Summer Sisters is an adult read about two friends from young through adult, Caitlin stays on Martha's Vinyard every summer with her father and has invited Vix from Santa Fe to stay and this becomes an every summer happening. Vix becomes a part of this privileged family through these summer visits so the family pay her Harvard education while Caitlin is the wild one who chooses to live the lavish life in Europe instead of school. It is a good fast read.
I loved this book; I did not want it to end. It starts out rather slow but after a few chapters it picks up nicely. It made me laugh and made me cry. I wish Judy Blume would do a sequel to it.
Since this is the first "adult" novel I have read from one of my favorite childhood authors, I was ill-prepared for some of the mature content, and found myself blushing, especially near the beginning of the book (this book is NOT intended for the audience of "Blubber!") However, Blume's writing style has changed very little from her young adult novels, making this an easy read, and I absolutely loved the story of two girls tied by a childhood bond, yet struggling through their relationship as they matured. Victoria's character is especially authentic and relatable, and my heart went out to her as she dealt with the betrayals of a friend she loved dearly.
Read this in highschool when I was visiting Martha's Vineyard, where the book takes place. A great read then... will read again soon i am sure. A great adult read from my childhood fav author Judy Blume.
I didn't really care for this book. I thought that the way the book was written was confusing. At least Judy Blume puts each name at the top of the pages so that you can following who is thinking and saying what. I thought that there were too many characters to keep track of - I kept getting them mixed up with who belonged to whom. I really didn't like the way the book ended - to much like a television series finally (never really tied up the loose ends).
Beware: This is definately an adult book with a great deal of references to adult themes.