A Summer to Die

Narrated by: Andi Arndt
Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (50 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Acclaimed author Lois Lowry's first novel, A Summer to Die is a poignant and perceptive tale of love and tragedy.

Meg isn't thrilled when she gets stuck sharing a bedroom with her older sister Molly. The two of them couldn't be more different, and it's hard for Meg to hide her resentment of Molly's beauty and easy popularity. But now that the family has moved to a small house in the country, Meg has a lot to accept.

Just as the sisters begin to adjust to their new home, Meg feels that Molly is starting up again by being a real nuisance. But Molly's constant grouchiness, changing appearance, and other complaints are not just part of a new mood. And the day Molly is rushed to the hospital, Meg has to accept that there is something terribly wrong with her sister. That's the day Meg's world changes forever. Is it too late for Meg to show her true feelings?

©1977 Lois Lowry (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Heartwarming!

I first read the hardcopy of this book the summer I turned 12 years old or so. I always remembered it. I am 40 now and was soo excited when I learned it was an audiobook! I fell in love with this story all over again! It was a great throwback listen!

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For people who get lightheaded when things are gross or yucky, don’t read this, it has to do with blood and being rushed to the hospital, I stopped there when I heard about the blood, I don’t want to continue reading that! 😬😐 But then again before the “gross” stuff happened it was a great book!

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Great book! I love Lois Lowry!

This was a wonderful book. Well written and very well read. I absolutely love Lois Lowry she always uses such wonderful description in her books which allows you to paint a very vivid picture in your mind.

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A story worth listening

Performed very well, depicting the remarkable story of maturing, sibling rivalry and loving. Meg and Molly's family reminds me and my cousin's growing up.

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The book was to predictable to guess the ending if you know any thing about cancer.