Saturday, October 5, 2013

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

Book synopsis(via Goodreads):
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.
This insomniac's opinion:
Ugh. I think Ann Brashares should probably stick with the YA genre. This was painful. An entire book of characters whining about how awful it is to grow up. Then, the one likeable character dies and the reader is left to finish the novel with the remaining characters whining AND grieving. Sigh. I can't believe I finished it.
Worth staying up all night to read?
Decidedly not.
Rating: 1 star

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