Archive for September 21st, 2009

Summer Sisters

This blogpost is dedicated to my own kind of summer sister and our NBO pact.

Summer Sisters is one of Judy Blume‘s few adult novels. It describes how the lives of Victoria, called Vix and Caitlin intertwine. All starts when they are 12 years old and Caitlin, a popular, vivacious girl from a well to do family quite unexpectedly askes Vix (shy, intellectual girl fron a hard working poor family) to spend the summer with her at her father’s holiday home.
This is the beginning of a long lasting very initmate friendship with many twists and turns…. a full summary can be found here.

<If you haven’t read the book, better not read any further than this ;)>

The book is one of those that grip you and not let you out of their clutches until you have turned the last page. It is funny and sad and everything inbetween… just a perfect mixute. I read it for the first time in my teens and was totally enchanted (and a little embaressed as there is quite a bit about sexuality in it). When I reread it now, I found that the charm worked on me still… It is such a beautiful book, though the end still leaves me puzzled. As much as I would love to believe that Caitlin still is out there somewhere, it seems highly unlikely!


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