Thursday, December 10, 2009

Hidden in Plain View Thursdays - Summer Sisters by Judy Blume

Summer Sisters
by Judy Blume

Welcome to the weekly feature where we use to pick a book from our library shelves (real or virtual) and bring it out into daylight.  To join in, follow the guidelines posted here.

I picked this one up at a book sale last summer, mainly because I was attracted to the Martha's Vineyard (New England) setting.  I like Judy Blume, and think this one looks like one I'm going to put on the summer list for 2010.  Here's what's in the Amazon ad blurb:
In the summer of 1977, Victoria Leonard's world changed forever—when Caitlin Somers chose her as a friend. Dazzling, reckless Caitlin welcomed 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, a magical, wind-blown island where two friends became 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 has begged Vix to come to her wedding, to be her maid of honor. And Vix knows that she will go—for the friend whose casual betrayals she remembers all too well. Because Vix 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....

I'm glad picked this one...sometimes we just need to be reminded......


  1. I loved Judy Blume's children's novels. I think I stopped reading her after I read Deenie and Forever. So I wonder how I would feel about her (Still love her?) after reading her women's novels. I don't want to shatter her icon status for me so I haven't tried them.

  2. well, I have never read anything by Blume, so I have no icon status view of her to be effected if I hated it. ;-)

    actually though, it sound interesting. and yes, I too would pick it up for the Martha's Vineyard setting.

  3. oooh, this is my guilty read. I loved Judy Blume as a child.


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