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  • SubGenre:Coming of Age
  • Age Range (years):13 and up
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Woodland Hills
  • Series Number:2
  • Pages:176
  • Paperback ISBN:9798987385821

Chasing Summer

by Amy Gleason

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With only a short time left before Joanna Conors moves away for college, summer is quickly slipping away. There are dance competitions, world travel, social loose ends to tie up, and at the Toy Store... there is Luke. Joanna finds herself chasing summer as she contemplates the challenges of all that she bargained for, in this 2nd book of the Woodland Hills series.
It's summer vacation, and Joanna is ready to put in many hours at the Toy Store and at the dance studio before heading off to college in the fall. There are performances and competitions to prepare for at the studio, and at the Toy Store... there is Luke. Luke has a lot of baggage, yet there's something that continues to draw Joanna to him. He promises to protect her from their co-worker Mike, whose once harmless crush has now become creepy. But this offer is tangled with what appears to be a double life, and the summer of sanctity Joanna dreams of is quickly slipping away. Pressure at the dance studio rises, the roller coaster of nonsense with Luke spins out of control, and Mike's affinity for Joanna becomes increasingly disturbing. Now, her lifelong pal Matthew seems to be the only guy Joanna can count on, but... Matthew is her best guy friend! With the big move to college looming on the horizon, Joanna's security is on borrowed time. Chasing Summer is the 2nd book from Woodland Hills, a series that takes you back to simpler days of the mid-1990s. Follow young Joanna Conors and her friends, whose journey into adulthood continues here in this small Minnesota town.
About the author
Amy Gleason is a young adult novelist and children's book author & illustrator. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Stillwater, Minnesota, where she finds tremendous inspiration for her stories. She is always writing, but she also enjoys running, biking, teaching, scrapbooking, and traveling.

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