Beach Week

Beach Week

Book - 2010
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Ah, 'beach week' : a time-honored tradition in which the D.C. suburbs' latest herd of high school grads flocks to Chelsea Beach for seven whole days of debauched celebration. In this dark comedy, ten teenage girls plan an unhinged blowout the likes of which their young lives have never seen. They smuggle vodka in water bottles and horde prescription drugs by the dozen. Meanwhile, their misguided, affluent parents are too busy worrying about legal liabilities to fret over some missing pills or random hookups.For Jordan McMillan and her family, though, this rite of passage threatens to become more than just frivolous fun. The teen's parents, Leah and Charles, might not let their only child go at all. Their marriage is in shambles, their old house is languishing on the market, and the bills are stacking up. With all that stress, it soon seems they're behaving as irresponsibly as their daughter and her friends.With the wit of Nora Ephron and the insight of Tom Perrotta, Susan Coll satirizes a new teenage rite of passage, in the process dismantling the lives of families in transition. Beach Week is a hilarious, well-observed look at the end of childhood and the human need to commemorate it - expensively.
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux,� 2010
ISBN: 9780374109257
Branch Call Number: AF COLL


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Aug 21, 2010

Great Book!! It is basically about parents trying to do their best with their children, because they want to have a beach week. The reason they are doing this is because it's their last year in High School. However, problems started to form, and now they are trying to fix all of them...obviously with their parents' help. Will they accomplish their plans about having a beach week? Read the book and you're going to find out!!!

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