Cruel Summer

Cruel Summer Cover

Cruel Summer

By Alyson Noel

Griffin, Paperback, 9780312355111, 229pp.

Publication Date: May 27, 2008

Description

"This was supposed to be my best summer yet, the one I've been working toward since practically forever. Now I'm being banished from everything I know and love, and it just doesn't make any sense."

Having recently discarded her dorky image--and the best friend that went with it--Colby Cavendish is looking forward to a long hot season of parties, beach BBQ's, and hopefully, more hook-ups with Levi Bonham, the hottest guy in school. But her world comes crashing down when her parents send her away to spend the summer in Greece with her crazy aunt Tally.

Stranded on a boring island with no malls, no cell phone reception, and an aunt who talks to her plants, Colby worries that her new friends have forgotten all about her. But when she meets Yannis, a cute Greek local, everything changes. She experiences something deeper and more intense than a summer fling, and it forces her to see herself, and the life she left behind, in a whole new way, in Alyson Noel 's "Cruel Summer.



About the Author
Alyson Noel es la galardonada autora best seller numero uno del New York Times de Faking 19, Art Geeks and Prom Queens, Laguna Cove, Llevame a la luna, Kiss & Blog, Saving Zoe, Cruel Summer, Forever Summer, Keeping Secrets, la serie The Immortals incluyendo: Eternidad, Luna azul, Tinieblas, Llama oscura, Desafio y Destino, la serie derivada de The Immortals, Riley Bloom incluyendo Radiance, Shimmer, Dreamland y Whisper), con historias breves que aparecen en las antologias: First Kiss (Then Tell), Kisses From Hell, & Dear Bully. Autora de una serie para jovenes, La cazadora de almas incluyendo Fated & Echo y Mystic, & Horizon. Con mas de ocho best sellers del New York Times en dos anos, y mas de 7 millones de ejemplares a la venta, sus libros han sido traducidos a 37 idiomas, se han vendido en mas de 50 paises, y han llegado a las listas del New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal, LA Times, NCIBA, Walmart, y numerosas listas internacionales de best sellers. Y han obtenido numerosos premios, como: National Reader's Choice Award, NYLA Book of Winter Award, NYPL Stuff for the Teenage, TeenReads Best Books of 2007, Reviewer's Choice 2007 Top Ten, han aparecido en el segmento -Give the Gift of Reading- del programa matutino de CBS, y se han incluido en -lista de exitos- de la revista Seventeen y Beach Book Club Pick. Nacida y criada en el condado de Orange, California, ha vivido en Mykonos y en Manhattan, y actualmente se ha establecido en el sur de California, donde esta trabajando en su siguiente libro.


Praise For Cruel Summer

"Alyson Noël truly captures what it's like to be a teenager struggling to find herself." --Portrait Magazine “Noël writes a smart and compelling story about life, love and loss that you won't be able to put down.” --Cara Lockwood, author of Wuthering High "Noël writes with a bit more humor and authenticity than some of her contemporaries." --Booklist