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Rules of Summer

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Rules of Summer

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$14.98 US | $22.98 CAN
Available June 4, 2013

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  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Age Range: 15 & up
  • Grade Level: 10-17
  • Pages: 0
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  • ISBN-13: 9781619698529

  About The Book

There are two sides to every summer.

When 17-year-old Rory McShane steps off the bus in East Hampton, it's like she's entering another universe -- one populated by impossibly beautiful people wearing pressed khakis and driving expensive cars. She's left her rural hometown in New Jersey to take a summer job as "errand girl" for the Rule Family on Lily Pond Lane. At the beginning of the season, Rory plans on helping out her aunt, who's a fulltime housekeeper in the Rules' enormous beachfront mansion, and maybe sneaking in some beach time. By August, however, Rory realizes that plans have a way of going haywire, especially when siblings Isabel and Connor Rule are around.

Feeling claustrophobic in her country club world, impulsive 17-year-old Isabel Rule embarks on a breathless summer romance with an older guy that her family would never approve of. Isabel trusts Rory with the details of her new relationship, and the girls forge a true friendship. But when long-hidden secrets start to surface on Lily Pond Lane and Rory reveals that she may have feelings for someone, too -- Connor Rule, Isabel's older brother -- the new friends realize that societal rules can be hard to break.

With her unique insight into East Coast high society, Joanna Philbin presents a pitch-perfect summer story of friendship and self-discovery set against the rich and vibrant backdrop of life in the Hamptons.


Praise for The Daughters series:

"This noteworthy series... feels less mean girls and more girl power, with messages of honesty, respect, [and] being true to oneself."

"Who knew? Stars' daughters -- they're just like us." PW


Philbin, Joanna (1526133)

Joanna Philbin was born in Los Angeles and raised in New York City. She holds a BA from Brown University and a JD and an MFA from the University of Notre Dame. She is the author of Rules of Summer and the Daughters series, and lives and writes in Los Angeles.

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