Goodreads: Ah, "beach week": a time-honored tradition in which the D.C. suburbs' latest herd of high school grads flocks to Chelsea Beach for seven whole days of debauched celebration. In this dark comedy, ten teenage girls plan an unhinged blowout the likes of which their young lives have never seen. They smuggle vodka in water bottles and horde prescription drugs by the dozen. Meanwhile, their misguided, affluent parents are too busy worrying about legal liabilities to fret over some missing pills or random hookups.
For Jordan Adler and her family, though, this rite of passage threatens to become more than just frivolous fun. The teen's parents, Leah and Charles, might not let their only daughter go at all. Their marriage is in shambles, their old house is languishing on the market, and the bills are stacking up. With all that stress, it soon seems they're behaving as irresponsibly at their daughter and her friends.
Stasy: I found this book at the dollar store. Books found there are usually either a hidden gem or merely okay. This was definitely the latter. Coll is a decent writer and gives a lot of depth to her characters; however, her characters are very unlikable. The most mature person in this book is Jordan, the teenager who is recovering from a brain injury and even she is not that pleasant. The parents are worse than the girls and the girls in this book are the ones I avoided hanging out with in high school.