Up Over Down Under
Eliza Ritter has high expectations for her semester in Melbourne, Australia. Sure, she?s participating in an environmental program, but really she hopes to spend her time meeting cute boys. So when she meets a hot surfer, she is t
I expected this to be a cute read and maybe learn a little about Australia in the process. I thought it would be about the girls trying to fit in with their new environments, and it kind of was, but mostly it was about their environmental projects.
There were some errors about DC that were puzzling. Surely the author and editors knew that Dulles airport isn't in Maryland and that DC has a very strict rule about how tall buildings can be. Nothing important but anyone who reads this book familiar with the area would give it a couple of good eye rolls. Maybe there were some Australian mistakes too.
Eliza and Billie exchange places for a semester as they embark on their S.A.S.S. experiences. Eliza, the daughter of a politician, is thrust into the world of fieldwork and surfers when she heads to Melbourne, Australia. Bille, a proactive greenie, heads to Washington D.C. and faces the world of office work and protests. Can they successfully make it through the semester without causing strife in their hom ...more
More than ever I wish I knew more about the writing guidelines for the series -- there's a lot of variation in how the programme works. In some books, students are placed with families; in some books, they're in dorms; sometimes they rarely interact with anyone outside S.A.S.S.; ...more
Billie is a greenie, surf addict, hippie, save the whales type of girl. Eliza is more off a pink, boy crazy, girly, I care more about myself then other people type of person.
Throughout the whole book El ...more
Eliza's dad works for the EPA in Washington, D.C. His is a highly respected position, which means Eliza's behavior plays a factor in his profile. As a result, she's been the perfect daughter, but when an opportunity arises for an exchange program, she's thrilled to be on her own Down Under.
Billie, on the other hand, can't wait to become involved with the political aspects of saving the environment. She's taken a hands-on approach in the past, but n ...more
I also really liked that this book in the S.A.S.S. series had some more depth to it in ...more
I remember not enjoying this book the last time I read it because I had a book hangover.
I'm glad that I enjoy reading this book a lot more.
This book is quite different from other sass books as we have two main characters here, Billie and Eliza. They do the sass exchange program for an environmental internship. While the subject of environmental is interesting, most of this book rather talk about the girls' rebellious adventure. Billie is a passionate eco-warrior and ready ...more
Eliza and Billie the two main characters switched places. Billie went to America. Eliza went to Australia. They were two completely different places. I enjoyed them going back and forth between chapters.
I recommend this book to girls only. It's romantic and fun. I enjoyed it a lo ...more