Summer Before Boys by
Nora Raleigh Baskin is the perfect summer read with just enough raw
emotion to keep you turning page after page. A follow up to the
award-winning fiction novel Anything
But Typical, it’s a
powerful story of two girls, family and best friends, as they grow up
and grow apart.
four more reasons to pick up this fresh title? Read on…
It’s totally touching.
BFFs Eliza and Julia lose themselves in the wildest summer of their
lives as they fight the fact that Julia’s mother is risking her
life in the National Guard. Julia tries to keep her cool, but no
matter how hard she tries, she finds herself spending all her time
thinking about what could happen. Only a few pages in, we could
already feel her pain. Trust us, you will, too.
lists tonsa reasons why your girls are always better than a guy. All
in the same summer, Julia meets the so-called guy of her dreams. And
on top of that, he may just be the reason why she’s losing her
family and herself. Within the first few chapters, you’ll see just
why your girls should always come before your boy…no matter how
much you think you’re in love.
There’s loads of complicated middle grade drama.
Julia and Eliza are going through that transitional period from
pre-teen to teenage years. These girls are confused, a little bit
awkward and, after reading this book, lovable.
4. There are real girls with real issues.
Baskin paints a very real picture of what it’s like for us girls.
While Julia may have it rougher than us, her story can teach us a lot
about real life.
to grab a copy of The Summer
Before Boys (in stores now)
and let us know your thoughts.
the book here!
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BY SAMONE IJOMA ON 5/31/2011 9:00:00 AM
POSTED IN entertainment, book reviews, summer