Summer Sisters: A Novel

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Delacorte Press, 2003 - Fiction - 432 pages
37 Reviews
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In the summer of 1977, Victoria Leonard's world changes forever when Caitlin Somers chooses her as a friend. Dazzling, reckless Caitlin welcomes Vix into the heart of her sprawling, eccentric family, opening doors to a world of unimaginable privilege, sweeping her away to vacations on Martha's Vineyard, an enchanting place where the two friends become "summer sisters."
 
Now, years later, Vix is working in New York City. Caitlin is getting married on the Vineyard. And the early magic of their long, complicated friendship has faded. But Caitlin begs Vix to come to her wedding, to be her maid of honor. And Vix knows that she will go--because she wants to understand what happened during that last shattering summer. And, after all these years, she needs to know why her best friend--her summer sister--still has the power to break her heart.
 
Praise for Summer Sisters
 
"Compulsively readable . . . [Blume's] powers are prodigious."--The New York Times Book Review
 
"As warm as a summer breeze blowing through your hair, as nostalgic as James Taylor singing 'How Sweet It Is.' You remember. So does Judy Blume. How sweet it was."--Chicago Tribune
 
"An exceptionally moving story that can leave the reader laughing and crying . . . sometimes at the same time . . . Blume creates a rich tapestry of characters."--The Denver Post
 
"Blume's characters still tend to hover after the book is set aside. . . . She catches perfectly the well-armored love between longtime female friends."--The Seattle Times

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User Review  - DanielleMD - LibraryThing

This is a book about 2 women who are childhood friends, and it follows them from summer to summer as they grow up and figure out who they are. To be honest neither of the characters was very appealing ... Read full review

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User Review  - Serenity_Tigerlily - LibraryThing

Before reading Summer Sisters I hadn’t read a book by Judy Blume in what feels like ages, but I’ve always been of a huge fan of her middle grade books and I couldn’t wait to read something from her ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue
1
Part Four
287
Epilogue
396
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Judy Blume is one of America's most beloved authors. Her twenty-eight titles includeAre You There God? It's Me, Margaret; Forever; and Summer Sisters. Together, her books have sold more than eighty-five million copies in thirty-two languages. She is a champion of intellectual freedom, working with the National Coalition Against Censorship to support teachers, librarians, and students who fight to keep challenged books on their shelves. In 2004, Blume was awarded the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. She lives in Key West, Florida, with her husband.

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