Project Sweet Life

Project Sweet Life For most kids fifteen is the year of the optional summer job Sure you can get a job if you really want one but it isn t required or anything Too bad Dave s dad doesn t agree Instead of enjoying lon
  • Title: Project Sweet Life
  • Author: Brent Hartinger
  • ISBN: 9780060824112
  • Page: 240
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Project Sweet Life
    For most kids, fifteen is the year of the optional summer job Sure, you can get a job if you really want one, but it isn t required or anything Too bad Dave s dad doesn t agree Instead of enjoying long days of biking, swimming, and sitting around, Dave and his two best friends are being forced by their fathers into a summer of hard labor.The friends have something elseFor most kids, fifteen is the year of the optional summer job Sure, you can get a job if you really want one, but it isn t required or anything Too bad Dave s dad doesn t agree Instead of enjoying long days of biking, swimming, and sitting around, Dave and his two best friends are being forced by their fathers into a summer of hard labor.The friends have something else in mind, though Not only will they not work over the summer, but they re determined to trick everyone into believing they really do have jobs So what if the lifeguard doesn t have a tan or the fast food worker isn t bringing home buckets of free chicken There s only one problem Dave s dad wants evidence that his son is actually bringing in money And that means Dave, Curtis, and Victor will have to get some without breaking the law and without doing any work Project Sweet Life is designed for the funny and lazy bone in all of us a true comedy of errors without any effort from seasoned storyteller Brent Hartinger.
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    I am Brent Hartinger, and I live to write.For the last twenty years, I have made my living writing just about everything that involves words.My latest project is a trilogy of new adult novels called Russel Middlebrook The Futon Years They re about a gay guy in his twenties, Russel Middlebrook, trying to make sense out of love and life.The books in Russel Middlebrook The Futon Years are The Thing I Didn t Know I Didn t Know book 1 Barefoot in the City of Broken Dreams book 2 The Road to Amazing book 3 I wrote previously about this character in a young adult series called the Russel Middlebrook Series The first book in that series, my 2003 gay teen novel Geography Club, was adapted as a feature film in 2013, starring Scott Bakula, Marin Hinkle, Ana Gasteyer, Justin Deeley, and Nikki Blonsky.In order, the books in The Russel Middlebrook Series are Geography Club book 1 The Order of the Poison Oak book 2 Double Feature Attack of the Soul Sucking Brain Zombies Bride of the Soul Sucking Brain Zombies book 3 The Elephant of Surprise book 4 Two Thousand Pounds Per Square Inch a free short story For the record, I try hard to write books that people like to read The most frequent comment I get from readers is that my books are page turners, which makes me very happy, because that is exactly what I want them to be If I had to describe my own books, I would say, Strong central concept, strong plot, strong character and voice, and usually lots of humor I may not always succeed in creating these things, but they re what I always strive for My biggest complaint with books I hate is that they don t get to the point or, worse, they don t have a point I get frustrated that so many books have a cliche or overdone central concept, or that they re all atmosphere and world building or beautiful language, in the case of some literary novels with no real story.Basically, I see myself as a storyteller I think the important thing for a writer is to get out of the way and just tell the damn story.My second great love is screenwriting and playwriting I ve won lots of screenwriting awards and have several movie projects in very active development Meanwhile, my plays have been performed at dozens of theaters And I adapted Geography Club into a stage play, which has now been produced all over the country In addition, I m the co host of a bi weekly podcast, Media Carnivores, which covers media related news and opinion and also honest writing advice and updates on my career.I sometimes teach writing, in the MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults at Vermont College and elsewhere, and I m sometimes available as an editor for hire.And I also do a fair bit of charity work, including a brand new enterprise, The Real Story Safe Sex Project, using entertainment and pop culture to help gay teens and twentysomethings fight HIV AIDS.I live in Seattle, Washington, with my partner since 1992, Michael Jensen Michael is also a writer, the author of two terrific gay westerns, Frontiers, and its sequel, Firelands Together with our friend Sarah Warn, we co founded a very successful entertainment website called AfterElton that was eventually acquired by MTV Logo but we don t work there any.I answer all emails, so feel free to contact me through my website BrentHartinger

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  • Don t even get me started on the fact that the three boys in the book lied to their parents all summer That s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to why I didn t like this book Then there is the unrealstic adventures the boys get up to to try an earn money like a garage sale that nets almost 6000 get real How about gay uncles that are so much cooler, understanding and helpful than the actual parents Who likes stereotypes whether they are good or bad This book totally bugged me and I wouldn [...]


  • We re on the home stretch to summer, so here s a book about summer More specifically, how fifteen year old Dave, Curtis, and Spencer work all summer so that they don t have to get jobs I ve read and enjoyed many of Brent Hartinger s previous books, but the first two chapters had me wary First I had to get over the premise their dads want them to work, they don t want to Dave and friends act like at fifteen its optional to work in the summer, but at sixteen it s required Yes, once you start worki [...]


  • Dave has gotten some horrible news from his dad It seems that his father is going to require him to get a summer job Everyone knows that the summer when someone is 15 years old is a time when getting a job is optional, but that is proving not to be the case Some would find the fact that his best friends Victor and Curtis are getting the same requirement from their dads, but that quickly proves to not be the case The three guys decide that they want to have one last summer to enjoy the sweet life [...]


  • I have to admit that I was a bit weary when I began Project Sweet Life mostly because it was being narrated by a boy named Dave As you may have noticed already, most of the books I tend to read are narrated by girls, so in reading this I was expecting a big change of tone Though, by the end, I came to enjoy reading about Dave and his friends, and importantly I came to love Project Sweet Life which was just as sweet as the title.The characters were probably my favorite part I loved how Brent cre [...]


  • This was just a fun book I laughed out loud many times, but that is probably my adult perspective.Three 15 year old boys, who are best friends, are told by the fathers, who work with each other, that they must get a summer job, and they are not getting their allowance any They are SHOCKED Because they feel this is such a grave injustice the last summer of freedom before you HAVE to get a job , they embark on a scheme to make money fast without doing any work.Their get rick quick schemes are so o [...]


  • This was another gem from the ALSC conference I attended several months ago, so thank you HarperTeen for treating us librarians to such great books When I first read the summary, I immediately thought of my brother He s fifteen and this sounded exactly like something he would try and plan When I finally got around to reading it, I wish I had started it sooner This book was hilarious and had me turning pages to see what the next Project Sweet Life plan would be The best part was that none of it e [...]


  • Three boys embark on a journey to do as little as possible, but enjoy their summer instead of working as their father s have demanded So, instead of getting a job, their job all summer is to find the money that they would generally make in the summer in a few shots When their first turn sour a high end garage sale or guessing jelly beans at a mall contest they have to get a little creative and get involved in less plausible pursuits foiling bank robberies and eventually discovering priceless co [...]


  • Project Sweet Life is about Dave and his two best friends and their crazy summer adventure After their parents force them to get a summer jobs, they try to find another way they can get money without actually working There goal is to raise at least 7,000 dollars They come up with many ways, like selling their personal belongings, even trying to win a contest After many unfortunate events they have to work harder and harder, which also means they have to lie and to their parents After many stru [...]


  • Age R 12 Release Date February 3, 2009Thoughts Project Sweet life is the story about fifteen year old Dave and his two best friends, Curtis and Victor The day right before their summer vacation begins, their dads spring this crazy order on them, they have to get a job They absolutely cannot have this I mean they re only fifteen They shouldn t have to work, besides they had everything planned out for the summer Since they don t want this job thing ruining their vacation they decide to come up wit [...]


  • Summer jobs for fifteen year olds are optional, but for Dave, Curtis, and Victor, their dads have different ideas They would do anything just to have one free summer before they go to workr the rest of their lives Soon it s a race against time to collect 7,000 dollars before the end of the summer and without lifting a finger With a daring plan, Mr Moneybags, and some very bad luck, Dave, Curtis, and Victor embark on their last free summer and a quest find the money, even if it means lying to th [...]


  • PROJECT SWEET LIFE is fast paced, funny, and a bit over the top ridiculous But what can you expect, when the novel stars three hyperactive, slightly ADD, and overdramatic adolescent boys Their frenetic scheming and failing occurs at a rapid fire case that occasionally gave me headaches, but despite the too fast for my liking plot, I found myself cheering for Dave and his friends at the end.Not everyone may share my problem with the plot and pacing, but I found myself too suddenly thrown into the [...]


  • Project Sweet Life by Brent Hartinger is a story about three teens whose parents want them to waste their summer getting summer jobs The teens are forced to miss their dreams of probably a last free summer of sweet living Then they decide to fakle that they have jobs but, they would still have to get the money they would earn as if they did get jobs Although for them things didn t go as planned I thought this book was really fun and it kept me interested The teens just go through so many things [...]


  • Towards the end of elementary school, I really enjoyed The Mad Scientists Club and The Secret of Terror Castle for the camaraderie and the club houses Although I d never experienced one in my limited life, in fiction there were trios and groups of guys who haunted boy caves decorated in a girls keep out style All was innocent, Eisenhower esque fun The opening chapters of Haringer s book kindled my hopes by recalling those stories, as our fifteen year old heroes gather in a home bomb shelter and [...]


  • Reviewed by Sarah Bean the Green Bean Teen Queen for TeensReadTooThis was going to be a great summer for Dave, Curtis, and Victor until their dads decided they needed to get summer jobs Everyone knows that fifteen is the last chance you get to enjoy your summer before you turn sixteen, and summer jobs are pretty much required A summer job at fifteen is just unfair So instead of working, the friends decide on Project Sweet Life All they need to do is somehow raise the money they would have gotten [...]


  • Project Sweet LifeIn this book by Brent Hartinger the author talks to anyone who has ever been to school and knows that the best part of the year is summer In this book Dave is the main character He was just a normal teenager that had waited a whole year for school to end and summer to begin He thought he had 2 whole months to do whatever he wanted but his parents didn t thought think the same That first night of summer when his dad said Dave this summer you need to get a job he knew all his pla [...]


  • I loved this book Dave, Curtis and Victor have been friends for as long as they can remember Their dads all work together and have decided that this summer, their sons are fifteen and that they should all get jobs for the summer The boys, however, all believe that fifteen is the year of the optional summer, the summer that they can get a job if they want, but they don t have to They ve already decided they don t want to How will they reconcile this Story is full of fun, adventure and a lot of go [...]


  • This was the type of book that I d call a feel good novel It just makes you feel pretty darn good at the end This book was from the perspective of Dave, and it followed Dave and his two best friends Curtis and Victor They are on a mission, a mission to save their last summer of freedom They are fifteen and that s the last summer before they HAVE to get a job, they COULD, but they don t want too, so they set out to make enough money legally, and not doing any work I thought this concept was new a [...]


  • The book Project Sweet Life written by Brent Hartinger actually turned out being one of the better books that I have read It all started when the main character Dave was told by his father that he needed to get a summer job It had turned out that his father had talked to all his friend s fathers had talked earlier that day and made that decision together They were not very fond of this idea This is what started their idea of the Project Sweet Life Dave and his friends decided that they weren t g [...]


  • Light, fun middle grade book bout three 15 year old boys who are told they have to get a summer job The protagonist s response is awesome The adults won t tell you this, but I absolutely knew it in my bones to be true Once you take that first summer job, once you start working, you re then expected to keep working For the rest of your life Once you start, you can t stop, ever not until you retire or you die So they come up with a scheme where they pretend to get jobs and lie to their parents all [...]


  • The boys continue to devise money making ideas that range from catching bank robbers to guessing the number of jelly beans in a jar Each time, the Fates look down upon them and cackle with evil glee I rooted for the boys with each page turn, and my heart sank as they came up empty handed in cash though definitely overwhelming full of wild stories My favorite part of the story is when Victor would make up saint names to exclaim his frustration, including Holy Parsimonious, patron saint of tightw [...]


  • If you re trying to find a book for reluctant guy readers, this is it The book is about three 15 year old boys, Dave, Victor, and Curtis, who are told by their fathers that they have to get a summer job They decide instead of working, they will tell their families they got jobs and instead start Project Sweet Life, making 7000 with doing no work at all.They encounter bank robbers, discover secret tunnels under the city, and even do makeovers for women at a retirement home but still find themselv [...]


  • this book is about 3 best friends are forced by their dads to get jobs when they realize if they get jobs then this will be their last free summer to do a lot of fun things so they lie and then decide to find a way to make a lot of money so they can pretend to have jobs the first thing they do is they go to a store and find a really cheap statue of the monopoly money guy then they have this little hide out in one of their backyards it an old bomb shelter in there is a whole lot of things like ni [...]


  • A likable, if unbelievable, buddy caper Dave and his friends Victor and Curtis are being forced to get summer jobs They resist this because they think this summer, the summer they are 15, is their last summer of freedom One of them comes up with the brilliant idea that if they can find something that will earn them as much as a summer job, then they will have the whole summer off The trick is finding that one thing So, while telling their parents that they are off to work, they are really schemi [...]


  • Despite the improbable hole in the story none of the boys parents know exactly where their sons summer jobs are other than Dave s job at the pool , this is a caper just right for lightweight summer reading Dave, Victor and Curtis dads insist they get summer jobs At age 15, the boys were hoping for one summer of sweet freedom They create an elaborate plan Project Sweet Life to lie about the jobs they got while coming up with schemes to make 7,000 by the end of the summer without actually working [...]


  • I m surprised I liked this one I mean, I liked the sound of it I liked the cover, but once I started reading it, a number of plot elements didn t seem consistent, and I had a hard time with the believability But after I let go of that and went with the crazy schemes and twists and turns, I enjoyed the ride Sure, the dialogue doesn t sound like realistic teen language, the parents are a bit stereotyped, and everything comes together a little too neatly at the end But I enjoyed the local angle it [...]


  • what i thought about this book was that it is for 15 year old boys and noone elseere was very little to it other than a very convoluted adventure story, which in and of itself would have been boring to me, but add in that each adventure scheme is thwarted creates a state of constant frustration yuk no i didnt like it, to be honest i skimmed it after i got the gyst of the adventure disappointment thing and only hung with it so that i could find out if it had its inevitable final determination, th [...]


  • This is a quick young adult read I read the whole thing in maybe three hours It s about three 15 year old boys who hatch a plan to avoid getting summer jobs Their series of get rich quick plans are entertaining, to say the least, and Hartinger weaves a satisfyingly well put together narrative It is, as I said, wholly implausible, but it was a fun ride It s not terribly intellectual, but has some significant themes such as the importance of creativity, work, and the people you surround yourself w [...]


  • School has just gotten out and three boys, best friends and all fifteen year old are told that this is the summer that they have to get a job They are convinced that this is torture, that no fifteen year old should be forced to work This is the last summer of freedom before a lifetime of work So they decide to lie to their parents and say they re working and try to find the money One scheme is ridiculous than the next although they keep almost getting it Much of the action takes place in underg [...]


  • Sad to say, I was a little disappointed in this book.Maybe it was just my lack of being able to suspend my disbelief like when the narrator proudly announces to the reader that he and his friends are all licensed divers.Yes there was conflict, but it was all resolved way too easily And the odds that something like this could ever happen Nil Not once did I think that something bad was going to happen to these kids It was lacking suspense, which is something I crave.The writing was great, as alway [...]


  • I would give this 3 1 2 stars Because 4 stars a about as high as a go with most of the books I read and it wasn t up to par with them so even though I really liked it it falls under the 3 3 1 2 star category for me This was a cute book about three 15 yr old boys that try to get away with not getting a summer job because once you start working you re expected to keep working for the rest of your life Once you start, you can t stop,ever not until you retire or you die Some of their adventures were [...]


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