How I Survived My Summer Vacation: And Lived to Write the Story

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9780812627381: How I Survived My Summer Vacation: And Lived to Write the Story

Thirteen-year-old Jackie Monterey wants to write a novel the summer before he starts high school. There's just one problem - he can't get past the first sentence. His friends are no help. When Nick isn't combing his hair or dealing with his fear of dogs, he's checking out girls. Gary is either obsessed with perfecting his new English accent or just idolizing Nick. And Jackie's best friend, Mallory, a theme park fanatic, is caught up in her own writing project - a contest essay to win a trip to Kingdom of Magic. It looks like Jackie might finally find inspiration when he joins the swim team and falls in love with the coach's daughter. But things start to get weird when Nick hooks up with a dog-crazy girlfriend and Mallory begins reciting poetry with a goon from the rival swim team. Before the summer is over, everything Jackie has counted on to stay the same has changed, and everyone is giving him advice about how to live his life. They couldn't be right, could they?

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Grade 5-9-Thirteen-year-old Jackie Monterey has vowed to write the great American novel this summer. He's certain he will succeed despite the fact that he didn't finish that short story last year or that essay the year before. Unfortunately, he can't seem to get past the first sentence. His parents, who run a New Age publishing house, are always distracting him with their strange friends and clients. His friends keep doing things that get them all in trouble and further distract him from his goal. It doesn't help that he keeps changing the genre of his novel from film noir to SF to western to humor. His parents offer advice, but they are too "weird" to know anything worthwhile. His best friend, Mallory, tells him he's too rigid. It takes his being dumped by his shallow first girlfriend, winning a swim meet, and seeing his parents in a new light to realize that Mallory was right. This amusing, entertaining book travels some of the same ground as Rob Thomas's Rats Saw God (S & S, 1996) without the depth and Jack Gantos's Jack's Black Book (Farrar, 1997) without the edgy humor. Some readers might become annoyed with Jackie's friend Nick, a lothario, or his sidekick Garus, who speaks with a fake British accent, but all in all the characters and situations are realistic and Jackie's awakening is believable if a little slow in coming.
Timothy Capehart, Leominster Public Library, MA
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Publishers Weekly:

In Friedman's humorous first novel, 13-year-old aspiring writer Jackie Monterey plans to spend his summer writing a novelAbut can't get past the opening line. It doesn't help that he keeps getting distracted: his pals Garus and Nick persuade him to join the swim team, then drag him along to hunt for a Playboy magazine or explore a sewer pipe; his best friend, Mallory, falls for a poetry-reciting member of the rival swim team; and when his "first-ever girlfriend" comes over for dinner, his New Age book publishing parents scare her off with their inedible soy-based menu and a bestselling author guest who recites an "ancient circle of prayers." After a few dozen attempts at film noir and science fiction, Jackie finally takes his dad's advice to "write what you know" and trades in his unfinished novels for an essay about his summer vacation, which he quickly cranks out, and it wins first prize in an essay competition. The book's funny moments and tender lessons occasionally get buried beneath stilted characters, such as Garus, who uses a forced English accent, or Mallory, who speaks in clunky abbreviations ("I'm s.h.i.c.e.a.h.," she says, meaning "I'm so hungry I could eat a horse"). But Friedman's comic timing along with her insights are what readers will remember. Ages 12-up. (June)
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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