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Book
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Publisher, Date:
New York : Simon Pulse, 2012.
Description:
389 p. ; 22 cm.
Summary:
After jilting two previous fiances, Cricket's mother is finally marrying the right man, but as wedding attendees arrive for a week of festivities, complications arise for Cricket involving her own love life, her beloved dog Jupiter, and her mother's reluctance to marry.
Subjects:
LCCN:
2012002734
ISBN:
9781442423466 (hardback)
1442423463 (hardback)
Other Number:
731912022
System Availability:
6
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
6
Control Number:
935318
Call Number:
[Fic]
Course Reserves:
0
# Local items in:
6
# System items in:
6
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Characters
Cricket (Female), High school graduate; takes a break from her boyfriend; mother is getting remarried
Genre
Romance
Fiction
Young adult fiction
Topics
Romantics
Love
Family
Boyfriends and girlfriends
Remarriage
Emotions
Setting
- Pacific Northwest (U.S.)
Time Period
2000's -- 21st Century
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  Publishers Weekly Review

Eighteen-year-old Cricket's mother has left a trail of broken relationships behind her, but this time she's found a "good guy." Cricket, however, fears that her mother won't go through with her marriage plans. Indeed, the week leading up to the wedding, as family and friends arrive at a large coastal inn, is fraught with spoiled soon-to-be stepsisters, fighting dogs, and the sudden divorce of the groom's parents. And Cricket has her own romantic problem: she and her long-term boyfriend, Janssen, are "taking a break" so she can sort out what she really wants (something that grows murkier when she meets the innkeepers' son). Some readers may tire of offbeat secondary characters and the accelerating chaos, but they will savor Cricket's thoughtful and poetic observations about love-her letters to Janssen, in which she writes about her dog, Jupiter, and what dogs reveal about love, are quite moving ("Their goodness is goodness, and their love is love... and nothing you do seems to change that"). Caletti's (Stay) ninth novel is a rewarding story of a girl's struggle to live and love in a world of constant change. Ages 12-up. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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A fresh and bittersweet story of love and family from National Book Award finalist Deb Caletti. Cricket's on a self-imposed break from her longtime boyfriend-but she's picked a bad week to sort out her love life. For one thing, her mother's romance is taking center stage: After jilting two previous fiancés, her mom is finally marrying Dan Jax, whom Cricket loves. But as wedding attendees arrive for a week of festivities at a guesthouse whose hippie owners have a sweet, sexy son-Ash-complications arise: Cricket's future stepsisters make it clear they're not happy about the marriage. An old friend decides this is the week to declare his love for Cricket. Grandpa chooses to reveal a big secret at a family gathering. Dan's ex-wife shows up. And even the dogs-Cricket's old, ill Jupiter and Dan's young, lively Cruiser-seem to be declaring war. While Cricket fears that Dan is in danger of becoming ditched husband-to-be number three, she's also alarmed by her own desires. Because even though her boyfriend looms large in her mind, Ash is right in front of her....
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