Book summary: How to Ruin a Summer Vacation


YALSA 2007 Teens Top Ten ""A breezy read."" Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Fresh, fun and fabulous! Guaranteed NOT to ruin your summer vacation! Mari Mancusi, author of Boys that Bite How To Ruin a Summer Vacation Moshav? Whats a moshav? Is it shopping mall in Hebrew? I mean, from what Jessica was telling me, Israeli stores have the latest fashions from Europe. That black dress Jessica has is really awesome. I know Id be selling out if I go to a mall with Ron (my biological father), but I keep thinking about all the great stuff I could bring back home. Unfortunately for 16-year-old Amy Nelson, moshav is not Hebrew for shopping mall. Not even close. Think goats, not Gucci. Going to Israel with her estranged Israeli father is the last thing Amy wants to do this summer. Shes got a serious grudge against her dad for showing up so rarely in her life. Now hes dragging her to a war zone to meet a family shes never known, where shell probably be drafted into the army. At the very least, shell be stuck in a house with no AC and only one bathroom for seven people all summerno best friend, no boyfriend, no shopping, no cell phone Goodbye pridehello Israel.

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