The Last Summer (of You and Me)

The Last Summer (of You and Me)

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Gracie Martin, a New Yorker with a talent for finding missing objects, considers changing her vocation before discovering a lost backpack and embarking on a quest for its owner.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2011, C2007.
ISBN: 9781594489174
1594489173
9781594485701
Call Number: BRASHARES
Characteristics: 353 p. ; 17 cm
Subjects: Fire Island (N.Y. : Island) -- Fiction.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction.
Young adults -- Fiction.
Sisters -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.

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Zimowang
Aug 30, 2017

personally, i think this book is a bit too much for young readers. i would recommend this book to ages 14+, but overall it was great🙂

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asword328
May 26, 2015

I thought this book was great! I have not read her other works but this was a great page turner that really pulls you in. It had some sad parts but it's still a great story. I highly recommend it for anyone wanting a nice summer read! I'd give it five stars!

LPL_MollyW May 20, 2015

I’ve never read The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, but I randomly picked up The Last Summer (of You and Me) by Ann Brashares and it's a favorite. For me, it's a perfect beach read.

This novel had a lot of the elements that I love in fiction. It has a dual structure, in which an author weaves together the past and the present to create a a fuller story. It has childhood friends turned lovers, which is my favorite type of love story. And it has a strong, emotionally complex relationship between sisters.

I really recommend it to fans of Curtis Sittenfeld’s Prep, Laura Moriarty’s The Center of Everything, and Summer Sisters by Judy Blume as well as for readers who discovered the hidden gem of a book April & Oliver by Tess Callahan.

loonylovesgood Aug 08, 2013

This was ok. I think Ann Brashares's style of writing is more suited to young adult novels, though.

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NH550
Jul 11, 2012

Disappointing. The characters weren't very likeable, and the plot line was depressing. Not the fun "beach read" I was hoping for.

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tocch101
Jul 02, 2012

A good read, but not as good as her other work. The book doesn't explain actions and motivations of characters as well as many other stories. Good summer book read.

spomincica Aug 09, 2011

The story was OK, and it was a quick, mostly sweet story about two sisters and their friend; except for the fact that too many pages were spent on sex.

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redwallflower
Jul 18, 2011

A great summer read for the cottage! I got pulled into the lives of the characters as they lived through that summer on Fire Island and the following months.

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expecto_patronum88
Jul 13, 2010

A quick and altogether engrossing summer read. Very enjoyable, but not quite as affecting as Brashares' Traveling Pants series. A solid adult novel debut.

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shauna_grant
Feb 09, 2010

I loved this book and read it very quickly as it retained my interest from page to page, chapter to chapter. The only thing I wanted to mention is that the dialogue is totally unrealistic... They say things that you wouldn't normally say in a conversation. I often had to re-read dialogue between characters to assure I had a full understanding of what they meant or what the hidden message was behind their words.

But all in all, it was an amazing story! I can't wait to read Ann Brashare's future Adult Fiction novels!

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Zimowang
Aug 30, 2017

Zimowang thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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