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Wish You Were Italian
by Kristin Rae


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Enjoy "Wish You Were Italian" and the other standalone titles in Bloomsbury's contemporary If Only romance line centered around an impossible problem: "you always want what you can't have"
The summer before senior year of high school. It's supposed to be one of the biggest summers of her life, but Pippa is headed to an art program she has no interest in.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Enjoy "Wish You Were Italian" and the other standalone titles in Bloomsbury's contemporary If Only romance line centered around an impossible problem: "you always want what you can't have"
The summer before senior year of high school. It's supposed to be one of the biggest summers of her life, but Pippa is headed to an art program she has no interest in. The one saving grace is it's in Italy. And when the opportunity strikes, she decides to ditch the program and travel Italy accomplishing her own list of goals. Things like swimming in the Mediterranean Sea, eating a whole pizza in one sitting and falling in love with an Italian boy

As she explores the famous cities of Rome and Pompeii, Pippa finds herself falling for two boys: a local guy she knows is nothing but trouble and a cute American archaeology student who keeps disappearing and reappearing at the strangest moments. Will Pippa find her true love before her parents find out the truth about her summer program?"

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781619632868
  • ISBN-10: 1619632861
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books
  • Publish Date: May 2014
  • Page Count: 323
  • Reading Level: Ages 12-UP
  • Dimensions: 7.65 x 5.2 x 0.83 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.42 pounds

Series: If Only

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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Love & Romance
Books > Juvenile Fiction > People & Places - Europe

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-03-17
  • Reviewer: Staff

This breezy, envy-inducing romance opens the If Only series, written by multiple authors. For some reason, 17-year-old Pippa Preston is dreading spending the summer in Italy—her parents are forcing her to attend an art history program in Florence. When Pippa’s plane lands in Rome, she discovers that her father has given her an envelope full of euros, and she decides to forgo summer school in favor of sightseeing and meeting boys. A new Italian friend, Chiara, whisks Pippa off to her family’s house on the Cinque Terre, and Pippa’s charmed summer becomes even more so (especially after two boys, one American and one Italian, enter the picture). Debut author Rae’s style is upbeat and cheerful, but like Pippa, who throws caution to the wind, the story lacks direction, with choppy prose and brief chapters tugging readers this way and that. Rae uses advice from one of Pippa’s friends back home to give some structure to Pippa’s zigging and zagging, but it’s not quite enough to anchor the novel. Available simultaneously: Fool Me Twice by Mandy Hubbard. Ages 12–up. Agent: Marietta Zacker, Nancy Gallt Literary Agency. (May)

 
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