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Just Flirt

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  588 ratings  ·  61 reviews
It’s summer, sweet summer! Self-proclaimed Superflirt Dee Barton can’t wait to spend it practicing her Nine Rules of Flirting on all the cute guys who come to stay at her family’s campground. Why not? Flirting is fun and makes everyone involved feel good—which is pretty much the exact opposite of her relationship with her toxic ex-boyfriend, Blaine.

Sabrina Owens’s summer
Hardcover, 325 pages
Published June 19th 2012 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Sara Val
Feb 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
I am not ashamed to admit that this book made me laugh so hard to the point where I began to cry. When I first began reading, I expected a cliché teenage story about romance. I couldn't have been more wrong! This book is so much more than that. It's about the importance of family, true friendship, standing up for yourself, correct values, and love.

But the best part of this wonderful and heart-warming book, is the fact that it taught me how to... just flirt. ;)
monica ♪
4 "Superflirt" Stars

Notice! Superfilrt's Nine Rules of Flirting Notice!

RULE #1: Smile
RULE #2: Be Confident
RULE #3: Be Interested
RULE #4: Make Eye Contact
RULE #5: Timing. Timing. Timing
RULE #6: Work it
RULE #7: Know When to Walk Away
RULE #8: Know When NOT to Flirt
RULE #9: Don't Take it Seriously!


I thought this book is only an ordinary light and funny Young Adult story. But no j It's not only about that.

Yes, it really is sooooo funny!! I laughed a lot when I was reading this

The story is not that light bu
Apr 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Originally posted at The Teen Book Guru

Just Flirt is the perfect way to kick off your Summer holidays. Full of flirting (duh!), cute guys, bikinis, and a whole lot of drama, this will leave you wishing your Summer holidays would be as adventurous as this, but also kind of thankful that they're not... I wish I had even half of the spunk that the girls in this book have!!

Ever since Dee Barton's dad died in a spontaneous and out-of-the-blue heart attack, it has just been Dee and her mom left to run
Dec 29, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: b
Actual rating: 1.5 stars. I dnf'd this book a couple of years ago, but because no book gets the better of me, I held on to it, planning to return one day. That day is today and it's just as bad as I remember. I relented and gave it the .5 star because it didn't offend me (as in sexist or racist type stuff) and it wasn't badly written (in terms of grammar, sentence structure, etc.). But I had to give it one star because the book is just filled with horrible characters and situations that stretch ...more
Oct 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Super cute teen romance book with some female empowerment thrown in. Also reminded me a bit of the three wives club with a twist. I really enjoyed this story.
Jul 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Nov 22, 2015 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Nobody
Superflirt Chronicles

Dee and Sabrina have disliked each other for years. Mostly over the one and only Blaine, a boy who is well known for his sleazy ways. But when a lawsuit comes into play these two girls have to team up before the effect becomes irreversible.

I'm sorry but I had a lot of peeves about this book, so be prepared.

In all honesty I started reading this book as a joke. Right off the bat the "Nine rules of flirting" were so inaccurate.
Rule #7 Don't let him be the first
Dec 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
Bower's fun read about flirting - and the fun/disastrous consequences it can bring - is enjoyable and has a positive, unexpectedly feminist message. I loved it and so will teen girls! ...more
Cassie Aiken
Mar 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very light reading. Quick pace. Solid characters. Good story. Shows multiple viewpoints which I like. Shows exactly how much trouble teenagers can get into in the summer, and also teaches you to give second chances. Great pool or summer read. A little farfetched but cute.
Dec 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
Though this YA read is indeed breezy, it also had some meat to it that I think teens could probably relate to. The novel was both funny and touching. A very nice summer read.
Dec 12, 2012 rated it liked it
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The book Just Flirt was told with multiple points of view. Dee Barton and Sabrina Owens are the two main characters of this story. I think it makes the story much more interesting, being told from the protagonist’s and temporary antagonist’s perspectives. One of the reasons I enjoyed this book is because the author slowly introduces one problem at a time until there is one giant mess that can only be fixed if Dee and Sabrina “join forces” to defeat thei
Jan 06, 2013 rated it liked it
Originally posted on Books As You Know It

Just Flirt by Laura Bowers is such a fun book! Laura teachers teens (mainly girls) the true meaning of friendship, emotions, gossip, romance, family, and everything else that concerns teenagers' lives.

The characters: Dee Barton and Sabrina Owens. Dee was such a cute, outgoing, and pretty likeable person. She went through some tough stuff throughout the past years. And yes while she may flirt to no end, her main priority is the camp, which s
Nov 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013-books-read
I really enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. It surprised me because I thought it'd be a frivolous summer romance story, which it kind of was, but it was more than that. I love how it addresses female rivalry, and why girls (and women) are bitches to one another sometimes. I also love how it addresses the friendships between girls, and the whole frenemy thing too.

There's also very good advice about how if a relationship makes you unhappy, then it's probably not the right one to be in.
Sep 30, 2014 rated it really liked it

It was amazing how the details from the beginning had connections to the end. Small details that you wouldn't even try to give more attention but when the scenario started to reveal the plot twist, readers will be just like "ah that's why". I love how it was ended. Putting some closure to the things that left unsolved. And it was properly and consequentially written well. Everything was indeed very effective, from teenage cat fight, mothers rivals to town rivalry. It was effective that m
Feb 25, 2016 rated it it was ok
Dee Barton wants to spend the summer being a Superflirt with her Nine Rules of Flirting and the guys that come to stay at her family’s campground. Sabrina wants to spend the summer being popular and being the perfect girlfriend to Blaine, Dee’s ex-boyfriend. Both girls dislike the other. When a secret blog gets them both involved in a lawsuit that could change their lives, Dee and Sabrina realize that they are not as different as they thought as they team up to stop the people who want to use th ...more
Shannon Rogers
Sep 29, 2011 rated it liked it
If you're looking for a good summer read, this book will definitely give it to you. This was such a fun, cute story and you can't help but enjoy reading it. It wasn't overly complicated, but that's what you have to love about it. Sometimes it's great just to pick up a straightforward story about people and without tons of other stuff going on. It gives you something you can relate to.

Dee is a great character, and I really loved watching her work her magic on the guys around her. But almost immed
May 31, 2015 rated it liked it
Just Flirt. The name interests me at the start. I thought this story will be about a dumb girl who goes around and flirts with every cute boy her eye catches. But then I started reading. The book pulled me in, like a magnet attracting to medal. This book, Just Flirt by Laura Bowers, is about Dee Barton who tries out her "Nine Rules of Flirting" at her family's campground on all the cute boys who come to stay. Besides Dee and her best friend Natalie, each girl sees the other as an enemy or rival. ...more
Jan 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
This lighthearted novel was more than fun to read. A snow storm could be pouring flakes from the sky, but a reader only feels summer heat and sunshine. Two girls are the main characters of this book. They imagine each other as villains and are only connected by a scumbag boyfriend, Blaine, and petty lawsuit. The novel describes their journey as they become stronger and independent. A funny blog and friends help them grow into adults. Dee has never minded spending her summers working for her fam ...more
Feb 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned-books
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May 19, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, may13, teen
This book is about two enemies that still go at each other about the same boyfriend they dated. Its really funny and tells a good love story in the middle. It also has a lot of flirting.. The main character Dee, flirts a lot but thats what teenage girls do and this book really relates to the real world. Many people would agree with this book and say "Mhmm, heard that before".

I picked up this book because I wanted to read a different genre and prove these lovey dovey teenage books are not just fo
Jul 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
I don't have much to say about this book, but I did enjoy it. I didn't expect Natalie to be Superflirt the blogger. That definitely came as a shock. I loved Josh? Was that his name? i can't remember and I can't find it. Either way, I found him to be adorable and he was really cute! The whole Go-Karting obsession made me totally fall in love with him. Blaine made me want to scratch his eyes out. he was a total jerk to Sabrina and Dee. Then you get Sabrina who should be able to see through Blaine ...more
This is a young adult book that surprises with its amazing maturity. It’s about teenagers but its main focus revolves around the adults around them, whose antics and struggles have deep and profound effects on their children. Far from positing kids who are determined to keep the grownups out of their lives, these are adolescents who realize that the happiness of their parents is essential to their own.

Mistakes are made—and how—but the unlikeliest of people rally together to solve problems and o
Alicia Moore
Oct 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book is not what I am normally used to. This is cheesy romanticism and typical stereotypical outlooks on how we view ourselves. Dee and Natalie are best friends and always ready to win another guy over. When Sabrina comes along, she not only ruins her social status at school, her mother brings down Dee's mothers campground and that's when things start to boil. Madeline, on the other hand, is Dee's grandmother who is also mourning over Dee's father's death. Mona, after filing the lawsuit, ge ...more
Pragnya Belikov
Feb 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Actual Rating: 4.5 stars
This book really surprised me! I started it expecting a casual summery teen romance, but boy, was I wrong! To be honest, at first, it was kinda boring, but I kept reading, and I'm happy I did, because it turned out to surpass my expectations! And there's a HUGE twist in the middle, something no one could have ever seen coming! The only flaw I would say is that it got a teeny bit confusing, since both Dee and her arch-enemy Sabrina's POV alternate throughout the book... Th
Avon Bernabe
Jul 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
I was looking for more romance! Not flirting, because it sure has lots of it. Lol. :D

Anyway, Just Flirt is not just as simple as its title. You'd be bombarded with heavy/semi-heavy issues that will keep you frustrated. It's just that, it all started from a little flirting from then and there.

I enjoyed reading this book even though it frustrated me, especially that "accident" thingy. But somewhere along the way, you'd learn so many things. Don't judge anyone right away. Know her/his story first.
Oct 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
OMG!!! This book is awesome!!! This is in the point of view of Dee Barton and Sabrina Owens. There is a cute race kart driver named Jake that likes Dee and Dee secretly like him but they don't know that. Dee and Sabrina are enemies and they both dated the same guy Blaine Walker. Blaine is a two timer. While he was with Dee he was also with Sabrina and while he was with Sabrina he was with Torrance Sabrina's best friend! There is something juicy going down in he Barton Family Campground but u nee ...more
Aug 15, 2012 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars. I read this for my teen book group and expected to not like it at all. You have to admit it has a pretty chicklit-ish cover. I liked it pretty well considering. The girls in it were not particularly likable at first but by the end I kind of liked them both. One other thing: no swearing, sex, or anthing else--which is great because people ask me all the time for clean teen reads and it's hard. ...more
Merrilyn Tucker
Sep 10, 2015 rated it it was ok
16-year-old Dee writes a blog about the power of super flirting and she lives with her widowed mother in the east coast campground they own. Dee's life becomes complicated when her ex-boyfriend's ex-girlfriend and her mother sue the campground, claiming that Dee tripped the ex-girlfriend. The plot drags on and is crowded with too many characters and conflicts. I wish the book had been shorter and better edited (comma splices abound); then, the plot would have had a chance. ...more
Jul 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Considering the cover and the synopsis, I thought this would be a fluffy kind of novel (the cover is pretty much misleading).
It starts like that but quickly it goes deeper and more serious. To cut a long story short, the issue this book want to bring forward is Girl Power. I wrote it as Girl but this term encompass any woman at any age ( Woman power just doesn't sound as catchy).

Jun 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: teens and YA lit lovers
Recommended to Relyn by: I love the author.
I loved Laura Bowers' first book so I was eager to read this one. I started it Thursday evening after Sloane went to bed. I didn't stop till I finished it after 2:30 in the morning. I had to teach the next day, but I just couldn't put down this sweet, gentle, wonderful story. Laura Bowers did it again. ...more
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