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Hot Summer Nights (Love Stories For Young Adults #12)

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Carly McFarlane needs to find a guy...for someone else! Her plan is guaranteed to stop flirty Heather from going after every boy she's ever dated: She'll snare the perfect match for Heather, and then find her own true love.Carly thinks funny, athletic Jack Ryder is the ideal guy for Heather. But as soon as she sees them together, Carly knows she's made a big mistake. Will ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published August 1st 1996 by Bantam Books (first published 1996)
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Anne
Jan 14, 2015 Anne rated it really liked it
Hot Summer Nights tells the story of Carly McFarlane who works as a camp counselor for a group of kids over the summer. She’s also determined to find the perfect guy for her best friend, Heather, so she could stop stealing the guys Carly dates. She thinks fellow counselor, Jack Ryder, is the perfect match for her pretty friend, but then again, Carly’s plan backfires when she finds herself falling for Jack instead.

Don’t let yourself be fooled by the seemingly formulaic teen romance plot because t
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T.
Jun 01, 2010 T. rated it really liked it
I was a bit under the weather yesterday afternoon. It was raining, I was feeling the first flush of a fever. I was craving for chocolate and my feet were cold. Nothing else to do but dig in my bookshelf and read something that did not require much thinking. I just wanted to feel.

And so: this book. I bought and read it back in the sixth grade, a time when a girl feels inadequate about her life in general, and just wants a boy to make everything all right. Fast-forward to yesterday, eleven years
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Chachic
Jan 11, 2011 Chachic rated it really liked it
Originally posted here.

ook at that old school cover! I find the outfits hilarious. But then again, that was the fashion in the 90s, when this book was published. Sometimes, it's refreshing to read an oldie but goodie like this one, where teens don't have to deal with the cyber age. Based on the title, it's obvious that the book occurs during summertime. Athletic Carly is working as a counselor for a bunch of first, second and third graders. This summer, she's determined to set up her best friend
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Myra Khan
Dec 06, 2010 Myra Khan rated it liked it
This book ended up being a LOT more serious than I expected. I thought it was going to be a mushy, fun, easy read. It ended up being surprisingly heart-wrenching and real. I enjoyed the author's writing style and thought the characters were nicely constructed. I was disappointed by the ending though. Was it a "good" ending? I suppose so. But it was abrupt and seemed rushed, with no good explanations about what happened to the other characters or how things really ended. After reading through so ...more
Julia
Sep 22, 2012 Julia rated it really liked it
I have to say, for a romance novel, this is really good. I mean, it's not Jane Austen, but I found it very enjoyable and a lot more serious in tone than the usual "omg, that hot guy is sooo dreamy!11!" kind of plot you usually get. Also, I didn't want to strangle the heroine for being dumb or whiny. And the love interest was really sweet.
If you are an occasional romance novel reader and want something good, this might be for you.
Makii
Jun 20, 2012 Makii rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yo amaba este libro....
De esos que empezaba y lo devoraba en una tarde... Quien no vivió algo así? la eterna lucha contra tratar de no "enamorarte" del mismo que alguna amiga....
Y lo que empezó como un excelente plan, termino siendo un sin fin de sentimientos y un amor que deberá superar muchas cosas....
Si sos adolescente y queres saber sobre amor... Este libro es super recomendable....
Tan tierno...
Hiba Khan
Jun 30, 2013 Hiba Khan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: love-it
This was the last book i read of this author and loved it from the first page. The hero is so witty and so nice! I dont know why the author didnt write more of these sort.
Sofie Brånedal
Jun 04, 2012 Sofie Brånedal rated it it was amazing
One of the best youth books! I just love the love story - and all the wonderful characters! I stil love to read it time to time today - so you read it to :)
Maeghan
I found this a random pile of books from middle school. I was obsessed with it when I was 12. I wish I could have kept those warm feelings towards it but unfortunately it's just not the same. It will always have a nostalgic hold over me. Great literature it is not. And it was kind of mean. People using people all over the place.
Tala
Feb 17, 2014 Tala rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
My favorite Love Stories book of all time. It has all the ingredients I look for in a love story - some heartbreak, poignancy, and the right amount of sweetness to make me giddy. I just wish there was another chapter after Carly and Jack finally got together.
Katharina
Jun 28, 2013 Katharina rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
This book may aim at a much younger audience, but it's been fun to read, it really was. Jack is a real dream-guy. And it's a good lesson that Carly learns throughout the novel: good looks and popularity is not everything in life and cannot bring true happiness.
Scorp
Dec 15, 2012 Scorp is currently reading it
interesting, nice and cute
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Elizabeth Chandler is a pseudonym for Mary-Claire Helldorfer. She currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
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