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I mean, from what Jessica was telling me, Israeli stores have the latest fashions from Europe. That black dress Jessica has is really awesome. Think goats, not Gucci. Going to Israel with her estranged Israeli father is the last thing Amy wants to do this summer.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Unfortunately for year-old Amy Ne Moshav? Paperbackpages. How simlne Ruin 1. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about How to Ruin a Summer Vacationplease sign up. Is it only epkeles or is someone else here because of Daemon Black Pepe on the cover?

Definitely gonna read this. Should i read this? Elizabeth Yes, the book is hilarious and very inspiring. See all 5 questions about How to Ruin a Summer Vacation…. Lists with This Book.

Damn, I haven’t written a review in forever. Seriously, I am like 13 books behind or something. So, I am going backwards, reviewing the freshest ones first. This is my second Simone Elkeles book. I read Perfect Chemistry, and enjoyed it, but for some reason it took me two years to pick up another Elkeles. I’m not sure if How to Ruin a Summer Vacation was the right one for me. Young Adult books are supposedly marketed for teenagers, but I’m not so sure about that one.

Just looking at m Damn, I haven’t written a review in forever. Just looking at my friends here on Goodreads, most of them are women who love YA just for the escape it provides from life. Even as an honest-to-goodness teenager, I know very few of my peers actually read YA sumemr fun. I am truly an anomaly. Maybe not here on a book site for nerds, but in real life, definitely.


Anyway, what was my point? To me, Amy was annoying and stereotypical as a shallow, overdramatic American teen girl. Mehbe to “older” readers of YA I’m not calling you guys old My God, my mother has my permission to beat dlkeles down with a hose if I ever acted that way. Don’t get me wrong, I am pretty over-dramatic, but I don’t assume I am getting drafted into the Israeli Army just because my father is taking me there on vacation.

And she was so bitchy and moody and selfish and self-absorbed and lots of other whiney bad things!

Anyway, besides my intense dislike of Amy, I will grudgingly admit, there were some funny parts, and I was grinning through a lot of it.

The romance was pretty heated towards the end, even though I vacatuon see the reason why anyone would want to kiss Amy apart from finally getting her to shut up. It wasn’t a bad book.

I learned a little bit about Israeli culture my public education failed me in that regard. The star reduction was entirely because of Amy. If you can stand her, there is a good chance you will love this book. View all 20 comments. Apr 26, Ziv rated it really liked it Shelves: Ok, before I start reviewing the book I have to say a couple of things vvacation bout Israel. I live in Israel. My mom lived in the US for 20 years and moved to Israel because of my dad, therefore I read only english books and speak english better then I speak hebrew.

I started reading this book knowing it will be a fun read about a book that’s written from Americans perspective about Israel. About Israeli’s and American’s being together. While I was su,mer this book I understood that the Ok, before I start reviewing the book I have to say a couple of things a bout Israel. While I was reading this book I understood that the author didn’t really know many things about Israel. But when you write a book you need to make sure you have all the right facts.

So before I tell you what I thought rruin the book I have to clarify some things that bothered me throughout the book. Maya, Mia, Noa, Dana, Natalie I am 19, which means that I am a soldier. We, soldires, are not, I repeat, are NOT bodyguards or work in any security company. We do not stand in airports with guns, outside of clubs which we don’t call disco- number three of the list that bothered me summwr I.

D’s and being called when there’s a fight- That is for the tl to take care of. Not the clubs or hotels, but the country itself! So reading about soldiers being like bodyguards just had me wanting to explain to you all that it’s not true.


We don’t say disco anymore.

My dad didn’t even say disco when he was a teen. Like-“hey, let’s go to a party” not “hey let’s disco” People don’t lick one another at clubs. Sorry to burst you guys’ ym Well I guess weirdos do, but it like never happens here. Now about fuin book: I, actually, really liked it. When I started reading it I thought it will be horrible, but I instantly summe it and read it in one sitting. Amy was, sometimes, annoying and too much to handle. I liked that she grew throughout the book.

It took some time but I’m happy it happened. I can’t wait to read the second book and see what happens to Amy when she’s in the US. I hope Avi will be involved.

How to Ruin My Teenage Life

Overall it was a fun read. I found myself laughing and smiling to myself most of the time. I really recommend this book.

But again, I had to explain some stuff. View all 5 comments. May 24, Kricket rated it did not like it Shelves: View all 3 comments. You just cant go wrong with Simone Elkeles.

She turns everything she touches in gold. Check this one out.

How to Ruin a Summer Vacation (How to Ruin, #1) by Simone Elkeles

It was a fun read altogether. A little family drama,some friendship stuff and we cant forget about romance. View all 8 comments. Jun 07, kari rated it liked it. I’d have liked to read more about Amy’s talks with her Safta. She seems to immediately connect with her, worries about her health, but why?

Because the older woman has her eyes? This is the basis of her beginning to change, I’d have liked to be in on more of their conversations. I’d have liked more of the Jewish traditions, the Seder, keeping Kosher, their beliefs. I’d have liked more of her Israeli family whom we barely got to know, exept for the cousin Amy refers to as Snotty and the toddler, Matan.

I’d have liked some sense of her sumer relationship with the family.