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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.
©2015 Judy Blume (P)2015 Random House Audio
"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)
One of the best audio books I had the pleasure of listening to. Although I have read a lot of Judy Blume books growing up. The narrator was awesome, she gave me the sense that I was actually watching this entire book play out on screen.
I would have to say Caitlyn. What I found the most interesting about her is that you never hear Caitlyn's point of view. You hear from all other characters but her. I really would like to know what was going on thru her head.
I loved this book and also loved the audio version. The narrator did the story justice and I'll probably listen to this one again.
If recommend for anyone who lived through the 70s or 80s who likes a coming of age story.
This is my favorite book. I know the story backwards and forwards and have read it over 50 times.
The narrator's voices for the characters were terrible. Her voice in general was fine, but her "accents" were awful. Since I know the story and the words so well, the narrator has quite a few mistakes- saying the wrong name, repeating sentences. It's personal preference, but I also thought she accentuated the wrong words.
Yes. I loved hearing the book aloud.
In general, not too bad. Worth it if you love the book.
I have listened to thIs story numerous times, I still get drawn into the story right from the start. I still find it curious that you never hear Caitlyn's thoughts, but you hear everyone else's. I would love the chance to ask Judy Blumenthal about that.
Very disappointed --Summer Sisters may have been written for adults but it is still a teen novel only the teens grow up. If you want to read an adult novel written for adults read something else.
I have always enjoyed this book, and I thought I would enjoy it also as an audiobook. But, the narrator is absolutely wrong for this story. It was pretty distracting, even hours into the book. If you have never read the book before, I'd recommend buying the print version instead. It really is a great book. If you have read it, just skip the audio version.
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