A & L Do Summer by Jan Blazanin is definitely my kinda book. It is full of hillbilly-goodness and it is absolutely hysterical. Seriously, it isn’t gonna add any depth to your life – but it will make you laugh your butt off.
From pigs being accidentally set loose in a school to falling in pet-love with a chicken scheduled to be served up for dinner, this book delivers the originality.
Laurel is new to small town Iowa, but has become close with a native named Aspen. Aspen is determined to score them both spots in the popular crowd – which, in turn, should score them both boyfriends. But, as we know, these things never go according to plan. As they navigate through after-school jobs and drunken high school parties, disaster and embarrassment follow them everywhere. Also: things actually take a pretty sinister turn. You’ll be surprised by the level of violence they accidentally find themselves exposed to. I certainly was!
Anyway – bottom line. I loved Lauren, Aspen and all their crazy plans. This book was so much fun to read, I found myself laughing constantly. There isn’t a lot of plot or character development, and it definitely isn’t the kind of book you’ll be remembering a long time after finishing it. What it does deliver is a good time, and if you’re in the mood to laugh I definitely recommend dedicating a couple of hours to this one!