My Best Friend, the Atlantic Ocean, and Other Great Bodies Standing Between Me and My Life with Giulio
Who knew that non-boy-crazy-jock Brady would return from Europe with an Italian boyfriend? In this sequel to Four Things My Geeky-Jock-of-a-Best-Friend Must Do in Europe, Delia launches a sneaky plan to grab Giulio the very moment he and Brady break up, which, according to all Delia’s research, should be in about 41 days.
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 9|
|Reading Level||Grade 6|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Darby Creek ™|
School Library Journal
Author: Jane Harrington
A child of the Washington DC burbs, Jane grew up with two brothers and three sisters, a mom and a dad, a beagle named Charlie and a parakeet named Pudgie. Summers were spent submerged in the local swimming pool, and winter days waned in front of TV reruns of Laugh-In and The Twilight Zone. Despite many hardships (no computers, cell phones, DVDs or microwave popcorn, to name just a few) she reached adulthood in the late 1970s. By 1990 she had three daughters, to whom she'd read aloud the entire collection of children's books at the local public library. That's when she started writing. For almost twenty years, Jane's writing has been inspired by her three daughters. Their lively personalities regularly surface in her fiction. Meghan, her oldest daughter, held the spotlight in her first published short stories in Hopscotch Magazine. Her youngest, Lucy, was strikingly similar to the central character of her first published book, Lucy's (Completely Cool and Totally True) E-Journal. And though her "middlest" daughter, Emma, may not be just like Brady, her adventures and friends sparked Four Things My Geeky-Jock-of-a-Best-Friend Must Do In Europe, as well as the spin-off novel, My Best Friend, the Atlantic Ocean, and Other Great Bodies Standing Between Me and my Life with Giulio. She loves to hike in the Blue Ridge Mountains, watch Washington Nationals baseball, and visit Ireland—the setting of her latest writing endeavor.