Thu 5 May 2011
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I love to argue. I’ll argue about anything—school uniforms, raising the driving age, or ear hair. I can be for something or against it—doesn’t matter. That’s why my speech coach says I’m such a natural. Mom and Dad say I was born to argue. My first word was “no” and fourteen years later, it’s still my favorite. That’s how I knew something was different about Devon Yeats. I took one look at him and all I wanted to say was…yes.
I met Devon the first day of the Christian Society Speech and Performing Arts Camp. CSSPA is one of the best summer camps for incoming freshmen who want to compete on their high school speech and debate teams. When I got my acceptance letter, I was so psyched. Zeydeh, my grandpa, said I was meshugah ahf toit. Roughly translated, that’s Yiddish for “crazy as a loon.”
“What Jewish girl goes to a Christian camp?” he ranted.
“Speech and Debate camp,” I said.
“We’ve been arguing with Christians for two thousand years. You have to go to camp to argue more?”
Excerpt© 2011 Amy Fellner Dominy
About the book:
Ellie Taylor is at the Christian Society Speech and Performing Arts camp determined to win it all—a scholarship to a private high school, a chance to compete on the best speech team in the country, and Devon—the insanely hot guy who’s also her hottest competition. There’s just one catch. If the scholarship’s private donor finds out she’s Jewish, Ellie could lose it all.
What people are saying:
“Dominy’s debut balances light and heavy subject matter with ease. . . . Readers who like their frothy romance with a bracing dash of serious social issues will be clamoring for seconds.”–Kirkus
Released: May 10, 2011
About the author:
Amy Fellner Dominy worked as a copywriter in the advertising business for twenty years before leaving to earn her MFA as a playwright. Her plays for adults and children have been staged in various cities around the country. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her husband and two teenage children. This is her first novel. You can visit her at www.amyfellnerdominy.com.
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