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Unusual Summer Job Experiences by Angela, Teen Blogger


The summer we’ve longed for is here. Have you ever had a summer job? Babysitting, paper delivery, walking dogs, mowing lawns, and etc... Do you think those jobs are exciting enough? Are you ready to do something that even your friends haven’t heard of? Let’s see what kinds of ideas there are in library books.

Magic Hands - book coverMagic Hands by Jennifer Laurens

“Cort, the high school senior jock seems to have it all -- except a summer job. When he lands one doing women's nails, his eyes are opened to the catty, back-stabbing world of females. Girls he thought he knew and trusted turn out to shock and use him. He gets to know Rachel, an elusive girl the others gossip about, a girl with secrets. From her he learns there is more to life than weekend partying and social status, and one of the secrets she shares with him will change his life forever."- from the publisher.

Ok, so I have to admit, I haven’t read this book yet. But when I was searching the library website for cool reads, I found this. (Yes, please use the library catalogue, it’s awesome. You find books you have no idea that they even existed.) Magic Hands seems like a book directed at finding exciting jobs, how cool is that? And if you are curious, whether a boy or a girl, why not get a job in a beauty salon; meet some interesting people and maybe hear whole lot of juicy gossip. Hehe.

What Happened to Goodbye- book coverWhat Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen

I’ve always like Sarah Dessen books. I think she touches greatly upon teen life issues and the society we live in. This book is a great read for teens finding themselves with bitter issues in their lives.

Mclean Sweet is a high school student dealing with her parents’ divorce and constant changes of schools. In her new town she meets new people and works in her dad’s restaurant. She also helps build a plastic model of the town!To me, building a tiny plastic model of the community is one of the greatest experiences to get to know every single tree, car and house in your neighborhood. Even though this job isn’t just limited to summer, it’s still a job I would want.

Aquamarine-book coverAquamarine by Alice Hoffman

Aquamarine is a light read that talks about mermaids and swimming. If you like fantasy and romance, you’ve got it! Not only do you get to know more about beach clubs, you get to experience the life of a life guard. A life guard sounds like a perfect summer job, in the water and helping people.

And beaches? Oh please, my favourite place ever. After you 'taste' the world of salt water, you can also watch the movie, Aquamarine. It’s one of those movies you watch with your friends on a lazy summer day. Check it out, the library has them both!

Tell me if you have a cooler job than any of those mentioned above, because I’m dying to do something bizarre!


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