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Giveaway: Rules of Summer

Isabel, from Joanna Philbin's Rules of Summer, stops by FYA to share her top summer movies and give away copies of the book.

Giveaway: Rules of Summer

Over the weekend, I read (and stayed up until 3 AM doing so) Rules of Summer by Joanna Philbin, which comes out today. (Look for my review next week!) Y'all don't have to follow my reading sched, but read on for a chance to win this fun summer read!

Here's the official summary of Rules of Summer

There are two sides to every summer.

When seventeen-year-old Rory McShane steps off the bus in East Hampton, it's as if she's entered another universe, one populated by impossibly beautiful people wearing pressed khakis and driving expensive cars. She's signed on to be a summer errand girl for the Rules -- a wealthy family with an enormous beachfront mansion. Upon arrival, she's warned by other staff members to avoid socializing with the family, but Rory soon learns that may be easier said than done.

Stifled by her friends and her family's country club scene, seventeen-year-old Isabel Rule, the youngest of the family, embarks on a breathless romance with a guy whom her parents would never approve of. It's the summer for taking chances, and Isabel is bringing Rory along for the ride. But will Rory's own summer romance jeopardize her friendship with Isabel? And, after long-hidden family secrets surface, will the Rules' picture-perfect world ever be the same?

Isabel stopped by FYA to share her list of top summer movies (and YES, the many fist pumps that you'll have for her picks is an indication of how awesome she is).


1. Pride & Prejudice

I think Isabel means the 2005 version, but I'm including the miniseries as well, because DUH COLIN FIRTH.

2. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

3. Mamma Mia

4. Clueless & 5. 10 Things I Hate About You

I wonder how Isabel would have voted during Teen Movie Madness?)

6. The Princess Bride

7. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

8. About a Boy

9. Roman Holiday

10. The Bourne movie trilogy

Want to win a copy of Rules of Summer? Leave a comment with your top summer movie and THREE! winners will be randomly chosen on June 10th. So make sure to check the comments to claim your prize! (U.S. residents only -- sorry, international peeps!) (contest closed)

Mandy Wan's photo About the Author: Residing in Edmonton, AB, Mandy unabashedly loves YA lit, frozen desserts, and terrible puns.