Bass Ackwards and Belly Up

Bass Ackwards and Belly Up A first novel about four best friends who after graduating high school decide to postpone the standard college route to pursue their creative dreams Harper Waddle Sophie Bushell and Kate Foster ar

  • Title: Bass Ackwards and Belly Up
  • Author: Elizabeth Craft Sarah Fain
  • ISBN: 9780316057943
  • Page: 348
  • Format: Paperback
  • Bass Ackwards and Belly Up

    A first novel about four best friends who, after graduating high school, decide to postpone the standard college route to pursue their creative dreams Harper Waddle, Sophie Bushell, and Kate Foster are about to commit the ultimate suburban sin bailing on college to each pursue their dreams write the next Great American Novel, make it as a Hollywood actress, and backpackA first novel about four best friends who, after graduating high school, decide to postpone the standard college route to pursue their creative dreams Harper Waddle, Sophie Bushell, and Kate Foster are about to commit the ultimate suburban sin bailing on college to each pursue their dreams write the next Great American Novel, make it as a Hollywood actress, and backpack around the world Middlebury bound Becca Winsberg is convinced her friends have gone insaneuntil they remind her she just might have a dream of her own So what if their lives are bass ackwards and belly up They ll always have each other Harper is going to be the next Jane Austen Or Sylvia Plath Or Plum Sykes Figuring out which should be easy It s living with the lie she told her three best friends that s going to be hard.Kate doesn t know exactly what she wants But whatever it is, she won t find it at Harvard Maybe the answer is in Paris, or Athens or anywhere Kate can be someone besides the girl with perfect grades, perfect hair, and the perfect boyfriend.Sophie is a star She s already got the looks, the talent, and a list of demands for her dressing room Now that she s wrangled a furnished guesthouse in Beverly Hills, it s only a matter of time before she s discovered Unless she isn t.Becca is dysfunctional At least, her family is Which is why she can t wait to flee the drama and get to college But Becca s friends know she needs than a spot on the Middlebury ski team and a cozy dorm room They know she needs to fall in love.Dreams are complicated They almost never turn out like you imagine they almost always change Sometimes, they change you.

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    1. Jennifer Wardrip

      Reviewed by Emylee for TeensReadTooHarper Waddle, Sophie Bush, Kate Foster, and Becca Winsberg, four best friends who bonded in middle school during a fateful trip to the bathroom, have reached a pivotal moment in their lives. The summer after their high school graduation leaves them ready to pursue their much anticipated futures; Becca, a spot on the coveted Middlebury College ski team; Harper, an acceptance into her dream school, NYU; Kate, a future at Harvard with her beloved boyfriend; and p [...]

    2. Morgan F

      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 co [...]

    3. Tierney Davis

      bass ackwards and belly up is a funny yet truthfull and clever way of showing you how not everyone (even if they are your best friends) arent made to do the same things.i really like this book because it just showed how you should never give up on something that you really really want to achieve and if you really set your mind to it you can accomplish it .wheather you are eighteen or forty. i also really like that it showed you different aspects of life after highschool. like the girl that chose [...]

    4. Evie Wasson

      funny book that also contains a meaningful message for everyone who reads it, especially to people going into college like me haha

    5. Ari

      I had such a fantastic time reading this book! I could not set it down (I have the bags under my eyes to prove it). More on the whitewashed paperback covers for this book and the sequel later via the blog A unique aspect of this novel is that the girls aren't in constant contact with each other. I thought that made the story more interesting. Let's be honest if one friend is in college, another one still lives in their hometown, one is traveling throughout Europe and the other is in L.A. you are [...]

    6. Kylie Rusch

      "Since when do you need a guy to make you feel like that?" This quotation is said towards the end of the book, and it was at a point that I finally saw some truth in this novel. While this novel is about four girls who want to be independent, it sure seems as if they cannot do anything without the help of a guy. This book is about romance, and I understand that. But there were many times in the novel that I was waiting for that exact quotation to be said. Sophie doesn't need to hang around a fam [...]

    7. Mary

      It all started with Harper's Big Lie to her best friends. Instead of telling them that she didn't get accepted at NYU, or any other school because she failed to apply anywhere else, she tells them she's decided to follow her dream and write a novel. At home in Boulder, Colorado, in her parents' basement. She doesn't mean to imply that they should all reassess their lives and goals, too, but that's what happens. Actress wannabe Sophie moves to LA to pursue film stardom, and perfect, Harvard-bound [...]

    8. Britney

      I really enjoyed this book. It reminded me of Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants which was a book that my friends and I loved throughout high school. It's about four best friends who have just graduated from high school and have their futures planned out. Except Harper didn't get accepted into NYU and that was the only school she applied to. After dealing with the initial shock and self-pity, she decides she is going to move into her parents' basement and start writing the next Great American Nov [...]

    9. Kathryn

      I really liked this book, which tells the story of four best friends and their rocky transition out of high school. The night before Becca is bound for college, the other three decide on a whim to buck middle-class expectation and "follow their dreams" instead of going the traditional academic route. While this premise is a little unrealistic (um, one of them turns down--okay, defers--HARVARD), it was something that I could relate to at the moment, since I've just graduated from college with no [...]

    10. Shamudi

      I just started this book and I can't help but think how grateful I am that all my friends are smart and focused and not making irrational decisions.But I see how if most of your friends are making snap decisions, then you are likely to make one as well. It's great to have a dream and everything but you should also be practical. Which neither Sophie nor Harper was. Sophie more so than Harper. Really, you're just going off to Los Angeles with no plan? That's great. Cause you know, everyone who goe [...]

    11. Melanie

      I tried to like this book, but I have up somewhere around 200 pages. This is a typical teen book and will be great for teenage girls. The story lines (and there are at least four) follow the four girls as they continue their lives after high school. But the book reads like teenage girls talk. To me, that makes it difficult to read.

    12. Kati Shumaker

      1st Reaction: Huh, this sounds like a good book. Living the girl power going on here. Yeah, I definitely want to read this bad boy.Writing Style: Prose; easy to follow, descriptive, entertaining, realistic.My brother got me this book for my 16th birthday I believe. Of course, I had to spell out which book I wanted and then had to wait another month after my birthday passed to actually get Bass Ackwards and Belly Up. Although it seemed like forever before I actually got my hands on this book, I c [...]

    13. Sharona

      Het was een heel leuk boek om te lezen vond ik. Geen literair hoogstandje, maar om zo weg te lezen heerlijk! De meiden hebben herkenbare dingen waar ze tegenaan lopen, maar hebben ook elkaar. Ik heb het boek in twee dagen uitgelezen, omdat ik elke keer wilde weten hoe het verder ging! Voor mij dus een super boek.

    14. Danielle

      a bit predictable but cute engaging and hard to put down. I already bought the second book in the series. Luckily there are only two books. Looking forward to the next one. A great book about female friendships or friendship in general and how we learn and grow as people.

    15. Stephanie A.

      I despise that there are two random stupid hookups in this book, but at the same time, I love absolutely everything else about it. Four perfect main characters, amazing adventures, as many different varieties of post-graduation paths as possible; the sort of story that from page 1, you are breathless and excited to savor. Our story begins as they are all planning to head off to college, like most high school seniors, but in the last few days of summer only Becca follows through, heading out East [...]

    16. Lola

      I had a huge hole in my heart (and my library) after I read the fourth (and at the time final) book of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. I really loved the Sisterhood. Okay, I still love the Sisterhood. Still, I needed something else to comfort me, and so I picked up Bass Ackwards and Belly Up mostly because I heard it described as a grown-up Sisterhood.Bass Ackwards and Belly Up is a lot like the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants on the surface: four longtime best friends (which means four [...]

    17. Emily Schirmer

      Bass Ackwards and Belly Up – Elizabeth Craft and Sarah FainI have wanted to read this book since I saw it recommended to me in the back of a Sarah Dessen novel years and years ago. I knew nothing about it other than that I liked the silly title and it was a genre that was right up my alley. That’s it. Now, years later, I finally got around to reading it, and the wait was worth it.I desperately need to learn how to say “this book is absolutely beautiful” in more than one way. Had I read t [...]

    18. Steph Su

      Often described as Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants for older readers, Bass Ackwards and Belly Up is a sweet debut novel that tracks an unexpected season in four friends' lives. Sophie, Kate, Becca, and Harper are all supposed to go to college but at the last minute Harper tells them that she's staying home to go for her dream: writing the next Great American Novel. In actuality she's been rejected from the only school she applied to, but she conveniently doesn't tell her friends that. Harper's [...]

    19. Runa

      Bass Ackwards and Belly Up seemed like a rip-off of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series. As glad as I was to read another book featuring characters in their older teens, it wasn't as great as I had hoped. It dives right into the middle of a hugely dramatic time in these four teens' lives, and while a bit confusing, eventually everything makes sense. The storylines are interesting enough, but they were pretty simple and very predictable stories for the most part. The characters were made [...]

    20. Noémy

      This series should get more attention from readers and bloggers than what I'm seeing on GR. I read book 1 and 2 a long time ago, probably right after it was first published and it's a series I still go back from time to time when I'm in need of a good NA contemporary book. It faithfully depicts what life is like after high school and what's amazing with this duology, is the diverse and different paths these four girls embark on, sometimes at the cost of their own friendships or relationships wit [...]

    21. Stacie

      When Harper Waddle is rejected from NYU (the only college to which she applied), her dreams of becoming the next great American novelist come crashing down. Too embarrassed to share the news with her friends and family she twists her story and announces that she's decided to turn down NYU to stay at home in Boulder, Colorado and author her first book. Although shocked and confused at first Harper's three best friends quickly hop aboard the "dream train", questioning their own decisions to attend [...]

    22. Clarabel

      Même pas dix pages lues, et déjà vous sentez que vous allez engloutir ce roman ! D'un coup, d'un seul, vous faites la connaissance de Harper, Sophie, Becca et Kate, et gagnez quatre copines que vous n'allez plus lâcher ! Leurs histoires sont un mélange d'humour, de causticité, de rebondissements chevaleresques, de tension surmontable et digeste ! En fait, c'est un roman qui prône les grandes valeurs de l'amitié avec un A majuscule, qui vous rappelle combien vous êtes prêtes à tout pou [...]

    23. Kricket

      i grabbed this for a quick skim so i could decide whether or not to buy the sequel for the collection. the beginning hooked me so i took it home and lurrrrrrved it. there's definitely traveling pants overtones: four best friends are going their separate ways for college- there's an athlete (becca), a novelist (harper), an actress (sophie) and one who is just lost (kate). but the week before college begins harper shocks her friends by announcing that she's not going to NYU after all- she's moving [...]

    24. Somer

      Readers who enjoyed the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants will enjoy this book. As in Sisterhood, the book centers around four friends, Harper, Becca, Sophie, and Kate, who are all college-bound. Until Harper shakes things up by declaring that she is taking off the year to write (after being rejected by the one college she applied to) - which sends the Dream Train on its way. The book is formatted like the Sisterhood books, too, shifting perspectives from one friend to the next. Great characteri [...]

    25. Cornelius Library Teens

      ****mdFour best friends are fresh out of high school with plans to go to college. Except Harper, who has been rejected by NYU. She delivers a moving speech about how instead of going to college, she's going to live her dream: writing the next great American novel. Harper ends up unintentionally convincing her friends to follow their own dreams. Sophie goes to LA to become an actress, Kate ditches her plans to attend Harvard and hops on a plane to Europe, and Becca stays true to her college plans [...]

    26. Mandy Bookaholica

      Das von zwei Autorinnen geschriebene Wie vier Schwestern entpuppte sich ganz unerwartet als Monatshighlight. In einem sehr schönen Stil erzählt es von vier (aller-)besten Freundinnen, die gerade von der Highschool aufs College gehen wollen, dabei jedoch die Träume, die es zu verwirklichen gilt, der einen oder anderen in die Quere kommen - mal gewollt und mal unvorhergesehen. Es hat mir riesigen Spaß gemacht, die vier Mädels auf ihrer "Reise" zu begleiten und mit ihnen zu fiebern. Ebenso kon [...]

    27. Alivia

      Bass Ackwards and Belly Up is an amazing book. It is about four friends that plan on going to college, but then one friend(Harper) tells her friends she is pursuing her dreams as a writer instead of going to college. Her friends think she is crazy but sooner or later they all go their own way to pursue their own dreams. Kate goes to Europe to find her dream, Becca actually goes to college to fall in love and ski, and Sophie goes to Los Angeles to be an actress. They each go through a lot of stuf [...]

    28. Lillian

      I was VERY CLOSE to giving Bass Ackwards and Belly Up a 5 star rating! (I think the only reason why I didn't is because I feel like 5 star ratings are for my FAVORITE books but cest la vie!) BUT! I think if I could, I'd give this book a 4 and 1/2 star rating It was just that good! I think the only reason why I WOULDN'T give it a 5/5 (beyond the 'favorite book' thing) is because I didn't feel like I needed to DEVOUR the book. I know, such a simple thing. BUT. When I was reading it, it was AWESOME [...]

    29. Tara

      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 [...]

    30. Michelle Arrow

      When I read the summary for this book, I was hooked right away. I mean, I want to be a professional writer,so when there's a girl (Harper) who has the same dream as me, I want to see how she achieves hers! Becca, Harper, Kate and Sophie seriously have the perfect friendship. Becca reminded me of my best friend Serena, and Kate as my other best friend Melody, and Harper as myself. And not their doings, but their personalities. I really want to find out how each of the girls' lives end up, and Foo [...]

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