Summer Sisters by Judy Blume
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In the summer of 1977, Victoria Leonard’s world changes forever when Caitlin Somers chooses her as a friend. Dazzling, reckless Caitlin welcomes Vix into the heart of her sprawling, eccentric family, opening doors to a world of unimaginable privilege, sweeping her away to vacations on Martha’s Vineyard, an enchanting place where the two friends become “summer sisters.”
Now, years later, Vix is working in New York City. Caitlin is getting married on the Vineyard. And the early magic of their long, complicated friendship has faded. But Caitlin begs Vix to come to her wedding, to be her maid of honor. And Vix knows that she will go—because she wants to understand what happened during that last shattering summer. And, after all these years, she needs to know why her best friend—her summer sister—still has the power to break her heart.
Praise for Summer Sisters
“Compulsively readable . . . [Blume’s] powers are prodigious.”—The New York Times Book Review
“As warm as a summer breeze blowing through your hair, as nostalgic as James Taylor singing ‘How Sweet It Is.’ You remember. So does Judy Blume. How sweet it was.”—Chicago Tribune
“An exceptionally moving story that can leave the reader laughing and crying . . . sometimes at the same time . . . Blume creates a rich tapestry of characters.”—The Denver Post
“Blume’s characters still tend to hover after the book is set aside. . . . She catches perfectly the well-armored love between longtime female friends.”—The Seattle Times

About Judy Blume

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Judy Blume lives in Key West and New York City. You can visit her at
Published December 15, 2009 by Delta. 418 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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The book is set up in sections: Prologue Summer 1990 (which I talked about above), Part One Dancing Queen 1977-1980, Part Two Rapture 1982-1983, Part Three We are the World 1983-1987, Part Four Didn't We Almost Have It All 1987-1990, Part Five Steal the Night 1990-1995 and the Epilogue Summe...

Oct 17 2008 | Read Full Review of Summer Sisters: A Novel

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Vix and Caitlin become inseparable, go through puberty together, crush on local beach boys, and spend every summer at the beach.

Mar 05 2012 | Read Full Review of Summer Sisters: A Novel

The girls spend a summer on Cape Cod (Caitlin asks Vix to spend the summer with her and her father), and readers are reminded all to much of Blume's wonderful ability to tap into the soul of a young girl coming of age.

Jul 22 1998 | Read Full Review of Summer Sisters: A Novel

Summer Sisters Book Review Summary ... Will they be summer sisters forever? ... teen audience, but this novel is for adults waiting to become a Judy Blume fan.

Jun 26 2015 | Read Full Review of Summer Sisters: A Novel

I’m a bit behind on my summer reading and I’m also trying to hold onto summer!

Sep 18 2013 | Read Full Review of Summer Sisters: A Novel

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