The Summer of Naked Swim Parties

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Harper Collins, Jul 1, 2008 - Fiction - 320 pages
32 Reviews

Fourteen-year-old Jamie will never forget the summer of 1976. It's the summer when she has her first boyfriend, cute surfer Flip Jenkins; it's the summer when her two best friends get serious about sex, cigarettes, and tanning; it's the summer when her parents throw, yes, naked swim parties, leaving Jamie flushed with embarrassment. And it's the summer that forever changes the way Jamie sees the things that matter: family, friendship, love, and herself.

Includes an excerpt from Jessica Anya Blau's The Wonder Bread Summer.

 

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Review: The Summer of Naked Swim Parties

User Review  - Bess Eckstein - Goodreads

I wasn't sure what to expect with this one - a coming-of-age novel? Is it meant for adults or YA? Would I even like it?But it was good, I have to admit. Maybe not entirely plausible, but I really ... Read full review

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User Review  - Heather - Goodreads

I read this book while attending Goucher College, since the author taught there, and it was our summer reading. The novel is loosely based on the main character's childhood and her coming-of-age. Her ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
29
Section 3
35
Section 4
55
Section 5
71
Section 6
87
Section 7
125
Section 8
139
Section 11
195
Section 12
203
Section 13
225
Section 14
251
Section 15
269
Section 16
294
Section 17
302
Section 18
306

Section 9
167
Section 10
189

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About the author (2008)

Jessica Anya Blau is the author of the nationally bestselling novel The Summer of Naked Swim Parties and the critically acclaimed Drinking Closer to Home.

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