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My Life as a Girl

Authors: Mosier, Elizabeth
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
BISAC/Subject: YAF052020, YAF022000, YAF011000
ISBN: 9780307538789, Related ISBNs: 0307538788, 0375801944, 0375895221, 0679890351, 0679990356
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 204,
Audience: Young adult
Synopsis: It's the long, hot summer between high school and college, and Jaime Cody is working a double shift. Days at a greasy spoon called Franklin's All-American Diner; night at the Phoenix, a restaurant at a glitzy resort. She's hoping to earn the college money her father stole from her -- and leave herself no time to think.

A whole country lies between where Jaime is -- Arizona -- and where she wants to be -- Bryn Mawr, a college for women in Pennsylvania. The jobs mean the difference between making a life for herself and being duped by a man, the way her mother was.

The plan is perfect -- until a boy named Buddy appears, reminding her of a character in the romantic stories her mother still loves to tell.

No one has to know about Buddy.
He's Jaime's secret.
Just for the summer.

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