Someone Like Summer by M. E. Kerr

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Annabel first sees him playing soccer near her house. His name is Esteban—she sees it on the back of his team shirt. He notices her, smiles, then looks back over his shoulder at her again.

It is the beginning of summer in the resort town of Seaview. It is also the start of a romance between a young Colombian who came to town to work and the daughter of a local contractor whose crews are entirely Latino—new immigrants who are changing the face of Seaview.

This is the summer of war in Iraq, and of Hurricane Katrina. But in Seaview there are other concerns. In Annabel's house her new boyfriend is at the top of the list. And Esteban's sister has harsh words for his choice of a girlfriend.

M. E. Kerr weaves a compelling story of star-crossed love and a small-town problem of nationwide significance.


About M. E. Kerr

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M. E. Kerr is a winner of the American Library Association's Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement and the ALAN award from the National Council of Teachers of English. Ms. Kerr lives in East Hampton on New York's Long Island.
Published July 1, 2007 by HarperTeen. 272 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Annabel’s father is angry she is dating a muchacho, and Esteban’s sister calls Annabel names like “flour face.” Unaffected by the prejudicial turmoil, the pair forges ahead with their starry-eyed romance, leaving notes in library books, meeting on dark beaches and trying with innocent naiveté to ...

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Soon Annabel is head over heels in love with Esteban, despite Esteban's reluctance to make their relationship physical and Esteban's sister's rejection of Annabel, calling her "flour face" and "easy."

Jul 01 2007 | Read Full Review of Someone Like Summer

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When Esteban takes a job working for Annabel's father and makes a brutal mistake, Annabel finds herself going behind her father's back, just to spend time with Esteban."

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