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The Trouble With Flirting

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Title:  The Trouble With Flirting
Author: Claire LaZebnik
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of Pages: 313 (paperback)
Advertised Age Level: Ages 13 and up

Age and Grade of Main Character(s):   17/18 – summer between Junior and Senior year

Language:  no profanity
Sex: kissing
Drug/Alcohol Use:  characters use fake IDs to buy alcohol in a club, characters smoke cigarettes
Violence: none
Social Issues:  first love, love triangles
Suggested Movie Grade:  PG

Premise:
Franny’s family can’t afford to send her to fancy summer camps, so when she has the opportunity to work for her aunt as a costume assistant at the Mansfield drama camp, at least she won’t have to spend the summer home alone. She’s even more excited to discover that the guy she’s had a crush on since middle school – Alex Braverman – is attending the camp. Unfortunately, Alex has eyes only for the gorgeous Isabella. But when Harry, the most attractive, most flirtatious guy at camp, begins to pay Franny extra special attention, she can’t decide if he really likes her, or if she’s just another one of the many girls Harry tries to charm. But just when she and Harry seem to reach an understanding, Alex begins to hint that he has romantic feelings for Franny.

Potential Points of Concern: 

Harry and Isabella often go off to smoke cigarettes. Franny does not smoke.

Harry and Isabella have fake I.D.s that they use to order adult beverages.

Age Appropriateness:  13 +

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