Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Waiting on: Five Summers by Una LaMarche

 Four best friends, five summers of camp memoriesThe summer we were nine: Emma was branded “Skylar’s friend Emma” by the infamous Adam Loring . . . The summer we were ten: Maddie realized she was too far into her lies to think about telling the truth . . . The summer we were eleven : Johanna totally freaked out during her first game of Spin the Bottle . . . The summer we were twelve : Skylar’s love letters from her boyfriend back home were exciting to all of us—except Skylar . . . Our last summer together: Emma and Adam almost kissed. Jo found out Maddie’s secret. Skylar did something unthinkable . . . and whether we knew it then or not, five summers of friendship began to fall apart. Three years after the fateful last night of camp, the four of us are coming back to camp for reunion weekend—and for a second chance. Bittersweet, funny, and achingly honest, Five Summers is a story of friendship, love, and growing up that is perfect for fans of Anne Brashares and Judy Blume's Summer Sisters
I am in love with this cover. And I went to summer camp once! Sure, it only lasted a week and I was 9 and all I have to show for it is a chipped tooth and a scar from where my lip was busted (you should've seen the other girl--just kidding!) My camp memories aren't romantic and dramatic like these sound, so I'd like to read this, if for no other reason than to replace my crappy camp memories with good ones.

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

10 comments:

  1. I never went to summer camp but it's always looked like fun in movies and stuff. I especially love the focus on female friendship and going over a period of time.

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  2. I REALLY hope this one turns out to be good, and not disappointing like too many other summer camp / boarding school books for me. Fingers crossed!

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  3. I love this cover, too! I just started my first "summer" book of the year & it's really getting me in the mood for all things summer.. I'm anxious to read this one soon, too.

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  4. I love the sound of this one! I've always liked summer camp books - probably because I always wanted to go when I was a kid ;)

    Great choice!

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  5. Summer camp books rank up there with boarding school settings and road trips, in other words, completely awesome:) Great pick. This one has A Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants vibe to it, huh?

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  6. I wish I had gotten to go to summer camp more often! It would have been even cooler if it were sleep-away camp, and not just day camps. But yes, this book sounds pretty darn awesome to me too!

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  7. I love the sound of this one. I never went to a summer camp (I don't think we even really have them in the UK), but I love reading books that centre around them, so I can live vicariously through the characters. Great pick!

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  8. I love the premise of this and the cover as well! I like how the story goes over a period of time.

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  9. I want this, too! Sounds like a wonderful story to enjoy in the summer time!

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  10. I went to summer camp for SEVEN SUMMERS and remember exactly how important every single moment was to me. Reading Una's book brought me back to those days, when the friendships I made felt life-changing and the boys I liked made my mind reel. I got the book on Thursday and stayed in bed Saturday morning to finish it, finding myself with tears in my eyes by the end of it.

    Anyone who has ever been an 11 year old girl will appreciate this book, see themselves in these characters, and be equally touched by Una's story.

    I highly recommend it!

    Irene (Air Evac)

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