How to Ruin a Summer Vacation by Simon Elkeles
Moshav? What’s a moshav? Is it “shopping mall” in Hebrew? I mean, from what Jessica was telling me, Israeli stores have the latest fashions from Europe. That black dress Jessica has is really awesome. I know I’d be selling out if I go with the Sperm Donor to a mall, but I keep thinking about all the great stuff I could bring back home.
Unfortunately for 16-year-old Amy Nelson, “moshav” is not Hebrew for “shopping mall.” Not even close. Think goats, not Gucci.
Going to Israel with her estranged Israeli father is the last thing Amy wants to do this summer. She’s got a serious grudge against her dad, a.k.a. “Sperm Donor,” for showing up so rarely in her life. Now he’s dragging her to a war zone to meet a family she’s never known, where she’ll probably be drafted into the army. At the very least, she’ll be stuck in a house with no AC and only one bathroom for seven people all summer—no best friend, no boyfriend, no shopping, no cell phone…
Goodbye pride—hello Israel.
I wasn't sure whether or not to put this on "Wishlist Wednesday" but the storyline seems different and I think I would enjoy reading about a spoiled girl that goes away to Israel.
Also, I really love the cover! It's white but then it has Amy on the front and she's wearing all pink. I love girly covers, dont you?
What's on your wishlist? I'd love to know!
What's on Your Desk Wednesday (1) will be coming up later. I have to get going to work though, and it's my birthday :/. Who works on their birthday? Actually, I have a little dilemma that you guys may be able to help me out with. My aunt and my two cousins are going to the New Kids on the Block concert tonight and they have an extra VIP ticket so they asked me to go. I already made plans with my mom, dad and brother though. I'd feel really bad just blowing them off, and I don't even listen to New Kids on the Block. But it sounds like it'd be fun. Thoughts?