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Estelle: A Summer of Sundays by Lindsay Eland

A Summer of Sundays by Lindsay Eland ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: July 9, 2013 Publisher: EgmontUSA Pages: 336 Target audience: Middle grade Keywords: summer, small town, library, book loving main character Format read: eBook from Publisher via NetGalley. (Thanks!) Summary: Sunday is used to feeling a little forgotten in a family of […]

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August 28, 2013 - 11:39 am

Alexa Y. - I still haven’t read this one, even though you totally told me it would be right up my alley. Based on your review, you’re probably right! I love Sunday already, and I haven’t even officially met her yet. Her character just seems really great, and I’d love to meet her, her family and the other quirky characters in this one. Plus, the story itself sounds very magical!

August 18, 2013 - 9:46 am

Bookworm1858 - Haha-my mom often calls my sister and me by the other’s name (sometimes I’m also called my dad’s name!)

I don’t remember seeing this book around but it sounds so cute. I love all the little things you share about this book and think it sounds perfect for this bookworm 🙂

Estelle: What I Didn’t Say by Keary Taylor

What I Didn’t Say by Keary Taylor Publication Date: April 30, 2012 Publisher: CreateSpace Pages: 326 Target audience: Mature young adult Keywords: underage drinking, small town, romance, high school graduation Format read: ARC from NetGalley. Summary: Before Jake can even toss his graduation cap in the air, his present and future are irreversibly affected when […]

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July 9, 2012 - 10:09 am

Tara - What an interesting premise – losing the ability to speak because of your own actions. I cannot imagine dealing with that, especially as a teenager. My Goodreads list is going to end up being all Estelle books here real soon 🙂

July 8, 2012 - 9:15 am

April Books & Wine - Wait.. so did Jake drive while drunk? If so I have zero sympathy for his character and rather he’s the one who put himself in that situation and could have killed someone. I get that it’s fiction and all, but as someone who has never met a family member due to them being killed by a drunk driver before I was born I just can’t muster sympathy for people who make stupid choices like that when there are options like calling a cab or taking a bus or walking or even calling a sober friend or relative, even underage.

So yeah, due to personal issues I think I will pass on this.

Awesome review though! 😀

July 7, 2012 - 1:31 pm

Eva, The Book Stoner - “Did all of this weigh down the story? Sometimes.” – So true. It would have been better if Sam’s life wasn’t that dramatic. It suddenly became all about her (although it was for good reason).

Thanks for linking. 🙂

July 7, 2012 - 12:03 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - The fact that Jake has to learn to communicate differently and all because his life changed in one moment is somewhat morbidly fascinating to me. He sounds like a character that I’m really going to like!

July 6, 2012 - 11:29 pm

VeganYANerds - Great review, hun! I haven’t heard too much about this but it sounds like a story I would enjoy. I like that you mention how Sam and Jake end up having to hang out, I often find things like that a bit coincidental but I guess like is like that and like you, I’d be wanting to know if Jake eventually tells her how he feels.

July 6, 2012 - 8:14 pm

Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life - I can’t believe that I haven’t heard of this book before! It sounds very unique and original. I can honestly say that I haven’t heard anything like this book before! Anyways, the community that you talked about, Estelle, seems really wonderful. I love how they all took the pledge to not drink- I can totally see that happening in a real life community. And Jake’s family sounds really great, I’ve never read a book with such a large family before [you have really convinced me to read My Life Next Door, though. ;)]. Even though there was some important details missing, I’m glad that you ended up enjoying this one, Estelle!

Your review was so well-written, and has definitely piqued my interest in this book. I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

-Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life