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Book
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Edition:
1st ed.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Delacorte Press, ©2013.
Description:
363 pages ; 22 cm.
Summary:
Eighteen-year-olds Ciana Beauchamp, Arie Winslow, and Eden McLauren of Tennessee rely on their close friendship as they face serious problems the summer before they start college, from parents' illnesses, to cancer, to two loving the same cowboy.
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Notes:
Includes a preview from the companion novel "The year of chasing dreams."
"First Ember Edition 2014."-- T.p. verso.
Lurlene McDaniel began writing inspirational novels about teenagers facing life-altering situations when her son was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. Her novels are hard-hitting and realistic, but also leave readers with inspiration and hope. Her books have received acclaim from readers, teachers, parents, and reviewers. Her bestselling novels include Don't Die, My Love; Till Death Do Us Part; Hit and Run; Telling Christina Goodbye; True Love: Three Novels; and The End of Forever.
LCCN:
2012024904
ISBN:
9780385741712 (hbk.)
0385741715 (hbk.)
9780375990205 (lib. bdg.)
0375990208 (lib. bdg.)
* 9780375986758 (ebk.)
* 0375986758 (ebk.)
Other Number:
801996152
System Availability:
8
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
8
Control Number:
1000194
Call Number:
[Fic]
Course Reserves:
0
# Local items in:
5
# System items in:
5
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Genre
Young adult fiction
Romance
Topics
Horses
Animals
Country life
Family
Romantics
Love
Teenagers
Setting
Tennessee - South (U.S.)
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  Publishers Weekly Review

McDaniel's (Red Heart Tattoo) latest drama centers on the tumultuous lives of three best friends during the summer after their high school graduation. Ciana is contending with an alcoholic mother and trying to take care of her family farm. Arie has been fighting cancer (and a smothering family) for years. And Eden is weighed down by her possessive drug-dealer boyfriend, her impulses to harm herself, and a mother with bipolar disorder. When Ciana's grandmother leaves her a large college fund, Ciana invites her friends to leave their small Tennessee town to vacation at a villa in Tuscany. There, they discover that some relationships and realities will follow them anywhere, including a romantic conflict between two of the girls. In Tuscany and Rome, the girls encounter worldly men, explore historical sights, and reassess their priorities. The emotional chemistry between the friends can be slight at times, but the story's themes of escape, freedom, horse riding, and finding love should have a strong pull for romance fans. Ages 12-up. Agent: Meg Ruley, Jane Rotrosen Agency. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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For fans of John Green's The Fault in Our Stars , this inspirational novel is set in Tennessee horse country, as well as the historic cities and picturesque countryside of Italy. As the story unfolds, three girls, recently graduated from high school, plan the next phase of their lives while dealing with complicated issues. Author Lurlene McDaniel subtly explores the many types of love--including love for one's family and friends, and intimate love--and the sacrifices the girls face.
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