Book Reviews of The Summer I Dared

The Summer I Dared
The Summer I Dared
Author: Barbara Delinsky
ISBN-13: 9780743246439
ISBN-10: 0743246438
Publication Date: 5/2004
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 91 ratings
Publisher: Scribner
Book Type: Hardcover
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A close brush with death leaves Julia re-evaluating her life. She also tries to help discover the cause of the boat accident that took the lives of 8 people.
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Ever prolific and popular Delinsky has often considered the phenomena of near-death experiences granting second chances in life, but rather than rely on hackneyed notions of heroes rising Phoenix-like from the ashes to triumph over adversity, Delinsky grounds her characters in the here-and-now and presents them with dilemmas more familiar than fanciful. Such is the case in her latest work, a tale of three people quite literally thrown together following a boating accident off the Maine coast that spares them while taking the lives of nine others. At 40 Julia is an obedient wife, dutiful daughter, and devoted mother, and has planned a visit to her aunt Zoe to reflect on her obligation to herself versus her ties to her family. Rescued by fellow passenger Noah Prine, Julia feels connected to him by virtue of their shared tragedy while also being drawn to Kim Colella, the other survivor, whose whereabouts at the time of the crash provide a shadowy subplot. As a gentle romance blossoms between Julia and Noah, each evaluates who they were before the accident and who they hope to become in its aftermath. Once again, Delinsky excels at combining a compelling mystery with an insightful portrayal of captivating people facing challenges both ordinary and dramatic. Carol Haggas
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This is a Large Print Book ....At 40 Julia is an obedient wife, dutiful daughter, and devoted mother, and has planned a visit to her aunt Zoe to reflect on her obligation to herself versus her ties to her family. Rescued by fellow passenger Noah Prine, Julia feels connected to him by virtue of their shared tragedy while also being drawn to Kim Colella, the other survivor, whose whereabouts at the time of the crash provide a shadowy subplot. As a gentle romance blossoms between Julia and Noah, each evaluates who they were before the accident and who they hope to become in its aftermath. Once again, Delinsky excels at combining a compelling mystery with an insightful portrayal of captivating people facing challenges both ordinary and dramatic.
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taking place in Maine, a boating accident forces a bond among 3 people and changes their lives. Very good read
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Another great Delinsky novel! Love the Maine setting.
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This is a great book.
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Very good book. A little romance and a little mystery.
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REALLY enjoyed this one!!
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A very nice love story revolving around family dynamics.
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I loved getting so caught up in this book that I wanted to jump in and help the characters. Fast reading--hard to put down.
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I was really intrigued by this book from the start. It is such a captivating tale that inspired me to go to Maine just to see the sights. It was a great suspense with a love story that is very yummy!
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This was the first book of hers that I read.
I was very impressed and felt that the story wasn't predictable, which is very important to me. I think that this book almost puts you in the middle of everything. Very well written. I was going to keep it, but decided to pass it on!
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This was an awesome book...one of her best!
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A book that made me think...how would I react if the same situations came along and how would I live my life. A good book to take to the beach.
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Great read!!