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Title: TWO SUMMERS
Author: Aimee Friedman
Pub. Date: April 26, 2016
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook
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ONE SUMMER in the French countryside, among sun-kissed fields of lavender . . .
ANOTHER SUMMER in upstate New York, along familiar roads that lead to surprises . . .
When Summer Everett makes a split-second decision, her summer divides into two parallel worlds. In one, she travels to France, where she’s dreamed of going: a land of chocolate croissants, handsome boys, and art museums. In the other, she remains home, in her ordinary suburb, where she expects her ordinary life to continue — but nothing is as it seems.
In both summers, she will fall in love and discover new sides of herself. What may break her, though, is a terrible family secret, one she can’t hide from anywhere. In the end, it may just be the truth she needs the most.
From New York Times bestselling author Aimee Friedman comes an irresistible, inventive novel that takes readers around the world and back again, and asks us what matters more: the journey or the destination.
It feels like summer is in full swing now with the 4th of July weekend coming up and temperatures hitting triple digits in my neck of the woods. What better way to celebrate than to pick up a perfect beach or pool read along with that sunscreen and iced cold water. Thanks to Rockstar Book Tours, we are today’s tour stop for just that kind of summery book — Aimee Friedman’s Two Summers.
I came across Aimee’s stories a few years ago, when I read her story Sea Change, and the one thing I can tell you about her writing is that she captures that feeling of long, hot summer days in small towns so well. In this story, Aimee writes about the oh-so-appropriately named Summer’s sixteenth birthday summers (phew, that was a mouthful to say). Maybe it’s the heatwave affecting my thoughts, but do you ever daydream about a coulda-woulda-shoulda summer? That’s exactly what we get in Two Summers. We get two, distinct possible plots intertwined around the same cast of characters.
Aimee’s plots have a quiet build-up that wraps around you like a pleasant, little breeze moving this way and that until a, WAAAAAAIT A MINUTE, WHAT WAS THAT moment happens. In other words, you get to know the characters and the setting first while the plot gently moves you between two possibilities, which intertwine and connect in very logical points. Don’t you believe in destiny? I do, too, and it seems to me that Aimee is playing with just that. I don’t want to give too much away, but I will say that I was pleasantly surprised at how the story concluded.
G I V E A W A Y
3 winners will receive a signed finished copy of TWO SUMMERS and TWO SUMMERS travel bags, US Only.
Follow the rest of the Two Summers tour for more guest posts, interviews and reviews as well as chances to enter the giveaway:
7/4/2016- Here’s to Happy Endings– Review
7/5/2016- Andi’s ABCs– Guest Post
7/6/2016- A Dream Within A Dream– Review
7/7/2016- Curling Up With A Good Book– Guest Post
7/8/2016- Margie’s Must Reads– Review
Aimee Friedman was born and raised in Queens, New York, in an apartment filled with books and different languages. She wrote her first story at the age of five, and was off and running from there. Aimee wrote all through her years as a student at the Bronx High School of Science and then Vassar College. After graduating from college in 2001, she became a children’s book editor, a job she still does, and loves, to this day! Aimee published her first novel, the New York Times bestseller, South Beach, in 2005, and is now the author of several novels for young adults, the latest being Two Summers. Aimee lives in New York City, where she can usually be found writing in cafes, window-shopping, or searching for the perfect iced latte.