Across the Pond
Across the Pond
Across the Pond
"When almost fifteen-year-old, English born Fred Squire’s parents win a trip to Australia, Fred finds himself packed off to visit family friends in the United States. Even worse, he’s given a boring language project to complete.But then he meets Brittany.Fred soon finds himself struggling, not only with his growing feelings for Brit, but also with the language differences. A state confusion, that increases when he meets Brit’s flirtatious friend, Angel.Escaping from a confrontation with Steve Harris, the neighborhood bully, Brit tells Fred her dark secret about Harris, and Fred´s world is turned upside down.Life continues to throw Fred a curveball when he catches a ball worth thousands of dollars at a baseball game. Further angry run-ins with Harris, a crazy family BBQ, and being chased through a Boston mall all add to the thrill of Fred´s American adventure.A final fight between Fred and Harris, leads Brit to at last reveal her painful secret to her parents. Brit and her Brit"", know that their young love will be followed by heartache when Fred has to return back ""Across the Pond"" to England.However, not before some final twists in the tale."

Book Details


  • Fiction
  • Romance

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Fred Squire is not expecting anything special to happen to him during his vacation to the states. He is staying with his parents' old friends and their daughter, Brittany, who is about 14; Fred's age. His vacation soon grows more interesting as Fred and Brittany become fast friends and are inseparable. Fred soon encounters the problems of being a British boy in America. Struggling to tell the differences in the languages, he records each thing he learns for a school project.

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