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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (17,631 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ann Brashares Narrator: Cassandra Campbell Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In the town of Waterby on Fire Island, the rhythms and rituals of summer are sacrosanct: the ceremonial arrivals and departures by ferry; yacht-club dinners with terrible food and breathtaking views; the virtual decree against shoes; and the generational parade of sandy, sun-bleached kids, running, swimming, squealing, and coming of age on the beach.

Set against this vivid backdrop, The Last Summer (of You and Me) is the enchanting, heartrending story of a beach-community friendship triangle among three young adults for whom summer and this place have meant everything. Sisters Riley and Alice, now in their 20s, have been returning to their parents' modest beach house every summer for their entire lives. Petite, tenacious Riley is a tomboy and a lifeguard, always ready for a midnight swim, a gale-force sail, or a barefoot sprint down the beach. Beautiful Alice is lithe, gentle, a reader and a thinker, and worshipful of her older sister. And every summer growing up, in the big house that overshadowed their humble one, there was Paul, a friend as important to both girls as the place itself, who has now finally returned to the island after three years away. But his return marks a season of tremendous change, and when a simmering attraction, a serious illness, and a deep secret all collide, the three friends are launched into an unfamiliar adult world.

Ann Brashares has won millions of fans with her blockbuster series, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, in which she so powerfully captured the emotional complexities of female friendship and young love. With The Last Summer (of You and Me), she moves on to introduce a new set of characters and adult relationships just as true, endearing, and unforgettable. Thoughtful, lyrical, and tremendously moving, The Last Summer (of You and Me) is a deeply felt celebration of summer and nostalgia for youth. Download and start listening now!


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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Karen | 2/20/2014

    " This book started off promising and I enjoyed the complex relationships between the three main characters. Then I hit the middle third and things just got goofy. The central conflict that causes the tension and drama is just absurd and could be resolved with one conversation. It was just an exercise in frustration for a good hundred pages. By the time I neared the end, I could predict exactly what was going to happen and was not at all surprised at the ending. I wanted to be able to recommend this as a great beach read but I just can't. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Deborah | 2/15/2014

    " kinda depressing and super sloooooooooooow. The book couldv'e been about half that long and still been slow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Danielle | 2/12/2014

    " It was extremely slow moving for the first 100 or so pages but after that it started to pick-up. It ended up being a really sweet novel even though it was pretty predictable. Oh, Alice and Paul! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Erika | 2/11/2014

    " Okay book, was a good story but I really didn't get too into is as I could never quite tell what one of the main characters problem was. Probably one of my least favorite of her books, and I usually like them. "

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