288 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 in
November 7, 2013
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1416999515
ISBN - 13: 9781416999515
Read from the Book
august Oh. My. God. You are never going to believe who I just saw driving through town in a Subaru. Who? Ally. Ryan. You’re not serious. Do I look like I’m laughing? I heard she’s been sunning herself on the French Riviera for the past two years, living off all our college funds. No way. Her dad lost all that money. My mom says they’ve been living in a trailer in West Virginia somewhere, like, under a bridge or something. Oh my God. Did she look malnourished? Her hair was kind of frizzy. . . . I can’t believe she’s back. Does Chloe know? Are you kidding? She sent a 911 text to the girls and they’re already convening at Jump. Unbelievable. Ally Ryan back in Orchard Hill. I cannot wait for the first day of school. ally “So? What do you think?” Hmm. What did I think? I had to take a moment to sort out an answer to that one. Here’s what I came up with. I thought that my ass hurt from sitting for four straight hours on the car ride from Maryland to New Jersey. I thought that the dingy gray condo in front of which I was now standing—discernible as my new home solely by the fact that the movers had propped the storm door open with a cinder block—was butthole hideous. Although, on the bright side, it was exactly the same butthole hideous as every other condominium on this particular block of the Orchard View condo complex, so at least it wasn’t alone in its butthole hideousness. I thought that the last time I had been in Orchard Hill, about eighteen months ago, there had been a gorge
From the Publisher
Ally Ryan would rather be in Maryland. She would rather be anywhere, in fact, than Orchard Hill, site of her downfall. Well, not hers exactly—but when your father’s hedge fund goes south and all your friends lose their trust funds, things don’t look so sunny for you. Her mother moved her to Maryland to flee the shame, but now they’re moving back. Back to the country-club, new-car-every-year, my-family-came-over-on-the-Mayflower lifestyle that Ally has outgrown. One bright spot, however, is gorgeous, intense Jake Graydon. But it won’t be easy for the two of them to be together—not if his friends (her former friends) have anything to say about it. Is Ally ready to get thrown back into the drama of the life she left behind?
About the Author
Kieran Scott is the winner of Best Food Photographer in the 2000 Perigueux World Cookbook Awards.