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Simone Elkeles, author of the How to Ruin seriesis a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author.  Some of her books are YALSA Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers and named to the YALSA Popular Paperbacks and Teens Top Ten lists.

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Simone Elkeles, author of the How to Ruin seriesis a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author.  Some of her books are YALSA Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers and named to the YALSA Popular Paperbacks and Teens Top Ten lists.  The three books in this series include, How to Ruin a Summer Vacation, How to Ruin My Teenage Life, and How to Ruin Your Boyfriend's Reputation.  These, along with a couple of other books by Elkeles are available in Ebooks Minnesota and have been called "fresh, fun, and fabulous", "a breezy read," and "guaranteed NOT to ruin your summer vacation."  

"Like most teens, Amy Nelson just wanted a normal summer.  She wants to spend time with her best friend and boyfriend but instead her estranged father takes her to Israel where drama ensues. "With an entirely new family and obnoxious people in a totally different country, it seems like this might be the craziest summer yet for Amy."  In books #2 and #3 Amy's life continues to be less than ideal with troubles involving her mother, dog, and an annoying boy living in her apartment building.  Click the links below to begin reading.

How to Ruin a Summer Vacation

How to Ruin My Teenage Life

How to Ruin Your Boyfriend's Reputation

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Beth Staats
Reference Outreach & Instruction Librarian
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