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Paperback Hot Mess: Summer in the City Book

ISBN: 0385735065

ISBN13: 9780385735063

Hot Mess: Summer in the City

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EMMA FREEMAN IS waving buh-bye to her standard summer of stationwagoning around the suburbs. This summer she's heading to the big city. Emma's totally prepped for days at a fabulous internship and nights of socialite-ing around town. But when you're 17 and not an heiress, reality is far from pink fizzy drinks and red velvet ropes. As the summer heats up, Emma learns that glamour is hard to come by when your only friend is too boy-crazy to hang, your...

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Fun, witty summer read!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book- a fun read that's great for a day at the beach, plane ride, or break from academic reading (in my case). It's definitely up with the pop-culture trends of today which makes it even more hilarious and fitting for the striving-to-be sex-and-the-city characters. A good summer read for young adults and adults alike!

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Emma Freeman is about to break free from her quiet suburban life and usual summer job as a lifeguard. She is also making the break from Brian, her boyfriend of nine months who, as it turns out, is a rotten, no-good cheat. So, where is a girl to go when she wants to get away from it all? How about New York City? Emma lands a summer internship in the city and even talks her BFF, Rachel, into coming along. The girls head to New York with a moderate budget and big plans for a glamorous summer in the city. The reality of living in the city soon hits them. What seemed like a sizeable budget in the suburbs doesn't measure up to the cost of living in NYC. And the kind of housing you can rent for the price Emma and Rachel have to pay usually has some very creepy terms in the deal. Just when they are about to give up, Emma and Rachel answer an ad and find themselves rooming with a real life socialite. Jayla is beautiful, rich, and lives an exciting life full of nightclubs and late-night make-out sessions with the hottest guys in town. Although the housing situation is looking brighter, the internship turns out to be almost unbearable. Emma's boss is a nightmarish mix of 90's rap revival, bad jokes, and an overblown self-image. Then there is that one cute guy that works for the company, and the one lie that Emma told him. Will she be able to keep the lie going all summer long? HOT MESS: SUMMER IN THE CITY is a really fun read that is full of current references to popular culture and believable dialogue. This is a must-have for your summer reading list! Reviewed by: JodiG.

AWESOME-NESS in book form

I don't know what "Just Ducky" is talking about, I couldn't read this one fast enough. I found it on Seventeen's summer beach reads. Just because we write well doesn't mean we're employed yet, but thanks for the career advice, gramma. Read the book and you'll love it just like I did! :P

Hot Mess is a Hot Read!

A great fun read that does down just like candy! Snappy writing, pop culture references galore and the fun and glamour of NYC all mixed in make for a great book that you won't be able to put down.

Book Club Alert--You'll want to read this one!

This book is the new guilty pleasure for all your summer book clubs. You've slaved away all winter reading classic roman literature, and now it's time to read something HOT! Who wouldn't want to spend the next steamy months with these hot young writers on par to be the next Sex-and-the-City-like Divas.
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