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Roseau Public Library j ARL (Text) 35500006509200 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780593112939
  • ISBN: 0593112938
  • Physical Description: 340 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, 2021.

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"Would-be amusement park aficionado Dalia only has two items on her summer bucket list: (1) finally ride a roller coaster and (2) figure out how to make a new best friend. But when her dad suddenly announces that he's engaged, Dalia's schemes come to a screeching halt. With Dalia's future stepsister Alexa heading back to college soon, the grown-ups want the girls to spend the last weeks of summer bonding--meaning Alexa has to cancel the amusement park road trip she's been planning for months. Luckily Dalia comes up with a new plan: If she joins Alexa on her trip and brings Rani, the new girl from her swim team, along maybe she can have the perfect summer after all. But what starts out as a week of funnel cakes and Lazy River rides goes off the rails when Dalia discovers that Alexa's girlfriend is joining the trip. And keeping Alexa's secret makes Dalia realize one of her own: She might have more-than-friend feelings for Rani" -- Amazon.com.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 April #2
    In theory, 13-year-old Dalia loves roller coasters. She's watched hours of POV movies online, but she has yet to actually ride a coaster herself. Emotionally speaking, however, it's another story. Dalia is thrown for a few loops when her divorced dad reveals that not only is he dating again, but he has gotten engaged. And to make it worse, the woman he is engaged to has a daughter, Alexa. When Dalia finds out that Alexa (both girls are white) has planned an amusement park tour with her friend Dhruv (Indian American), Dalia asks if she and her friend Rani (Persian American) can tag along. Along the way, secrets are revealed, emotions run high, and although things never go truly off the rails, the kids end up closer to each other than they ever expected. In this debut novel, Arlow delves into the highs and lows of early adolescent relationships—­platonic and romantic—through a delightfully queer-positive and engrossing road-trip story. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jake Maia Arlow is a podcast producer, writer, and bagel connoisseur. She studied evolutionary biology and creative writing (not as different as you might think) at Barnard College. They live with their girlfriend and their loud cat in the Pacific Northwest. 

Subject: Infatuation > Juvenile fiction.
Middle school students > Juvenile fiction.
Vacations > Juvenile fiction.
Female friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Coming out (Sexual orientation) > Juvenile fiction.
Lesbians > Juvenile fiction.
Amusement parks > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Bildungsromans.

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