Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Pages: 117 (Paperback)
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation (2008)
My Rating: 7/10
ACROSS THE POND BY STORYHEART
Burrrdonk! The wheels locked as the plane descended toward the airport.
This is such a lovely, feel good short story which starts as 14 year old Fred arrives in America (across the pond) to stay for two weeks with his father's best friend's family -- Phil, wife Julie and daughter Brittney -- as his parents have won a holiday of a lifetime to Australia and couldn't take him with them.
A romance soon develops between Fred and Brittney and Fred's time in America is full of ups and downs, including getting into trouble on more than one occasion by the difference in the meaning of words, a misunderstanding with Brittney's flirtatious friend, protecting her honour and how attending a baseball game has unexpected repercussions!
My only problem with this book is how quickly Brit and Fred 'fell in love' which I thought was a little bit unreal.
But, overall, a quick, easy read with some funny moments and one that I would recommend for teens.