Girlfriend Material (Hardcover)

By Melissa Kantor

Disney-Hyperion, 9781423108498, 256pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2009



Kate's not the type to lose it over a guy. So she's appalled by her mom's summer plan: to drag Kate along to Cape Cod, in a ploy to make Kate's dad jealous. But just when Kate's resigned herself to three months of stoic solitude at the country club, a cute boy named Adam starts drawing her out, and seems intrigued. Suddenly Kate can't help but wonder what it would be like if a guy lost it over her.
When her breezy romance quickly grows more complicated, can Kate keep pretending Adam is just a carefree fling? Or will she risk telling him her real feelings? Now Kate is asking herself a question she never thought she'd stoop to: Is she girlfriend material?

About the Author

Melissa Kantor ( is a teacher in Brooklyn, New York, where she lives with her husband, the poet Ben Gantcher, and their three children. She is the author of "Confessions of a Not It Girl"; If I Have a Wicked Stepmother, Where's My Prince? and The Breakup Bible. Visit her online at