Valley Girls

Valley Girls

When 17-year-old Rilla is busted for partying 24 hours into arriving in Yosemite National Park to live with her park ranger sister, it’s a come-to-Jesus moment.
Determined to make up for her screw-up and create a stable new home for herself, Rilla charms her way into a tight-knit group of climbers. But Rilla can’t help but be seduced by experiences she couldn’t have imagined back home. She sets her sights on climbing El Capitan, one of the most challenging routes in Yosemite, and her summer becomes one harrowing and ecstatic experience after another: first climb, first fall two thousand feet in the air, first love. But becoming the person Rilla feels she was meant to be jeopardizes the reasons why she came to Yosemite—a bright new future and a second chance at sisterhood. When her family and her future are at odds, what will Rilla choose?

Title:Valley Girls
Edition Language:English
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About Sarah Nicole Lemon

Sarah Nicole Lemon is the author of the young adult novels DONE DIRT CHEAP and VALLEY GIRLS. After an unconventional girlhood, she now lives outside of Washington D.C. with her husband, three children and snuggly Pit Bull, Maggie. When not writing, you can find her sweating profusely in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.


    Valley Girls Reviews

  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)

    1.5 StarsDNF @ 49%I’m doing it. I’m DNFing my first book of 2018. Honestly, Valley Girls wasn’t egregious or offensive or really even that bad, but I was so utterly bored and indifferent I could...

  • Atlas

    They looked like they had always been and would always be in Yosemite* * 2 / 5 I really, really wanted to love Valley Girls - it promised rock climbing adventures featuring a stubborn, ill-advised tee...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)

    up for request on Netgalley! I don't know man, I just really love Yosemite...

  • Aoife

    I received this book from Abrams&Chronicle in exchange for an honest review.When Rilla travels to Yosemite National park to live with her sister, she's determined to better - especially when she's bus...

  • Kelly

    The character development and pacing were weak -- I never got to know Rilla or any of the other characters, and since Rilla's experiences in West Virginia were why she was in Yosemite with her half si...

  • Tova

    Okay, I'm terrified of rock climbing, but I did spend 5 summers living in Yosemite and it's pretty much my second home for the majority for almost half of my life....

  • Cristina (Girl in the Pages)

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*Many thanks to Amulet Books and NetGalley for providing an ARC ...

  • Megan  (YABookers)

    Disclaimer I received this free from the publisher via NetGalley.DNF @ 30%I'm really not feeling this one at all which is a huge shame because I absolutely adored Done Dirt Cheap. I, for one, really d...

  • charlotte

    Galley provided by publisherActual rating 3.5On the basis of Done Dirt Cheap, I kind of expected more of this book. That's not to say it wasn't good, or that my current fantasy/historical kick isn't b...

  • Lindsay

    Rilla is shipped from West Virginia to Yosemite National Park to live with her half-sister Thea because she is the problem maker and partier back in her hometown. Before arriving at the Park, Thea vow...