Happy Friday! (Yes, this post went up on Thursday evening. I'm so confused!)
As I said last week, I'm feeling a little behind in my reading and can use your help! I'll be using some upcoming Freebie Fridays as incentive -- if I'm putting the ARC up for grabs, I have to read it.
Congratulations to last week's winner: Leanne G!
by Una LaMarche
To be released by Razorbill
on May 16, 2013
Why have I been putting off reading this one? Because the back cover compares it to Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.
Okay, that is not the cover I remember, but wow, those covers are similar...Yes, I was well past teenage-dom when I read this book. Yes, I often have issues with books that follow multiple protagonists and aren't thrillers. But I really loved SotTP. All together now: You must never wash the pants.
The movie was good too. SotTP is one of those books that, when you try to explain it, sound ridiculous: "So, there's these magical pants? And they fit everyone? And you can't wash them? Stop laughing!" Then when you read the book, it makes perfect sense on the page. At least that's what I remember.
Here's the blurb for Five Summers:
The summer we were nine: Emma was branded “Skylar’s friend Emma” by the infamous Adam Loring. The summer we were ten: Maddie realized she was too far into her lies to think about telling the truth. The summer we were eleven : Johanna totally freaked out during her first game of Spin the Bottle.The summer we were twelve : Skylar’s love letters from her boyfriend back home were exciting to all of us—except Skylar.
Our last summer together: Emma and Adam almost kissed. Jo found out Maddie’s secret. Skylar did something unthinkable . . . and whether we knew it then or not, five summers of friendship began to fall apart. Three years after the fateful last night of camp, the four of us are coming back to camp for reunion weekend—and for a second chance.
Tell me in comments: what book comparison gets you really worried? What book do you hate to see other books compared to?