How to Ruin a Summer Vacation

By Simone Elkeles

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How To Ruin a Summer Vacation Moshav? What’s 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 I’d 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. She’s got a serious grudge against her dad for showing up so rarely in her life. Now he’s dragging her to a war zone to meet a family she’s never known, where she’ll probably be drafted into the army. At the very least, she’ll be stuck in a house with no AC and only one bathroom for seven people all summer—no best friend, no boyfriend, no shopping, no cell phone… Goodbye pride—hello Israel.

About the Author

Simone Elkeles is the author of Leaving Paradise and four other Flux novels, including How to Ruin Your Summer Vacation and How to Ruin Your Boyfriend’s Repuation. She is also the author of the New York Times bestselling Rules of Attraction (Walker). A popular speaker at libraries around the country, when the author is not writing she TiVos reality television and watches teen movies. She lives near Chicago with her family and two dogs.

  • Paperback ISBN: 9780738709611
  • Ebook ISBN: 9780738718255
  • Reading Age: from 12 to 18 years
  • Interest Age: from 12 to 18 years
  • Paperback dimensions: 5.19 x 8 in
  • Publication date: Oct 08, 2006
  • Rights/Sales territory: Worldwide
  • Format: Paperback | Ebook
  • Pages: 240
  • Series: How to Ruin a Summer Vacation Novel
  • Imprint: Flux
  • Subjects:
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / People & Places / Middle East
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / New Experience

Reviews of How to Ruin a Summer Vacation:

"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

Awards received by How to Ruin a Summer Vacation:

Voted #3 on YALSA’s Teen Top Ten (2007)


A 2007 Silver Medal IPPY Winner in Multicultural Fiction (Independent Publishers Book Awards)

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