My Not-So-Terrible Time at the Hippie Hotel
Viking / 2003
Tracy's summer vacation couldn't start off any worse. Her father has dragged her to Farnsworth House, a.k.a. the Hippie Hotel, on Cape Cod. It's a place where divorced parents bring their children for quality "Together Time." Tracy dreads the whole idea, until she meets the other girls her age at the hotel. They seem friendly and fun. But they're also great at flirting, which Tracy definitely isn't. When Tracy meets Kevin, a cute, smart guy, she panics. With pretty friends like Kelsey and Beka around, how can Tracy possibly interest Kevin? Then again, maybe she is someone worth knowing, and maybe Kevin thinks so too. Filled with strong, appealing characters and heartfelt narration, this is a touching and memorable first novel.
Forced to go with her father to a house on Cape Cod where divorced parents spend "Together Time" with their kids, teenaged Tracy finds the experience bearable after meeting a local boy named Kevin.