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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (312 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ruth White Narrator: Kate Forbes Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In 1955, thirteen-year-old Lyric, her older sister Summer, and their widowed father pack the car. Poor yet hopeful, they move from the hills of Virginia to Flint, Michigan, where "Poppy" plans to find factory work. Once they are in Michigan, Lyric and Summer love the excitement of the city. Lyric makes friends at her new school, but Summer feels like an outcast. Soon, the close bond between the two sisters begins to dissolve. Lyric always knew that Summer was a bit odd, but now Summer withdraws more and more into a fantasy world. Filled with love and pain, Memories of Summer is Lyric's story of her sister's descent into mental illness. Newbery Award-winning Ruth White is noted for her ability to capture the conflicts and emotions that affect many young adults. Narrator Kate Forbes'gentle voice captures both the sisters and their changing world. For more by Ruth White, look for Weeping Willow, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Vicki | 2/16/2014

    " Lyric & Summer teenage sisters move w/their father from the hills of VA to Flint, MI in 1950's. Dad gets a job at a car plant, living conditions slowly improve for them, but Summer the older sister spirals into the life of a schzophrenia/paranoia-Good Read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Marianne | 2/13/2014

    " Don't pick this up if you're in for a light and uplifting read. This was a very dark book, but very good. It discusses the struggles a family faces when the oldest daughter is bipolar. This is hard in any age, but this book takes place in the 1950s. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Michelle | 2/7/2014

    " I picked up this book this afternoon because it was in my library downstairs and the book I am reading is upstairs. The kids were playing outside and this was short, so I figured I would read a few pages while they ran amok. I don't know where or when I purchased this but I was surprised how much I liked this book. It is extremely short and the writing very simple, yet somehow I totally connected with the characters. It's fairly heavy (thirteen year old dealing with her sister's mental illness) but I really enjoyed it. Read it in one sitting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Hebert-Birkenbach.Sierra Hebert-birkenbach | 2/2/2014

    " I think that this book was very enlightening and opened my eyes to a subject that I rarely think about. "

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