The Last Summer of You and Me Hardcover – Import, 5 June 2007
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- Publisher : Riverhead Books (5 June 2007)
- Language : English
- ISBN-10 : 1573224626
- ISBN-13 : 978-1573224628
- Item Weight : 386 g
- Country of Origin : USA
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The language is beautiful. It's hard not to reflect on one's own youth: the melodrama, observing the complications of one's parents lives as they work out their own crises all set against the background of the microcosm of the small world in a seasonal resort with its own unique traditions repeated each summer.
You can almost smell the variations of the sea's scents, feel the ever-changing weather, the sand which finds its way onto your person, between the sheets, in your hair, the never dry bathing suits, the rituals which mark the progression of the summer from Memorial Day on.
This is a novel of personal discovery and growth for the three main characters. It's real and honest. You might recognize your own struggles and the endless questions you asked yourself as you morphed from a pleasure-loving, irresponsible teen into an adult making careful and yet frightening decisions about your future. There is palpable anxiety as you consider the friends you grew up and the work it takes to bring them into your future (or not). How do you hold a moonbeam or a sweet, always fated romance in your hands and heart? How do you handle loss while honoring those vibrant loved ones who would never want you to stop living after they've departed forever?