Getting The Boot

Paperback | May 5, 2005

byPeggy Guthart Strauss

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The exciting series for teens that explores life and love around the world.

Studying abroad isn't at all like Kelly thought it would be. Instead of shopping for fine Italian leather and living in an apartment with a view of the Colosseum, she is stuck in a stuffy dorm room with three other girls, and is sharing one shower with the entire floor! This is not the bella Roma that she'd dreamed of. But there is one part of Italy that Kelly doesn't mind—Joe, a really cute guy who's in the study abroad program too. Joe's into staying up late and partying hard, two things that Kelly used to love doing. Bad habits are hard to break, and she soon finds herself on thin ice with the program coordinators. If Kelly's not careful, she might just get the boot…

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The exciting series for teens that explores life and love around the world.Studying abroad isn't at all like Kelly thought it would be. Instead of shopping for fine Italian leather and living in an apartment with a view of the Colosseum, she is stuck in a stuffy dorm room with three other girls, and is sharing one shower with the entir...

Peggy Guthart Strauss never studied abroad, but every time she travels to Europe it is a valuable learning experience. When she isn’t writing, Peggy works as a graphic designer at the promotional advertising company she runs with her husband. They live in New York City with their rambunctious cairn terrier.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.3 × 5.5 × 0.6 inPublished:May 5, 2005Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142404144

ISBN - 13:9780142404140

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it I love to read. Lately I haven't read a book I really liked. But then I picked up "Getting the boot." I couldn't put it down! I read in the day, late, late at night. Anywhere anytime if I wasn't reading it I was thinking about it! This book is about a party girl on the outside, but a sweet girl on the inside. While going on a 3 month trip to Italy she rooms with a good friend and two crazy roomates, she becomes extremely good friends with a goth girl. She also dates a dangerously party boy, dumps him, and dates another guy. Kelly Brandt is all over the place but she always comes back to her art.
Date published: 2006-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Potrait of Beauty I loved this book. It was enchanting, colourful, lively and romantic! The previous reviewer has already done a stellar job in summing up the plot, so I'll just write about my favourite parts. On page 101, Dr. Wainwright says, Kelly every day of our lives, we each create a self-potrait. As we define ourselves, we erase a bit here, add a bit there, make this side more colorful or that one more subdued. Each experience adds more depth to the picture. These lines just blew me away. Strauss' descrption is remarkable. I really felt I was in Italy with Kelly, touring the city. I could imagine this book being made into a movie. I have no regrets in buying it, and will for sure read it again!
Date published: 2005-09-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good read I happened to pick this book up as I browsed amongst paperbacks that were dispalyed on a table at Chapters... and what a cute book I did find! An interesting story about a girl spending a summer studying abroad in Italy, learning about art, visiting ancient ruins, sampling delicious Italian cuisine, getting into lots of trouble... and of course, meeting a handsome Italian!
Date published: 2005-07-27

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When in Rome . . . At home, Kelly had spent hours looking at Rome websites (or the cute Roman guys on them, anyway), and now, from the bus, she recognized the jagged ruins of the Colosseum, Rome’s ancient stadium. She hoped it would be as impressive in real life as it looked online. The bus turned through a set of iron gates with a brass sign posted on them: PROGRAMMA INTERNAZIONALE DI ROMA. The building wasn’t enormous, but it was impressive: four stories high, in reddish stucco with lighter-colored details around the tall, arched windows framed with green shutters. “It’s even prettier than the pictures in the brochure,” Kelly said. “Check out that terrace over there. That’ll be the perfect place for sunbathing and soaking up the scenery.” “Or reading,” Sheela said. Kelly sighed. “You can’t tell me we’ve just flown four thousand miles so you can stick your head in a book and ignore a view like this.” “Okay, okay. For once, I’m totally with you,” Sheela answered. “This is absolutely beautiful.” Spontaneously, the girls reached out and squeezed each other’s hands. They had arrived.