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Estelle: The Summer of Firsts and Lasts by Terra Elan McVoy

The Summer of Firsts and Lasts by Terra Elan McVoy Publication Date: May 3, 2011 Publisher: Simon Pulse Pages: 423 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: summer camp, sisters, first love, independence Format read: Hardcover borrowed from the libary. How I found out about it: Featured at my B&N this summer. Summary: Sisters Calla, Violet, and Daisy […]

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July 2, 2014 - 9:00 am

In Deep by Terra Elan McVoy (YA Review) - […] just about how I felt about Brynn, a supporting character from Terra McVoy’s 2011 novel, The Summer of First and Lasts, who steps to the forefront in the addicting and complex In Deep. (Note: I didn’t much […]

June 29, 2014 - 6:55 pm

Rather Be Reading Blog Shelve It: Pre-4th of July - […] of Yesterday by Gina Triana The Summer of Firsts and Lasts by Terra Elan McVoy Behind the Scenes by Dahlia […]

August 16, 2013 - 9:00 am

Young Adult Review: The Lost Summer by Kathryn Williams - […] Terra Elan McVoy’s The Summer of Firsts and Lasts made me fall hard for summer camp, Kathryn William’s The Lost Summer had be practically smelling […]

July 22, 2012 - 2:35 am

Jasmine Rose - How the heck did I not know this was summer camp book?! I checked it out from the library once but I never got around to reading it because it’s so dang huge. After reading your awesome review I’m thinking I definitely need to give it another chance :]

July 20, 2012 - 11:44 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - (I’m sad my first comment, which was nice and long and rambly, didn’t post. But here’s a new comment – hopefully long and rambly – to make up for it!)

So, I was standing in a Barnes & Noble the day before this review. I saw this book and immediately knew I wanted to read it, based on the title alone. I couldn’t buy it, being on a book ban, but it was added straight onto my Goodreads TBR.

Imagine the pleasant shock when I saw the review here the next day? I feel like it was meant to be.

The fact that this book is about (a) camp and (b) sisters is what really makes me want to read it. Summer camp was a big part of my childhood; and my sisters, of which I have two, are always missed.

YAY for this review!

July 20, 2012 - 6:23 am

Hemborgwife - I also loved camp, I went to any I could convince my mom to send me to then was a counselor a couple times! I think maybe we just need to make up our own adult summer camp!

July 19, 2012 - 11:44 pm

Maggie @ Young Adult Anonymous - Estelle, this is such a great review. I’ve been looking for more summery reads and I’m moving this to the top of the list. Cute camp counselors…. swoon. And why aren’t there more summer camps for 27-year-olds, damn it?

July 19, 2012 - 7:19 pm

Terra Elan McVoy - Oh my goodness! What a wonderful, amazing, sweet and thorough review! I’m glad you enjoyed SOFAL on so many levels. It means a lot to me when readers seem to get exactly what I hoped they would from the book! Thank you so much!

July 19, 2012 - 5:59 pm

Shanyn - I really loved this one too! Definitely invoked the happy camp feeling for me too.

July 19, 2012 - 2:57 pm

elena - This book has ice cream on the front cover so I’m in. Add in the fact that is seems like such a sweet, summer story with sisterly bonds? Yes! I’m totally adding this to my TBR.

July 19, 2012 - 9:44 am

Arielle - Oh the nostalgia! I went to church camp three times. It was so great. Thanks for such a great review.

Estelle: I’ll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan

I’ll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan Publication Date: May 3, 2011 Publisher: Little, Brown Books Pages: 392 Target Audience: Young adult Keywords: Young love, child neglect, family, music Source: Hardcover borrowed from library Summary: The first day Sam sees Emily she is (badly) singing “I’ll Be There” in front of her church. The words […]

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August 21, 2014 - 9:00 am

Just Call My Name by Holly Goldberg Sloan (YA Review) - […] her follow-up to the excellent I’ll Be There, Sloane reunites us with Sam and Riddle, two boys faced with a terrible childhood. Emily and the […]

August 26, 2013 - 9:00 am

Estelle: Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan, Estelle - […] Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: August 29, 2013 Publisher: Dial Pages: 384 Target audience: Middle grade Keywords: tragedy, family, adoption, young geniuses Format read: ARC from TLA. (Thanks!) Other book reviewed by author: I’ll Be There […]

December 7, 2012 - 11:58 am

The Big Kids' Table: Holiday Edition - […] Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloane [ my review ] the feel of a vintage YA, family, fate, […]

July 10, 2012 - 12:30 am

Top Ten Tuesday: Underrated Books That Have Flown Under the Radar - […] A story about two neglected brothers and a girl and her family who learns to care for them. It’s dramatic but in a quiet day and there is a lovely fairy tale like quality to the pacing of the book and the twists and turns these characters take. goodreads / amazon / E’s review […]

June 18, 2012 - 4:09 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I fell in love with the cover when I first saw it. And now, because of your review, I definitely want to read it. It sounds like a heartbreaking story.

June 18, 2012 - 10:49 am

Anna - This is SUCH a beautiful book — so happy you found it and loved it!

June 18, 2012 - 8:25 am

Karen - Gah! You wrote a cliffhanger review! How mean lol

Estelle: Other Words for Love by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal

Other Words for Love by Lorriane Zago Rosenthal Publication Date: January 11, 2011 Pages: 368 Target Audience: Young Adult Format read: Paperback Why I bought it: The cover, and the title. Summary: Set in the 1980s in and around New York City, Ari is a girl under a lot of pressure. Her mom wants her […]

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December 5, 2014 - 10:11 am

Independently Wealthy by Lorraine Z. Rosenthal | Blog Tour - […] has made a good habit of writing about strong, complicated women from the little sister in Queens (Other Words for Love) to this southern belle granted a fairy tale life with a few inconsistencies. The struggle to be […]

August 6, 2013 - 12:02 am

Blog Tour: New Money by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal (+ Q&A) - […] New Money by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: September 10, 2013 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Pages: 336 Target audience: Adult/mature YA Keywords: moving to NYC, family secrets/drama, money Format read: ARC provided by Publisher. (Thank you!) Other books I’ve reviewed by LZR: Other Words for Love […]

November 14, 2012 - 10:55 am

Review: Other Words for Love | Giraffe Days - […] “The writing style is stellar, the plotlines are beyond believable and effective, and you will not be able to put it down or stop thinking about it when you reach the final page. It’s just one of those rare books that stays with you.” Rather Be Reading […]

June 5, 2012 - 10:20 am

In My Mailbox (10) and Our 100th Post! - […] reviewed Other Words for Love by Lorriane Zago […]

March 7, 2012 - 11:58 pm

Jasmine Rose - This sounds like it’d be a good thing to insert between a few dystopians or paranormals. It sounds real and refreshing. Great review :]

March 7, 2012 - 7:43 pm

Estelle - Sam, so glad you are adding OWFL to your list. So so so worth it! You’ll have to check in when you get to it so I can hear your thoughts! 🙂

March 7, 2012 - 5:42 pm

Sam @ Realm of Fiction - Wow, amazing review! I hadn’t heard of this book before but it definitely sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for putting it on my radar! 🙂