It is the summer before senior year and friends Carly and Ashley have the perfect plan. There is a student trip planned for London, England that Ashley is supposed to be on while her parents head off
It is the summer before senior year and friends Carly and Ashley have the perfect plan. There is a student trip planned for London, England that Ashley is supposed to be on while her parents head off to Hong Kong for a week. But that will ruin her plans to ride her horse in the upcoming equestrian trials. The friends have it figured out though. Carly will pretend to be Ashley and go on the student exchange to London so Ashley can stay at home and ride her horse Brock in the trials. What could go wrong? Carly will get a break from her sad family situation and be able to get over her broken heart and Ashley will have a quiet peaceful week at the stables. Carly (in the guise of Ashley) joins Lindsay, Kristen, Sienna and Sonnet on the trip of a lifetime.
All of the girls are looking forward to new experiences, new worlds (and great shopping). But the trip will change them as well. Will the strong friendships they had before the trip survive? And will new friendships and experiences change the girls lives forever?
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is the author of the short story The Robbie Burns, Revival and Other Stories. This is her first novel. She lives in Brampton, Ontario.
"Whatever Life You Wear is a fun, readable travelogue of England with lots of high-school drama and a bit of romance thrown in. The characters all end up being likable and believable. The author's themes of authenticity and empathy are valuable, if sometimes heavy-handed. Kennedy clearly has first-hand knowledge of school trips, and what shines through in her writing is her affection and respect for adolescents. Anyone who has ever wanted to visit England will enjoy this novel, as well as anyone who enjoys a realistic social drama.
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— CM Magazine