Author: Laura Bowers
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Adults
You’re having the summer of your life at your family’s campground, hanging out with your best friend and honing your flirting skills. Then, the girl who has made your life miserable suddenly is making your life miserable once again. Dee Barton and her mother run the Barton Family Campground after Dee’s father died. She just recently broke up with her horrible boyfriend, Blaine, and already the popular girls’ queen, Sabrina, has taken him as her own. But then things get complicated when the campground runs into trouble and Dee and Sabrina have to work together...despite hating each other.
Just Flirt is perfect for girls in middle school. Especially if they like comedy and romance wrapped together into one novel. It would attract readers who like realistic fiction about girls who overcome big problems in their lives.
Just Flirt is a great book, including everything a book needs. The characters are very developed and seem real and the plot keeps you reading for sure. But several times in the book, the story moves too fast and you miss important information, causing you to reread parts throughout the book. All in all, though, it’s a great summer read that will definitely make you smile.