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Cruel Summer in SLJ

Woot! Just got word of a wonderful review of Cruel Summer by Alyson Noel in the August issue of School Library Journal. An excerpt:

The protagonist’s venting and observations are alternately whiny, wistful, strident, and hilarious. Despite typical teen self-obsession, Colby is likable and ultimately well intentioned. As she deals with her feelings, she blunders her way rather charmingly into a new maturity.

Go Colby!