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Honey, Baby, Sweetheart

Honey, Baby, Sweetheart

Written by Deb Caletti

Narrated by Amanda Ronconi


Honey, Baby, Sweetheart

Written by Deb Caletti

Narrated by Amanda Ronconi

ratings:
4/5 (12 ratings)
Length:
7 hours
Released:
May 20, 2010
ISBN:
9781423396451
Format:
Audiobook

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Description

It is summer in the Northwest town of Nine Mile Falls, and sixteen-year-old Ruby McQueen, ordinarily dubbed The Quiet Girl, finds herself hanging out with gorgeous, rich, thrill-seeking Travis Becker. But Ruby is in over her head, and finds she is risking more and more when she's with him.

In an effort to keep Ruby occupied, Ruby's mother, Ann, drags Ruby to the weekly book club she runs. When it is discovered that one of the group's own members is the subject of the tragic love story they are reading, Ann and Ruby spearhead a reunion between the long-ago lovers. But for Ruby, this mission turns out to be much more than just a road trip. . . .

Released:
May 20, 2010
ISBN:
9781423396451
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook


About the author

Deb Caletti is the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of over sixteen books for adults and young adults, including Honey, Baby, Sweetheart, a finalist for the National Book Award; A Heart in a Body in the World, a Michael L. Printz Honor Book; Girl, Unframed; and One Great Lie. Her books have also won the Josette Frank Award for Fiction, the Washington State Book Award, and numerous other state awards and honors, and she was a finalist for the PEN USA Award. She lives with her family in Seattle.


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What people think about Honey, Baby, Sweetheart

3.8
12 ratings / 9 Reviews
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  • (3/5)
    If the first half of the book had been as good as the second, I would have loved it. Almost stopped reading.
  • (2/5)
    Not a good read or inspiring for young girls. A timid girl meets a bad boy and their relationship begins and ends with no feeling whatsoever. The mother is of no use and the book club they both frequent can put anyone to sleep. I have no idea how this won an award.
  • (5/5)
    In short, this book has an amazing Sarah Dessen like quality to it. You were instantly drawn to the bad a** Travis Becker, even though you knew the romance was scary and maybe dangerous. But you didn't love only him, but also the Casserole Queens. After all, old people are endearing AND crazy! And Caletti made these ones spunky! I especially loved Harold, the fact that he was in an all girl book club, and his childish pranks. But I also loved Caletti's writing overall. Her stories within the story were inspirational, and not in that cheesy self help way. I also loved the plot, I AM a real sucker for a road trip! Overall, five stars all around.
  • (4/5)
    really enjoyed the tone of the book and the message of it w/out it being too preachy.
  • (4/5)
    Chock-full of figurative language, at times, this book felt almost like a poem. The plot was a bit lacking, but the flowing similes and metaphors.
  • (3/5)
    There was just something I didn't like about this book. It's almost like there was no story there. A teenage girl meets a boy. He's the cliched rich bad boy and she's the quiet daughter of a librarian. He gets her into a little trouble, but luckily she has a large strong support group with her family and her mother's book club. They take her on an adventure and she learns all about true love and doing the right thing. Pretty boring and predictable. There were on surprises and I never really felt anything throughout the book. The girl and boy never had that close of a relationship, so you don't really care when they break up... and even the surprise sad part at the end was predictable and I didn't shed a tear. What a waste of a book.
  • (5/5)
    Ruby’s always known how not to love a man (her mother’s devotion to an absent dreamer doing the teaching), but when a dangerous rich boy shows her interest, 16-year-old Ruby can’t help but be drawn to him. It takes the Casserole Queens, the very old members of Ruby’s librarian mother’s book discussion group, and a real life love story to break the rich boy’s hold on her. Beautiful lyric writing – one of those books where I want to just write some of the sentences down for future reading…
  • (5/5)
    An absolutely lovely book. The story of Ruby and her family. Ruby falls for the ultimate badboy and gets into some trouble. Her mother takes Ruby to her mom's bookclub and ultimately reunites some long lost lovers. A great, but quick read.
  • (4/5)
    Wow. Thsi love story is complicated and about a girl who thinks she finds love. Teen girls once again should read this.