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Estelle: The Summer of Letting Go by Gae Polisner

The Summer of Letting Go by Gae Polisner ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: March 25, 2014 Publisher:  Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill Pages: 316 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: family, summer, secrets, new friends, romance, best friendship Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley. (Thanks!) Summary: Four years after the death of her little […]

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May 12, 2014 - 7:26 pm

alice-jane - The Summer of Letting Go sounds like such a wonderful read for the summer and my kind of book– contemporary and honest. I can’t wait to find a copy at the library and savor it! I love how you mentioned the friendship between Frankie and Lizette, since it’s rare to have such a strong friendship.

May 3, 2014 - 2:01 am

Alexa S. - Ah! I know you recommended this one to me already, but your review has convinced me I MUST read it. It sounds like just the type of contemporary I like – real, gritty and painfully honest. I can’t wait to snag a copy – from the library, when it’s available!

April 30, 2014 - 10:12 pm

brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - Ohhhh another buy it recommendation!?! Ahh, may have to add this to my list. It’s SO hard picking up serious and heavier contemps lately (you know, ones with heavy issues) just because I’ve been reading so many heavy fantasy books that when I’m coming around to contemporaries, it’s for something nice and light and fun. But a buy it rec!? Hmmm, I must add this to my shelves. *heads to GR* expect an email soon notifying you I’ve added it.

April 27, 2014 - 5:10 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - Okay, so I’m laughing because I came down here to comment and say almost exactly what Maggie said. 1) I wasn’t that interested in this one until your review, so that’s a success. 2) I also feel like two Frankies would annoy the crap out of me, but I trust there’s a reason for it. Maaaaaybe? I hope so. Haha!

April 26, 2014 - 2:36 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - You know I didn’t have much interest in reading this after seeing her at the NYCTAF, but your love of it is kind of changing my mind. I feel like two characters named Frankie might drive me crazy, but it sounds like it might be worth reading regardless 🙂

Estelle: The Summer I Found You by Jolene Perry

The Summer I Found You by Jolene Perry ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: March 1, 2014 Publisher: Albert Whitman Teen Pages: 256 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: army veteran, diabetes, break ups, friendship Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley. (Thanks!) Summary: Kate’s longtime boyfriend has broken up with her out of nowhere […]

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April 26, 2014 - 10:48 pm

Nicole @ The Quiet Concert - The cover is beautiful but it’s a little weird that it has nothing to do with the book hah. I loved Something Like Normal, so I think I will enjoy reading Aiden’s story. I think I might get a little frustrated with Kate not taking care of herself but it is good to know that up front! Glad you liked this one, thanks for sharing!

April 14, 2014 - 1:41 pm

Cassie G - I felt the same way! Weird title, weird cover, but an unheard of book that should get more attention. Steamy, snarky, and super cute! I’m glad you liked it!

April 11, 2014 - 9:17 pm

Alexa S. - Oh, nice! I’m glad to hear that you wound up appreciating this one, even though that title is severely misleading. It sounds like it’s got two very interesting characters indeed; I’m always a fan of those characters that seem complex and real.

April 11, 2014 - 4:55 pm

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - Stacey’s bedwetting!

(Wouldn’t it be funny if that were my only comment.)

Kate’s ex-boyfriend is such a d-bag. (A good second comment.)

April 11, 2014 - 10:56 am

Anna - The cover and title are so whack, but I’m so glad you enjoyed this book. I did too and I feel like I haven’t heard many other people talking about it. So yay!

April 10, 2014 - 4:20 pm

Lisa is Busy Nerding - Publishers! WHAT GIVES putting a cover that doesn’t fit on a book that is a good read anyway?
Yeesh.

Estelle: The Other Way Around by Sashi Kaufman

The Other Way Around by Sashi Kaufman ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: March 1, 2014 Publisher: Lerner/Carolrhoda Lab Pages: 288 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: running away, road trip, new friends, parents Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley. (Thanks!) Summary: Andrew is friendless and uninspired at another new school, where his mom is […]

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March 27, 2014 - 8:35 pm

Alexa S. - Ooh, a road trip book! I have a soft spot for those. I really like the fact that it seems like Andrew grows up and TRANSFORMS (my favorite thing characters do in a story apart from fall in love and kiss) because of the unplanned road trip he goes on. I’ll definitely have to check this out!