I would recommend this book (and the whole series!) to teen girls who love a good bit of fiction to get stuck in.... maybe as a holiday bit of reading. There are eight books in the series, and they are full of real-life issues and fun characters who feel so real, you just want to meet them! The carter house girls are, basically put, a group of completely different teens, who argue like sisters and stand up for each other like friends... as well as having boy troubles, accidents, heroic stints and smears of jealousy along the way! When the girls get to stay in Vermont for a ski trip, nothing seems like it could go wrong.... but throw in a group of boys insistent on partying, a broken-down vehicle and a night in a dingy spare room, and you have it - the perfect series to loose yourself in!!