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Bass Ackwards and Belly Up

by Elizabeth Craft, Sarah Fain

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Series: Bass Ackwards and Belly Up (1)

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When one of four best friends lies and says she will pursue her dream of writing a novel rather than start college, two others join in, one by going to Los Angeles to become an actress and one by backpacking through Europe to find herself, while the fourth goes to college, joins her hero's ski team, and tries to fall in love.… (more)

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I literally do not remember anything from reading this book other than the fact that I was probably too young for it at the time and my mother got upset at me for reading a book with a title like that. I used to go to the library and check out 20 different books, all because I couldn't choose just one. Of course I couldn't read them all in the two weeks, and the majority of them went back without being read - but I did read this one. ( )
  erinla | Oct 31, 2017 |
A total ripoff of Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, but it was an alright book.
Ending sucked, but the characters were fun. ( )
  babydogfish | Jan 29, 2016 |
I grabbed this book as something quick and mindless to read before I got back into the other series I am reading and it was suprisingly enjoyable. I didn't think I would like it as much as I did. It is compared a lot to the sisterhood of the traveling pants series, which I had no interest in reading so I didn't expect much out of this, but it draws you in. It is inspiring and kind of depressing. Everyone had dreams but not everyone has the means to be able to make these dreams come true. I feel as though the girls in the book were able to try to achieve their dreams too easily. It makes me kinda of wish I had done something like that when I graduated high school. But its never too late and I look forward to reading the sequal. ( )
  Tara714 | Sep 14, 2012 |
I thought this book was quite awesome - it was like The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, but more mature. I liked the differences this one had from the Sisterhood books - that it was a few months long and not during the summer, that it was post-high school, that the girls all had to go their separate ways into the real world, for good, and that it was about going after their dreams, no matter how difficult it may have appeared to be, which is something that I and many other people can relate to. The story was funny and real and inspiring. ( )
  MickTheChick | Sep 11, 2010 |
This book follows four best friends after they graduate high school. Initially, these girls all planned on going to college, but this changed when one of the girls, Harper, gets rejected from NYU. Instead of admitting to her friends that she got rejected from the only school she applied to, she tells them she is purposefully taking the year off to pursue her dream of writing the next great American novel. This sparks a revolution among her friends, and soon Kate and Sophie don't want to go to college either. Kate, the perfectionist, doesn't have a dream yet, but she plans on finding it as she spendss the year backpacking around Europe. Sophie, ever the dramatic one, goes off to LA to pursue her dreams of being a famous actress. Becca, the only one still going to college, is given a dream of her own to accomplish: she must fall in love. So what if they turn their lives completely upside down? They always have each others backs.

I've heard that people say this is the "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" for older readers, and I agree with that statement to a certain extent. The premise is certainly similar, but this book seemed to lack the spark that made the "Sisterhood" books so wildly popular.

I enjoyed this book. It was a good way to spend time. But I still never felt anything for the characters. They were nicely developed, with faults and strengths, but I lacked an emotional connection.

I would have to say this book is forgettable. While reading it, you don't notice anything lacking, but when you finish and reflect, you realize it wasn't that great. I might read the sequel though, if I'd happen to come across it. ( )
  Awesomeness1 | Jul 14, 2010 |
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Craft, Elizabethprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fain, Sarahmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Warmerdam, AiméeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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For every girl who's not afraid to dream. And even more, for those who are afraid but dream anyways.
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"Mia, I have to take a shower," Becca Winsberg insisted, banging on the bathroom for the third time in half an hour.
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When one of four best friends lies and says she will pursue her dream of writing a novel rather than start college, two others join in, one by going to Los Angeles to become an actress and one by backpacking through Europe to find herself, while the fourth goes to college, joins her hero's ski team, and tries to fall in love.

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