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CONFESSIONS OF A TRIPLE SHOT BETTY by Jody Gehrman

CONFESSIONS OF A TRIPLE SHOT BETTY

By Jody Gehrman

Age Range: 14 & up

Pub Date: April 1st, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-8037-3247-6
Publisher: Dial

Whipping up lattes in the tiny drive-thru coffee shack Triple Shot Betty’s isn’t 16-year-old Geena’s idea of summer fun, but with her favorite cousin Hero and best friend Amber set to work beside her, she assumes they’re all in for a fantastic summer. Unfortunately, from the moment sweet, wealthy Hero meets blunt, down-and-out Amber, it’s clear that the summer is in serious jeopardy as the two girls get hung up on their marked differences. However, just as Geena fears that her summer is ruined, Hero and Amber surprise her by uniting to brew revenge on the town’s golden boy, who has a nasty evil streak. Nothing is sacred in this funny text, which describes even Geena’s bathroom trips. Adding to the humor is the teens’ natural dialogue, which although tackling mature content stays light and punchy with a realistic edge. Sassy and fun. (Fiction. YA)