mates, although she says the Animorph leader is not named after him. In 2003 she and her husband, Michael Grant, her co-author on many p ...more
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Ocean City/Making Waves (1 - 10 of 11 books)
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