Friday, August 12, 2011

The Summer Before Boys by Nora Raleigh Baskin

"My Aunt Louisa, who is really my sister, snored like a machine with a broken part, a broken part that kept cycling around in a shuddering, sputtering rhythm."

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Twelve-year-old best friends and relatives, Julia and Eliza are happy to spend the summer together while Julia's mother is serving in the National Guard in Iraq but when they meet a neighborhood boy, their close relationship begins to change.

Simon & Schuster; 196 pages


Anonymous said...

I found this book hard to follow. Sometimes I didn't know if the girls were being "real" or pretending. Some of the things they were playing didn't seem like things I have seen kids that age do. It was a little hard for me to "believe."

Anonymous said...

What do you mean? I'm their age, and I do things like they do ALL the time!!! It was pretty easy to follow too.

Anonymous said...

yeah ur just stupid