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The Summer Everything Changed (2013)

by Holly Chamberlin(Favorite Author)
2.89 of 5 Votes: 3
075827534X (ISBN13: 9780758275349)
review 1: I had such high hopes for this book and was severely disappointed. I regret recommending it for book club! it took me way longer to read than normal because it was so awful. I agree with most of the other comments in that it was boring, slightly unbelievable, and barely average. it moves very slowly with unecessary detail about things that don't matter. and then what appeared to be a book about two strong and savvy women turned into a book about two pathetically awful women making excuses for someone they hardly know. the book was insulting to motherhood and friendship. entirely frustrating, predictable, and not very interesting. honestly, a waste of a summer read.
review 2: 3.5 stars- a well, simply-written book. I was expecting a light hearted summer
... moreread, but it was not. This would have been an excellent book to place on a high school summer reading list. Lessons about teenage domestic violence, mother-daughter relationships, friendship and first love make it more appropriate for a younger set. I enjoyed I, but it's not what I was looking for. One specific criticism- the character Isobel was too young. The idea that a good mother would allow her 15 year old admittedly naive daughter to date a 21 year old charmer is unbelievable and dilutes the character of Louise. I'll recommend it to my 19 year old daughter, not my 50 year old friends. less
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every mother of a teenage daughter or a grandmother of one should read this
Started out promising but then the story dragged.
It was okay...kind of slow in places.
2.5 out of 5. Not her best book
So boring
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