The Summer Before Boys (Google eBook)
“Vivid and moving. I loved it.” —Rebecca Stead, Newbery-winning author of When You Reach Me
Julia and Eliza are best friends, so when Julia’s mom is sent to serve in Iraq, it makes perfect sense for her to spend the summer with Eliza and her parents. Any other time, Julia would be thrilled to be there. But on top of worrying about her mom, Julia develops her first real crush. The gap between Julia and Eliza keeps widening—until Eliza does something drastic to win back her best friend.
In her follow-up to the award-winning Anything But Typical, Nora Baskin Raleigh has written a powerful, touching story about friendship, first love, and how the people who are farthest away from us are sometimes the ones we need the most.
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The Summer before boys by Nora Baskin is about a young girl named Julia. This year she is spending her whole summer with her best friend Eliza, while her mother is serving in the National Guard. Julia ...
Review: The Summer Before BoysUser Review - Christie - Goodreads
The inevitability of putting away childhood fantasies is poignantly told through 12-year-old Julia as she shares one coming-of-age summer. When her mother is deployed to Iraq, Julie resides for a ... Read full review