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Laguna Cove

Laguna Cove

The new girl always makes waves.

Welcome to Laguna Beach, California, where the beach is hot, the teens are beautiful, and there's always time for surfing.

Anne's new life in Laguna Beach feels more like a death sentence than a vacation. The local high school is the exact opposite of her former Connecticut prep school, and the social scene is all about hanging at the beach and surfing. But when Anne finally makes friends at one of her dad's show-biz parties, she decides to give California a chance. There's wild child Lola; laid back, free-spirited Jade; and beautiful, competitive Ellie. And of course, Chris, the gorgeous guy who teaches Anne how to surf. Anne becomes fast friends with Jade and Lola, but no matter how hard she tries, Ellie won't give her a chance. And the closer Anne grows to Chris, and the better she gets at surfing, the more Ellie seems to hate her. But now that Anne has worked so hard to find her place, she's not about to budge—especially since she plans to enter the annual surf competition, where she'll really give Ellie a run for her money.

With the signature humor and spot-on insight into teenage life that her readers have come to love, Alyson Noël makes waves with Laguna Cove.

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"New reads that'll make you want to finish your homework."
   —Justine Magazine

"Laguna Cove is a super-easy, fast, fun read. All you need to enjoy summer is this book, a pool, and a cold drink!"
   —5 Stars—Taylor Rector, Teens Read Too

"...Laguna Cove is a great new novel from the author of Art Geeks and Prom Queens. You can almost feel the salt spray on your face, the isolation of living in a new place and struggling to fit in, not to mention the thrill of first love that Anne and her friends experience. The great array of characters with different life experiences, personalities and home lives but a common love for surfing adds variety and surprises. Alyson Noël truly captures what it's like to be a teenager struggling to find herself. A must read!"
   —Portrait Magazine

St. Martin's Griffin, (July 2006), ISBN: 9780312348694