Book Hoarder’s Selection (40): The Summer Before Boys by Nora Raleigh Baskin

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BOOK HOARDER’S SELECTION, is a feature of Reading In Winter, which will feature one book from my collection that I plan to read in the coming week. These are NOT review books, but books I’ve purchased, which have been neglected for a long time.

the summer before boysTITLE: The Summer Before Boys

AUTHOR: Nora Raleigh Baskin

HOW LONG I’VE HAD IT: About a year.

WHY I’M READING IT: I bought this last year at a book fair at the school I volunteered at (seriously, how much fun are book fairs?) and loved that it was a summer book AND that it was about that first romance. Of course, this book is a little younger than the YA romances I like reading, but I still love the idea of a first crush. And doesn’t that cover just make you want to run through the grass? It might be winter, but sometimes a summer read is necessary in winter!

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SYNOPSIS:

Julia and Eliza are best friends. Julia’s mother is serving in the National Guard in Iraq, and Julia spends all of her time trying not to think about what could happen. So the girls lose themselves in their summer, hanging out at the resort where Eliza’s father works. But when they meet a new boy, neither of them is prepared for how it impacts their friendship, and Julia has to cope with the possibility of being separated from yet another person she loves.

Award-winner Nora Raleigh Baskin delivers a poignant look at the way a first crush can come between best friends—and the importance of not rushing to grow up.

Have you read this book?

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