In this funny, big-hearted friendship story twelve-year-old Edie and her impossibly cool cousin, Rae, set out to complete a mysterious list of “Good Ideas for Summertime” that their eccentric late grandmother wrote back when she was their age.
But good ideas? Most of them seem like bad ideas. Reckless. Foolish. Ridiculous. Still, by accomplishing everything on the list, rule-abiding Edie feels certain that she can become the effortlessly brave adventurer she dreams of being, just like her daring cousin and bold grandmother. For this one summer at least, bad ideas are the best shot she has at becoming who she wants to be.
This book is suitable for readers between 8 and 12 years of age.
Kiera Stewart is a writer for teens and tweens. Her qualifications include never having gotten wisdom teeth, and having the same best friend since eighth grade. Her most exciting years were between birth and age four, when she lived in three different countries. After a whirlwind toddlerhood, she settled into the suburbs of Washington, D.C., where she stayed through college. After graduating from The American University with a degree in psychology, she moved to Savannah, Georgia, and stayed for seven interesting but bug-infested years, before returning to the DC area to work in television publicity. She now lives in Sonoma County, California, but spends a lot of time in Latin America, where she is working on her next novel and learning Spanish. When she’s not writing, Kiera teaches yoga and English as a Second Language. Kiera is the author of three novels: Fetching; How to Break a Heart; and The Summer of Bad Ideas.