Monday, January 4, 2010
Seventeenth Summer - by Maureen Daly
Is one of my favorite - no make that my MOST favorite book! I was first introduced to this book when I was in 6th grade - by a fabulous teacher by the name of Mrs. Gainsa. I eagarly read it then and have continued to do so every two years or so ever since.
Each time I read it, I get transported to Fon Du Lac, and that glorious summer - the writing is so descriptive that I feel as if I am actually there and experiencing what Angie Morrow felt that glorious summer when she first fell in love.
Until the summer before college, Angie Morrow didn't really date. Her mother didin't like her to go out much. But no one -- not even Angie's mother -- can resist the charm of strikingly handsome Jack Duluth. His good looks grab Angies's attention from the moment in June when Jack throws Angie a smile at McKight's drugstore. And on their first date sailing under the stars -- when Jack leans in and whispers to Angie, "You look nice with the wind in your hair," the strange new feeling s begin. Tingles, prickles, warmth: the tell-tale signs of romance. It's the beginning of an unforgettable summer for Angie, full of wonder, warmth, tears, challenge, and love.