CONFESSIOINS OF A TRIPLE SHOT BETTY
New York : The Penguin Group, 2008
So much for my summer. I should have known. School’s not even out yet,
and Operation Girlfriend is already in tatters. Amber, Hero, and I were
going to be glorious; armed with big sunglasses and supersized ice mochas,
we were supposed to take the crazy, tourist-trap, sun-and-wine-soaked town
by storm. … But what are we doing instead? Enduring awkward pauses and
thinly veiled snarkiness. Fabu, Just what I had in mind.”
Geena is a skater Betty, working with her best friend Amber at the tiny coffee shack known as Triple Shot Betty’s. Hero, Geena’s extremely sheltered boarding school cousin, is coming home to spend the summer in wine country Sonoma with her dad. Geena is psyched bout the three of them being best friends and painting each others toenails, but it doesn’t really work out that way. From the minute Hero steps into Triple Shot Betty’s life, Amber hates her, and Geena doesn’t really know why. And, of course, that’s not all. Amber is infatuated with John Jamison, the super popular and cocky class president and half brother of PJ, the Prince, Jamison. John, however, doesn’t care about Amber. He wants Hero, the new girl in town. But Hero has eyes only for Claudio, the hunky Italian boy visiting to work in the vineyards whom only she can communicate with. And then there’s Ben, PJ’s best friend. Ben and Geena have been arguing nemeses sense the fifth grade, always trying to one up each other. And, alas, even more goes wrong. John is up to no good, Amber does something she’ll regret, Hero’s reputation gets destroyed, and Geena gets pulled into everything. The girls, along with some other broken hearts, plot to take down the evil, and sadly horribly attractive, John. So, how’s it all going to end for the Bettys?
Prepared by: Harriet Boatwright for South Carolina Young Adult Book Award Nominees, 2010-2011
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Summer -- Fiction.
Identity -- Fiction.
Sonoma County (Calif.) -- Fiction.