Westminster Abby

by Ostow, Micol.

Format: Print Book 2005
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Moon Township Public Library Young Adult Fiction YA F SASS
Location  Moon Township Public Library
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
Call Number  YA F SASS
Abby has always considered herself to be a little vanilla - sweet, plain, but not very exciting. So when she finds herself flying across the ocean to London, trying to forget her problems with her cheating ex-boyfriend and her overprotective parents, she figures her semester abroad is her chance to become one big hot fudge sundae. And she isn't disappointed. London boasts a plethora of funky pubs and shops, drivers on the wrong side of the street, French fries called chips, and a very charming Brit named Ian. As Abby moves closer to the vision of her wild child self, she realizes that sometimes leaving what you know best actually brings you closer to what you best know - yourself. This S.A.S.S. (Students Across the Seven Seas) novel is one of the first two in our new study abroad fiction series. Teen girls will latch onto these books as they're enmeshed in the lives of characters just like themselves, who are experiencing new cultures, new friendships, and new worlds through study abroad!
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 6-9. Like Peggy Guthart Strauss' Getting the Boot 0 (2005), Ostow's novel is part of the S.A.S.S. (Students across the Seven Seas) series. The series name sounds a little staid, but, actually, it's a fresh idea. The S.A.S.S. program brings American students to foreign shores. In this book, Abby, a 16-year-old from an overprotective family, has a chance to let loose in London. The big question is whether she will take back her boyfriend, James, who cheated on her, when he shows up in London, or stick with Ian, the Brit from Manchester--even though their relationship will be super-long distance, once she goes home. This is as much as a travel book as a romance, and, for the most part, Ostow does a good job of fitting all the sights, sounds, and smells into the story. Considering the price, this is decent chick lit on the cheap. --Ilene Cooper Copyright 2005 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The Students Across the Seven Seas (or ?S.A.S.S.?) series makes its maiden voyage to London, where 16-year-old Abby is enrolled in a summer session, studying at a local college. Having ?discovered that she was a little vanilla,? Abby hopes to add some flavor to her life and taste ?that hot-fudge sundae lifestyle she so craved.? She?s also looking forward to some time away from her overprotective parents, who signed her up for the London program to put distance between her and James, a college student she has been dating against their wishes. Alas, before leaving for London, Abby learned that James was cheating on her?but made this discovery after she?d bought him a plane ticket so he could visit her abroad. In London, she bonds with Zoe, a spunky and punky, green-haired classmate; and falls in love with Ian, a British student. James?s inevitable appearance?at precisely the wrong moment?adds a dose of melodrama. Yet despite some soap operatic strains, Ostow interjects diverting descriptions of London highlights and introduces some appealing characters, especially the increasingly self-assured and independent heroine. Teenage girls, especially those with a penchant for travel, will find this a light yet flavorful morsel. The series visits Italy in Getting the Boot (014240144), due the same month. Ages 12-up. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information."

Additional Information
Series S.A.S.S. : Students Across the Seven Seas.
Book four written by Cathy Hapka
#1 - Westminster Abby
#2 - Getting the boot
#3 - Spain or shine
#4 - Pardon my French
Subjects Teenagers -- Juvenile fiction.
Self-perception -- Juvenile fiction.
Foreign study -- Juvenile fiction.
Schools -- England -- London -- Juvenile fiction.
Teenagers -- Fiction.
Self-perception -- Fiction.
Foreign study -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
London (England) -- Juvenile fiction.
London (England) -- Fiction.
Publisher New York, N.Y. :Speak,2005
Language English
Notes Map on endpaper.
Description 169 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
ISBN 0142404136 (pbk.)
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