Friday, August 24, 2012

Book Review: The Last Summer (of You & Me) by Ann Brashares

Title: The Last Summer (of You & Me)
Author: Ann Brashares
Category: Romance
Pub. Date: 06/06/2007
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Format: Hardback
Pages: 306
ISBN#: 1594489173

From the author of the multimillion-copy, #1 bestselling series The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants comes a heartbreaking first adult novel.

Ann Brashares's series, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, has made her one of the most successful contemporary authors, shipping more than 8 million copies over the last five years and winning even more millions of passionate fans. Now, like Judy Blume (Summer Sisters) before her, Brashares turns her spectacular gifts to adult readers. In The Last Summer (of You and Me), Brashares uses her remarkable storytelling, emotional insights, and talent for capturing relationships to weave a rich, textured, mature novel that will resonate as clearly with readers in their forties as in their twenties.

Set on Long Island's Fire Island, The Last Summer (of You and Me) is an enchanting, heartrending page-turner about sisterhood, friendship, love, loss, and growing up. It is the story of a beach community friendship triangle-Riley and Alice, two sisters in their twenties, and Paul, the young man they've grown up with-and what happens one summer when budding love, sexual curiosity, a sudden serious illness, and a deep secret all collide, launching the friends into an adult world from which their summer haven can no longer protect them.

As wise, compelling, and endearing as her Traveling Pants series, and as lyrical, thoughtful, and moving as the best literary women's fiction, this novel is sure to win an entire new generation of adult fans.

My Review: 
Well where to start. I have been reading a lot of paranormal fiction lately so I thought I would like to delve into a good love story. Something that I could just relax and not have a lot of suspense.

Just let me say I was not disappointed. Except to put it this way, I actually was some what board. I know I wanted a relaxing love story but not one that drags out.The plot was okay. But really, there was no heat so to speak. 

I have read of Ann Brashares' Traveling Pants. I loved it. And so when I picked this one up at a thrift store I thought that it sounded good. And don't get me wrong it was. Just didn't keep my attention as well as I would have liked. Was told to at least finish it, due to the fact that as I said I had been reading a lot of fast paced books, so maybe that was clouding my view. I will admit that might have had something to do with it. So I did finish it. 

Won't go in to any more of it. You all know my view... You need to read for yourself.... my view may not be your view. And possible in the future I may go back an try to read this one again.

So due to the above I am giving this book a Breath of Life Rating: 

 Three Clock Rating!!

Make sure you check out this book, the link is below, just click it!!!


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