Reviewed by Sally Kruger, aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.com
Imagine being the youngest of three daughters. Your mother's pet name for you is Baby. No one expects that you have a life or even want one besides hanging out at home with dear old mom and dad. Meet Rica.
The summer camping trip is just beginning. Rica, her two older sisters, her mom and dad, aunt and uncle, plus one cousin and his friend are headed to their usual campground. Rica is determined that this summer it's going to be different. She is going to have fun and adventure.
Much to her amazement, the fun and adventure begins quite quickly and easily when she meets Stefan. At first it is just the casual glance and nod, but then, thanks to a heat-induced faint on the beach, Rica really has Stefan's attention.
The problem is that Rica's older sister, Michelle, seems to have his attention, too. Will the girls fight over him or realize what a creep he is being and join forces to teach him a lesson?
RICA'S SUMMER is one of the NOT JUST PROMS & PARTIES books by Patricia G. Penny. With its sibling rivalry, hot guys, and illegally obtained alcohol, it should be popular with teen girls. The author packs in plenty of action in the less than 140-page book, and also includes a message teens can't miss.