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The Last Summer (of You and Me) (edition 2007)

by Ann Brashares

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Title:The Last Summer (of You and Me)
Authors:Ann Brashares
Info:Riverhead Hardcover (2007), Hardcover, 320 pages
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The Last Summer (of You & Me) by Ann Brashares

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This was an amazing journey. I cherrish the relationship between the characters. ( )
  bookjunkie57 | Apr 17, 2015 |
I just re-read this book again over the last couple of days and it's still a real favourite. It really captures (for me) the wonder and excitement and romance of your first love. A very easy and quick read. It's meant to be an adult read but I think it's YA. ( )
  EllenAllen | Sep 29, 2014 |
3.25 stars

Riley and Alice are sisters, and friends with Paul, who they know from their beach house where they all grew up over the summers. They are now all in their early 20s when Paul and Alice discover their attraction to each other, but feel guilty "sneaking" behind Riley's back.

It was o.k. It was pretty slow moving and the book alternated between all three characters' points of view. I was listening to the audio, so if my mind drifted, I would often lose track of who was narrating at any particular point in time. Unfortunately, I inadvertently saw a spoiler, so that may have affected my reaction to the book, as well. I did like the narrator, but overall, it was kind of slow for me. ( )
  LibraryCin | Nov 11, 2013 |
I believe this is my first full-on romance novel. It's a love story from beginning to end, something I honestly wouldn't have picked if it weren't for the author. I was hoping this would be a story I could get behind because Ann Brashares's Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is a wonderful series of books that's wonderfully written and I longed for that style of writing to pull me back again. Well, it did, much to my surprise.
I suppose it is an adult novel but really it's Ann Brashares and she's excellent at writing one thing - you should expect the main theme to be childhood and growing up, yearning for it and resenting it. The characters are in their early twenties but throughout I felt I was reading about teenagers. The plot takes its time, it's straightforward the way The Sisterhood was but really it's whimsical and special and sad and lovely. The writing is not for everyone, it's a contemplative novel with more thoughts than actions. I fell for all the characters straight away and the setting - a remote island - was very much alive to me.
However much I enjoyed this rather peculiar book, I can't give it five stars because childhood is not something I look back to with longing (not unlike Riley in the book) and therefore couldn't always understand why it was such a pull for both Brashares and her characters. I enjoyed it as a novel about the passing of time and the way life changes you in unexpected ways. I hope there'll be a sequel for some reason because you do want to do what happened to those people once they finally accepted that they were adults (which really is what the novel is about). ( )
  RubyScarlett | Nov 11, 2013 |
Great story of love and friendship. A little frustrating at times...but that's life! ( )
  melissarochelle | Apr 13, 2013 |
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No one ever gets over the first unfairness; no one except Peter. He often met it, but he always forgot it. I suppose that was the real difference between him and all the rest. - J.M. Barrie
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Gracie Martin, a New Yorker with a talent for finding missing objects, considers changing her vocation before discovering a lost backpack and embarking on a quest for its owner.

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