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Fringe Benefits (Fringe Girl #4)

3.4 of 5 stars 3.40  ·  rating details  ·  40 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Waitressing at an exclusive tennis and squash club isn't all it's cracked up to be. Just ask Adora Benet. For as long as she can remember, summer has meant European vacations and sleepaway camp. But this summer is different. While her friends scatter the globe for adventures of their own, Dora finds herself stuck in Brooklyn, learning the true meaning of a dollar. Fortunat ...more
ebook, 272 pages
Published September 2nd 2008 by Riverhead Books (first published August 27th 2008)
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Adora Benet will be spending the summer alone. She initially thought her two best friends, Eli and Liza, and her boyfriend, Noel would be in town for the summer. That was until Eli announced that she would be heading to New York for the youth’s orchestra, Liza is going to Bermuda to spend the summer with her parents and Noel is going to be hiking the Appalachian Trail with his estranged father. It couldn’t get much worse... but it does.

Her mom and dad have cut her off, financially and insist tha
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It's the end of her junior year, and Adora Benet can't wait for the fun in the sun to begin. Just being able to spend even more time with her best friends gets her excited. That is, until she finds out that each of them have their own plans.

Liza is going to stay with her parents earlier than expected in Bermuda to help them with the snorkeling business down there.

Eli applied to be in the Salzburg Youth Orchestra and finally g
Adora Benet is so not looking forward to her summer. Her best friends Eli and Liza are off globetrotting and having adventures in exotic locales. Her boyfriend Noel is leaving Brooklyn to go camping of all things. And worst of all, Dora’s parents are forcing her to get a job to learn the true meaning of the dollar. But the summer turns out to be not as bad as Dora thought it would be. She lands a waitressing job at an exclusive tennis and squash club and another at a vet’s office. There are the ...more
Why have more people not read this series? I thought it was really good!!
I didn't like the ending to this one though. Did anyone else feel like this wasn't supposed to be the end of this series? I felt like there should be another book. It felt really open-ended. She was talking about school, and how everything is going to go, what she would do. I felt like that was an opened.. I was hoping for another book, but since it's been about 5 years since this last one, I guess there's no more coming. S
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