When sophomore year ended with Buffy's defeat—just barely—of the Master, she headed off to spend the summer with her father in L.A. The theme was R&R, parties, and an occasional shopping spree. But things that go bump in the night don't take vacation. So Buffy's trying desperately to keep a lid on things in L.A.—and to keep her secret identity from her father.

Meanwhile, back in Sunnydale, trouble keeps popping up in the darnedest places. Giles wants Willow and Xander to have a "normal" summer, so he and Jenny Calendar, whose budding romance is progressing to full bloom, attempt to stave off the forces of darkness sans Slayer and Slayerettes. And Angel, grappling with Buffy's brush with death, must decide: Does he want to be a more permanent member of the Scooby Gang.

Concerts. Picnics. The resurrection of an ancient monster or two. Just your typical fun in the sun. - Goodreads
Title: How I Survived My Summer Vacation
Series: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Author: Nancy Holder
Publisher: Topeka Bindery
Release Date: August 2000
Format: Paperback
Pages: 276
Rating: ❤❤❤❤

I have to say this is one of my more favorite novels of the Buffyverse. It's set in the time frame between season one and two, when all the characters are on summer vacation. Buffy is in L.A. with her dad throughout the story. Then it also switches back to Sunnydale and deals with the Scoobies side of their summer, including Angel too.

It's defiantly a book for those that want those gaps filled in that wasn't fully explained in the show about what really happened to everyone once the Master was killed and how everyone handled it thereafter.

A real treat for a true Buffy fan!