This is a wonderful novel by Judy Blume who never disappoints with her wonderful plot twists. And since it is indeed summer, it is the right time to read it. But is this really the kind of summer she is talking about? Well, I will have to leave it to the reader to find out…
When Victoria Leonard answers the phone in her Manhattan office, Caitlin’s voice catches her by surprise. Vix hasn’t talked to her oldest friend in months. However, Caitlin has a big amount of news for Vix. This news transports her back in time, back to the moment she and Caitlin Somers first met, back at the casual betrayals and whispered confessions of their long, complicated friendship. This news also transported her back to the magical island where two friends became summer sisters.
Caitlin dazzled Vix from the start, sweeping her into the heart of the unruly Somers family. It was a world of privilege, adventure, and sexual daring. Vix’s bond with her summer family forever reshaped her ties to her own, opening doors to opportunities she had never imagined. Then in a moment, everything changes.
Summer Sisters is a riveting exploration of the choices that define our lives, of friendship, and love, of the families we are born into and those we struggle to create. For every woman who ever had a friend too dangerous to forgive and too essential to forget, this book will glue to every page, reading and remembering.
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth