Teen Book Club My Not-So-Terrible Time at the Hippie Hotel by Rosemary Graham Buy book: $11.51 Tracy is dragged by her father to Cape Cod's Farnsworth House, where divorcedparents bring their children for a summer of togetherness. Tracy doesn't wantto stay at "Hippie Hotel"--until she meets Kevin, who helps her see there arethings about herself that make her worth getting to know.
This message has been edited by chapteraday on Jun 22, 2003 1:56 PM
I know it's early in the book to make this judgement, but I'm 34 and wouldn't want my 13-yr-old daughter reading this so far! I'm reserving judgement...but so far I'm not telling my sweet daughter about this one!
Well, I think the storyline is a bit farfetched, but I am still curious as to what is going to happen... I agree with the girl who sent out the message, reading about "the kind of things that could happen but probably never will" often are a bit fun :)
I went out and bought the book today in anticipation of it ending on email. I don't usually do this but I think this is a very intriguing story. We're just getting to know Tracy but I see a lot of potential here because she seems like a "normal" person with some very normal concerns. I remember that sick feeling when my father started dating after the divorce! Ugh! Wouldn't it be awful if she ends up with that girl as a stepsister! I am looking forward to reading more tonight.
I'm a little confused as to why anyone would find this inappropriate for teens — I think it's funny and realistic. It reminds me a little bit of an old book I adored as a kid, "Hail Hail, Camp Timberwood," (I think that's the title). Anyway, I'd definitely pick this up for my 13-year-old stepdaughter.