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Estelle: The Summer I Wasn’t Me by Jessica Verdi

The Summer I Wasn’t Me by Jessica Verdi ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: April 1, 2014 Publisher: SourceBooks Pages: 352 Target audience: young adult Keywords: family, obligation, homosexuality, “de-gaying” camp, summer Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley. (Thanks!) Other RBR reviews by this author: My Life After Now Summary: Lexi is primed […]

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April 19, 2014 - 2:33 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - I think this review turned out really well. And you’ve made me want to borrow the book to figure out what the secrets are behind the camp. I also really like the distinction you made at the end between a character-driven story and a situation-driven story.

April 19, 2014 - 1:52 pm

Alexa S. - What interests me the most about The Summer I Wasn’t Me is the fact that Lexi was willing to go in the first place. I feel like I might be able to find myself rooting for her to get what would be best for her and her family.

April 18, 2014 - 6:58 am

Amy @ bookgoonie - Very interesting POV & actually one we hear a lot about on the news, but not fleshed out between the covers often.

April 18, 2014 - 12:19 am

Cassie G - I actually just received a copy of this in the mail and haven’t read it yet. Your review was wonderfully written, and I’ve not read anything by the author before, so I’m looking forward to seeing her style and management of characters in the book. And I’m definitely a fan of massive reveals! 🙂