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Cruel Summer by Alyson Noel
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Apr 03, 09

Read in April, 2009

** spoiler alert ** In this book, Colby is forced to live in Greece with her "crazy" aunt and uncle, apperantley to get away from the chaos of her parents divorce. She had just broken into the "in" crowd, and she was really frustrated to be leaving them for the summer. She worries that they will forget about her and move on, so she creates a blog where they can read all about what she's doing. She has to go to a very boring, plain part of Greece that she hates. She meets a Greek boy named Yanni, and they start going out. Then Colby goes to a fancy part of Greece (without telling Yanni) to meet up with a popular boy (Levi) who she spontaneoulsy lost her virginity to the night before coming to Greece. Colby doesn't know that Yanni knows about her blog, so she posts pictures of her and Levi hanging out and having a good time. Yanni gets mad and stops talking to her. Then Colby realizes what she did, and why it was wrong, and she realizes that she really actually likes Yanni, and that he's the one for her. They are both very very sad when she quickly has to return home at the end of the summer.
I liked this book because it was a really powerful read (even though it may not seem like it!) =) In the end, Colby learns a ton about herself, and eventually stands up to Amanda, the leader of the popular crowd. I think this book shows the amazing transformation Colby goes to by living in Greece for a summer, and I also thought it taught a lesson about having an open mind. This is because at first Colby really didn't want to be in Greece and she hated it, but then at the end she ended up wanting to live there forever!
I would recommened this book although some others may think some parts are a bit slow (like the beggining). Overall it was great!!
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