Animal Attraction

Animal Attraction

by Jamie Ponti

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Overview

The Season of (No?) Love

Jane's life is one giant Conspiracy, with the whole world plotting to keep any chance of romance far, far away. Her social history (17 years, 0 boyfriends) is proof positive of that. But this summer, she's determined to crank it up.

Jane's snagged a gig at the local theme park as part of the star attraction — the Mermaid Show. But then the Conspiracy strikes, and she ends up starstruck in a furry beaver costume all day long. Hard to breathe, let alone flirt....Can Jane figure a way out of the beaver suit and into the arms of her summer love?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442460591
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication date: 03/09/2012
Series: Romantic Comedies Series
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

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Animal Attraction 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would definitely recommend this book
alyssama121 More than 1 year ago
Animal Attraction is a cute romantic comedy taking place in the mid 2000’s — one that I liked a lot more than I was expecting to. Jane has a lot of big plans for the summer — one is to work a couple jobs to pay her share for the car her parents just bought her. However, when it looks as though she’s about to be scouted by a great university to be on their swim team, she has to drop out of the Mermaid Show at her local theme park, because swimming in it would make her a professional swimmer, which would disqualify her. So, she ends up becoming an animal character instead. On top of that, she wants to find a boyfriend for the summer. She has to learn how to balance her social and work life, and it turns out to be a bit of a challenge! One of the strongest points of this book for me is that while it has the stereotypical love-triangle bit, it’s not done in a melodramatic, terrible way. Jane is never forced to choose between which guy she likes most; she starts dating a guy, and that’s that for the other love interest. Also, both of them are very nice and would be good boyfriends for her. I hate when one love interest is clearly terrible (I hate it more when he gets chosen, way to show teenagers how they should approach relationships — but, I digress), and the other is perfect and it’s somehow a conflict. Thankfully, it’s done tastefully and shows a very real situation where people have choices as to who they want to date and it’s all about timing and courage and all sorts of other factors. I also love all the characters in this book. Jane is such a relatable character — she just wants to have fun and pursue her dreams. I like that her parents seemed like actual people and were given more of a role than I usually see in these types of books. Jane’s best friends are also a riot. They are all super supportive of one another and while they have their disagreements, they also have each other’s backs, and it’s a great portrayal of a high school friend group. Aside from that, it’s funny and it shows how fun relationships (and different) relationships can be. It also shows how tangled lies can get when you try to be someone you’re not. I’m not sure how well the pop culture references would be received in today’s time, since they all very much draw from the mid-to-late 2000’s. Aside from that, though, this is a cute fun romance. It’s a fast, fluffy read, so if that’s what you’re looking for, I definitely recommend it.
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SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
She even helps 17 year old Alex how to swim and the two become a couple. But then why does Jane get jealous when she sees her best friend and Grayson, a co-worker at Magic Waters dancing? Hmm...This is a funny read. Also, that's nice of her parents to cheer Jane up, especially her dad. Anyone notice how in most books, there's a character name Jane? Must be a popular name. Anyway, liked this book.
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I love this book! I was avoiding it for a while but when I read the first chapter I was instantly hooked. I ended up luaghing so hard during class at some of the things that were going on in this book. It was just a fun read that will have you laughing in no time!
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LucyLOvesYa More than 1 year ago
I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!!! ALEX SOUNDS LIKE THE PERFECT BOYFRIEND!!! LOL YOU MUST READ IT IT'S REALLY GOOD!!!
PriscyPK More than 1 year ago
Ok so how can you expect to have a summer love when you are stuck giving swimming lessons and not so hot as a beaver? Can Jane really become what she is not to have a wild time? I mean, how many people can you be at once, rite? See if Jane gets to have the summer of her life... I promise you won't be able to put this one down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is definitly one of my favorite books in this romantic comedy series and I found that the main character is oddly like me! It's crazy! I'm a swimmer, I LOVE Ben and Jerry's ice cream, my dad is a fire fighter, and wow! Everything she says reminds me of something I would do! 100 thumbs up
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved it. I read it once, and thought it was .. okay. But i read it again, and i loved it. It's an amazing book. You should totally read it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I wasn't as impressed as I thought I'd be. Granted, it had me laughing, but overall, it's a good book to read during your spare time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Good intentions. Not as impressed as I thought it was. I didn't think it was that bad, but it wasn't that amazing. I really don't think that Jane and Alex got that much closure. One thumb up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down. It was awesome!!! Everyone should read it and it was a good book especially because it was about an average teenager!! Read it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book defied all the qualities I would want in a perfect and flawless plot. Of course, even perfection has limits. Hey, if people can overlook these barely significant, unnoticable flaws. I mean especially when Jane goes into Bikini Jane mode, it was hilarious. Her humor is wonderfully heartwarming-and stomaching(yes, i`m aware that is not a real word) I recommend this to everyone whose into the geek(well semi-)/beaver/mermaid/swimmer romance, you should totally pick up this book. Warning: Excessive laughter ahead.