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Narrated by: Kyla Garcia, Andrew Eiden
Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 11-13
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A popular guy and a shy girl with a secret become unlikely accomplices in midnight pranking and are soon in over their heads - with the law and with each other - in this sparkling standalone from New York Times best-selling author Anna Banks.

It's been several years since Carly Vega's parents were deported. Carly lives with her older brother, studies hard, and works the graveyard shift at a convenience store to earn enough to bring her parents back from Mexico.

Arden Moss used to be the star quarterback at school. He used to date popular blondes and have fun pranking with his older sister, Amber. But now all that has changed, and Arden needs a new accomplice - especially one that his father, the town sheriff, will disapprove of.

All Carly wants is to stay under the radar and do what her family expects. All Arden wants is not to do what his family expects. When their paths cross, they each realize they've allowed their lives to be driven by the wishes of others. Just like real life, Carly and Arden's journey toward their true hearts - and one another - is funny, romantic, and sometimes harsh.

©2015 Anna Banks (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Laura Moder
  • 08-01-17

If you haven't read this book...

then you are wasting your life!
This book was beautifully written. The narrators were perfect for the characters they portrayed. This was the first Anna Banks book I have read/listened to, but it certainly won't be the last!

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  • C.G.
  • 18-03-16

It started off with promise but...

None of it - the subpar writing, the cardboard/goody goody characters, the flat romance, the wildly outlandish plot - made listening to this entire book worth it. The beginning I'd have given a 4 to, until the novel grew progressively more cheeseball and delved into the delusionally unrealistic. That's all I'll say. Don't bother with this book because the promising potential it appears to wear in the beginning flakes off throughout the narrative in scales of disappointment, expectations unmet, and wasted time.

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