Written by Aimee Friedman


The setting takes place in the summer time. The first part of the story is in the countryside of France. The other half is in New York.
Summer is the main character. She seems to be nearly perfect, although when she was in New York she whined a lot. The book is about her two very different summers.

Characters:

  • Wren, super funny and kind, becomes Summer’s friend.
  • Ruby was Summer’s best “friend” until she betrays her.
  • Jacques (one of the possible boyfriends)
  • Hugh (one of the possible boyfriends)

It was intriguing, it kept me wanting to read more. It has very good figurative language. I love how the two summers went completely differently. Its a very good read for young readers.

I personally would’ve liked more of a mature love story… I guess the whole book was to be for the younger teens. It did that perfectly. I didn’t like how whiny Summer got in the New York part. Also, the end was a little confusing.
Summer’s on route to the plane for France, when she gets a call. Half of the story is based as if she answers the phone, and the other is as if she ignores the phone call. She falls in love, during both parts of the book. The book also takes you through some family secrets.The end was great for the most part.. I was confused a bit on who she picked.

Do you recommend this book?
Yes
Language
PG-13
Sexual Content
PG-13
Violence
PG
Drug and Alcohol Use
PG

Review by Makenzie Racine, Student, Cyprus High School
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: YA Fiction

Two Summers
Written by Aimee Friedman
Point, an imprint of Scholastic Inc.
355 pages
Release Date: April 26, 2016
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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