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Estelle: Five Summers by Una LaMarche

Five Summers by Una LaMarche ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: May 16, 2013 Publisher: Razorbill Pages: 384 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: summer camp, friend reunion, old crushes, secrets Format read: ARC paperback lent to me by Lena from Addicted 2 Novels. (Thanks!) Summary: It’s been three years since four best friends have […]

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August 25, 2014 - 9:01 am

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August 11, 2013 - 10:47 am

Alexa Y. - Well. I’m a sucker for stories about friendship, so I’m inclined to pick this one up! I do love that it’s set at summer camp. And I love that it tells the story of how their friendship started and where it is now. This DEFINITELY sounds like a book I would probably enjoy!

August 5, 2013 - 9:55 pm

Asheley Tart (@BookwormAsheley) - Ok, I’m stopping before going past the first paragraph to say 1) I’ve never read Summer Sisters (don’t hit me) and 2) I started Traveling Pants today!!! #winning (yes, a hashtag) Okay, this sounds so fun. I like this idea of the love triangle – judge me if you want to – so I just put this one on hold for me at the library. Also, how cute is that cover??? I love it.

August 5, 2013 - 7:44 am

Amy @ bookgoonie - Im a sucker too. Indian Summer has long made me want to experience the summer camp thing. Sigh. I think I’m a tad old. Summer Camp for 40 year olds would just be sad. Well I guess summer conferences with field trips to 6th Str is all ill have. Kind of sad.

August 3, 2013 - 8:55 am

Ash @ Paranormal Indulgence - I have a strong feeling that I’m going to enjoy this one since I like friendship stories so much. I hated summer camp and made it my mission in life to try to get out of it when I was growing up, but that could have something do with how sucky the one is in my hometown. Still, I like summer camp stories where I can sort of rewrite those horrible memories with the characters’.

The relationship with Adam is going to cause me a serious anxiety attack, isn’t it? All those mixed feelings of anger and regret is going to drive me bananas especially when I think I know what you’re trying to say about that bit. I’m going to be so righteously angry on her behalf, I just know it. I’ve bumped this one up to my tbr for this week and I hope I enjoy it!

August 2, 2013 - 1:35 am

Jen @ Pop! Goes The Reader - I really love the fact that this novel seems to focus on the friendship between the four girls as opposed to romance. I’ve always found stories about summer camp fascinating, likely because I never went to one myself growing up (I suspect the novelty might wear off rather quickly) I will say that I often struggle with novels in which there is more than one protagonist, as like your experience with Emma and Skylar, I always tend to favour one or two characters and resent the time when I have to read about someone else instead. I think I’ll follow your advice and borrow this one instead of buying it outright as I love the concept but am not sure how much I’ll actually enjoy this one 🙂

August 1, 2013 - 7:17 pm

Bookworm1858 - I loved the friendship here but got a little tired of the boy drama. I just wanted Skylar to fess up and reconnect with Emma and ditch Adam.

August 1, 2013 - 9:52 am

Cynthia - I had high hopes for this one, it sounds like a really great contemp but I don’t like it when it has several characters and they all sort of sound like the same voice just different circumstances. I might still give it a chance though, since you ended up liking it anyways. Great review Estelle! =)

August 1, 2013 - 9:15 am

Hazel Ureta - I need to read this one! I have a weakness for good stories about friends, really. And stories about camp too. I never went to camp and honestly I feel like I missed out a lot because of that so I guess that’s why I read books about it instead.