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Nantucket blue: Nantucket Blue Series, Book 1

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For Cricket Thompson, a summer like this one will change everything. A summer spent on Nantucket with her best friend, Jules Clayton, and the indomitable Clayton family. A summer when she'll make the almost unattainable Jay Logan hers. A summer to surpass all dreams. Some of this turns out to be true. Some of it doesn't. When Jules and her family suffer a devastating tragedy that forces the girls apart, Jules becomes a stranger whom Cricket wonders whether she ever really knew. And instead of lying on the beach working on her caramel-colored tan, Cricket is making beds and cleaning bathrooms to support herself in paradise for the summer. But it's the things Cricket hadn't counted on --most of all, falling hard for someone who should be completely off-limits. -- that turn her dreams into an exhilarating, bittersweet reality. A beautiful future is within her grasp, and Cricket must find the grace to embrace it. If she does, her life could be the perfect shade of Nantucket blue. "[Howland] evokes the Nantucket setting vividly . . . when it comes to indulgent beach reading, sometimes it's more fun to get pushed over by a wave than to stay safely on your towel." -- The New York Times "Readers should feel empowered by Cricket's efforts to grow up into a strong, honest, and emotionally intelligent young woman, even as they are enchanted by the romantic and exclusive island setting. This is a natural beach read, but will easily win Howland year-round fans, too." - Publishers Weekly , starred review "Sand, secrets, Nantucket Reds, and romance. A fresh, feel-good debut." -- Boston Globe "Utterly romantic and fun. I didn't want Nantucket Blue to end." -- New York Times best-selling author Jenny Han "Several elements in this novel make it a little more than just another summer romance. Cricket's struggle to define herself apart from Jules, her decision to follow her heart, and her realization that she can rise above her parents' divorce make this a story that many teens will find absorbing." -- VOYA "It's going to be the perfect summer for Providence teenager Cricket Thompson. She'll live with her friend Jules' family in their Nantucket house and pursue Jay Logan, the boy of her dreams. But tragedy strikes Jules' life and everything changes, including their friendship. Cricket does end up on Nantucket, but living in the inn where she works long, hard hours. To her surprise, she falls in love with entirely the wrong person -- and learns how magical love can be. A rich satisfying novel for high school students (and older)." -- Providence Journal "Fans of Sarah Dessen will find much to like here, as the charm of this summery yarn lies in Cricket's open appeal. Readers will root for her as she falls down, takes her lumps, and moves forward to her final year in high school, always remembering what she learned under the Nantucket sun." -- Library Journal
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subject_facet Best friends
Best friends -- Fiction
Children of divorced parents
Dating (Social customs)
Dating (Social customs) -- Fiction
Divorce -- Fiction
Friendship -- Fiction
Grief -- Fiction
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction
Interpersonal relations in adolescence
Nantucket Island (Mass.)
Nantucket Island (Mass.) -- Fiction
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Nantucket blue / Leila Howland
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Children of divorced parents
Dating (Social customs)
Interpersonal relations
Interpersonal relations in adolescence
Young Adult Fiction
Young Adult Literature