Two Summers

Two Summers ONE SUMMER in the French countryside among sun kissed fields of lavender ANOTHER SUMMER in upstate New York along familiar roads that lead to surprises When Summer Everett makes a split second decis

ONE SUMMER in the French countryside, among sun kissed fields of lavender ANOTHER SUMMER in upstate New York, along familiar roads that lead to surprises When Summer Everett makes a split second decision, her summer divides into two parallel worlds In one, she travels to France, where she s dreamed of going a land of chocolate croissants, handsome boys, and aONE SUMMER in the French countryside, among sun kissed fields of lavender ANOTHER SUMMER in upstate New York, along familiar roads that lead to surprises When Summer Everett makes a split second decision, her summer divides into two parallel worlds In one, she travels to France, where she s dreamed of going a land of chocolate croissants, handsome boys, and art museums In the other, she remains home, in her ordinary suburb, where she expects her ordinary life to continue but nothing is as it seems.In both summers, she will fall in love and discover new sides of herself What may break her, though, is a terrible family secret, one she can t hide from anywhere In the end, it may just be the truth she needs the most.From New York Times bestselling author Aimee Friedman comes an irresistible, inventive novel that takes readers around the world and back again, and asks us what matters the journey or the destination.

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  1. Aimee Friedman was born and raised in Queens, New York, in an apartment filled with books and different languages She wrote her first story at the age of five, and was off and running from there Aimee wrote all through her years as a student at the Bronx High School of Science and then Vassar College After graduating from college in 2001, she became a children s book editor, a job she still does, and loves, to this day Aimee published her first novel, the New York Times bestseller, South Beach, in 2005, and is now the author of several novels for young adults, the latest being Two Summers Aimee lives in New York City, where she can usually be found writing in cafes, window shopping, or searching for the perfect iced latte.

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  1. i thought it would be like a premonition and summer would get to choose from two options but its like two what ifs two separate stories i did read them separately cause i did want to know how each one got unfolded and didn t preferred the mix up its suppose to be like two parallel universe lots of teen drama but i did like the fact that at end of each story summer came out as stronger person and opening to change.

  2. Two Summers is a clever contemporary that asks the big what if question It s about what different scenarios could happen from one split second decision When we meet Summer Everett, she s at the airport, ready to board a plane to France to spend the summer with her dad But then she gets a phone call and from that point on, the book splits between the two scenarios that could occur the one in which she picks up the phone, and the one in which she ignores it and boards the plane So Summer s summer [...]

  3. DE Two Summers erz hlt die Geschichte zweier Sommer auf eine au ergew hnliche Art und Weise F r mich war das Buch ein echter berraschungs Hit Protagonistin Summer steht am Anfang der Story am Flughafen sie ist auf dem Weg zu ihrem Vater, um den Sommer bei ihm in Paris zu verbringen Kurz bevor sie ins Flugzeug steigt klingelt ihr Handy Rangehen oder nicht In einer Perspektive des Buches nimmt Summer den Anruf entgegen und in der anderen nicht Das Buch ist abwechselnd in Parts geschrieben, die uns [...]

  4. 2.5 So this did nothing for me.In retrospect, it s a great novel Really, it is Two summers The What if concept i.e If I hadn t answered that phone call, where would I be Summer Everett is about to have the grandest summer of all her life She s going to spend it with her artist father in his current place of Provence, France But when she arrives, it s discovered her father has flown to Berlin and his artist friends are house sitting, Vivienne and her daughter, Eloise Apparently, Summer s father h [...]

  5. Two Summers is a light yet captivating read It not a bad choice to pack this for your holidays or as your beach read Summer will transport the readers through both of her adventures, and everyone will obviously have a penchant for one than the other Throughout the book, my heart was balancing, contemplating the question of whether Summer should ve answered the phone or not But in the end, which didn t come to a great surprise to me, I wanted for Summer to experience France If you re an eternal [...]

  6. What if Aimee Friedman tackles this question in TWO SUMMERS.What if I had read this novel when I was thirteen I would have loved it I would have felt that ache to be kissed for the very first time, to have a boyfriend, and also so nervous and shy I would have identified with the turbulent friendship with my best friend and the need to have space, yet also that fear of losing her for good Summer s best friend, Ruby starts hanging out with someone Summer doesn t like I would have identified with t [...]

  7. I m am super proud for finishing this book in two days but then mad I can read that fast also for the book being real good I bought this book at my school book fair and was just filled with excitement because I really enjoy my school books fair if u don t I suggest u start to like them because half price books So I really enjoyed it this was my first Aimee Friedman book and her writing is phenomenal the way she described Paris and New York the two main settings in this book made me feel like I w [...]

  8. So this didn t really work for me It had a fantastic premise and I love books that split off into two diverging plots Pivot Point by Kasie West is amazing but here there was literally no point to the two plots because they all seemed to end up in the same place, with the same results I was just bored I didn t want to pick the book back up and Summer was a very immature 15 year old.

  9. This probably doesn t deserve the 3 stars I m giving it This two summers idea didn t really work The author should have picked one and really fleshed it out On the flip side, it was a fast and easy read.

  10. 2.5 stars from this ginger.This story was SLOOOOOOOOOOW Holy balls it was slow And predictable Don t go I to this thinking it s a swoony romance because it isn t The MC has zero self esteem and cannot make the easiest decision without consulting her BFF Uh What She cannot even figure out how to talk to a boy without pointers from her friend GGRRRRR How can you function every day This was not the best read and it overall fell flat for me I wanted but it never came You ve been warned full review [...]

  11. 3.5 5 What if Two Summers takes this question under account.Summer is given a change to meet her father, who she hasn t seen in along time, who lives in France.But before she boards her flight an Unknown Caller calls her phone, in that moment Summer must decide to answer or ignore the caller Her life is split in two parallel worlds, the after maths of if she answers the phone and if she doesn tE WRITING The writing structure at times confused me I was confused with whether she was in France or h [...]

  12. This review was originally posted on Andi s ABCsI m a parallel life book fanatic I mean they have to be some of my favorite topics in the YA genre I love the possibility of seeing the what ifs because even if we don t admit it we all sometimes think what if I decided to ____ instead of ____ It s human nature to wonder so as a reader seeing these outcomes enthralls me Which brings me to Two Summers, a book by Aimee Friedman that I happened to have fall into my lap by chance, and a book that added [...]

  13. Check out this and other reviews on my young adult book blog, Here s to Happy Endings Two Summers is such a fun book I ve read a lot of awesome, original contemporaries that are perfect for summer, but this book really takes the cake it definitely is on my list of favorite summertime reads.Two Summer has such an interesting concept a teenage girl, who while at the airport, has to make a split second decision of whether or not to board the plane to go visit her father in France or stay at home an [...]

  14. Summer is on her way for a summer with her dad in France, and leave her small town in New York for awhile As she was about to board the plane, she receives a call that everything suddenly depended on that split second decision whether she answers the call or not Her life split into two worlds wherein one, she stayed in New York, and in the other, she flies to France as planned As Summer journeys towards her life in both situations, she is faced to some of the realities and challenges in her rela [...]

  15. Phew I finally finished this book.It took me ages to finish it, which is one of the many reasons I didn t enjoy this book Summer was very childish in a way that made me feel like I was reading a children s story book.The storyline of this book is very interesting and smart The idea that there are two parallel stories for the same character is sort of new and so,the book had a lot of potential to be a good one But, something was off I have a feeling that my 15 year old self would ve loved this bo [...]

  16. I kind of want to be that person that rates books with a.75 rating Because I do think this is than a three star read it but not as good as a four The fact that the main character was only 15 for most of the book was hard to get over, and even though there were two different storylines for most of the book the ending was the same regardless so I don t really know how I feel about that Full review to come.

  17. This is another oh look my so called best friend is a back stabbing b ch I m getting so tired of that crap Plus her father is a LOSER too The one redeeming quality of this story is that view spoiler she got the guy she had liked hide spoiler If it wasn t for that this would have gotten a 1.

  18. To read completely spoiler filed review with no blocking of spoilers and with snazzy Blackadder gif click here.This book should ve of been tagged with a warning label that it would piss me off I ll just get the good stuff out the way, the book is readable In this day and age of YA, that s actually a plus because there is a lot of shit with purple prose out there that you just want to tell to f off But even though this book didn t have purple prose I still wanted to tell it to sod off and slam th [...]

  19. 15 year old Summer is planning to leave Hudsonville, NY, to spend the summer in France with the artist father she hasn t seen since her parents divorced many years ago a trip she s undertaking against her mother s will However, just as she s about to board the plane, her phone rings with an unknown number Should she answer In one storyline, she ignores the call and arrives in France to find no one waiting to meet her Her father has gone to Berlin, leaving her to get herself to his house in the s [...]

  20. We all have those what if moments in life, I m sure Minutes before boarding her plane to visit her father in Provence, Summer receives a phone call that she can either choose to ignore or accept A simple decision, unknowingly to her, splits her world in two one in which leads her to Provence, and the other which cements her in New York What is it about July, about the heat of the summer, that inspires people to rebel I will practically read anything with the mention of parallel worlds Or watch, [...]

  21. Summer Everett is at the airport ready to board her plane to spend the summer with her estranged father in France Her phone rings Does she answer it or does she ignore it and get on the plane Lucky for us as the reader, we get to experience two different stories based on this one split second decision In one timeline, she answers the phone and her father cancels on her and her whole summer changes In the other timeline, she ignores the call, gets on the plane, only to find out her father isn t i [...]

  22. What if answering this call will swing the wheel of my life in a new direction Summary Summer is on the way to the airport to spend the summer with her Dad in France Right before she is about to board the plane she gets a phone call Half of this book is told from the perspective of if she answers and the phone call and the other is if she didn t answer the call One decision leads to her going to France and the other she stays in New York.This was such a good summer read, it takes place during Ju [...]

  23. I was really enjoying this book for awhile, until I figured out what the family secret was As I was listening I thought I had figured out what the secret was I was hoping I was wrong since I figured it out quite early on in the book Turns out I was right about the secret which just means that for me the plot was predictable I really liked the way the book was written Summer got annoying in parts as well I couldn t stand her complaining in parts and the way she was acting Overall I liked the book [...]

  24. While I really enjoyed the parallel lives storyline, I had a hard time with little things like Summer being 15, able to use foreign money, but not smart enough to use her cell phone internationally The two different locations played out well and the build to the secret which you know early is coming The four stars is for the concept being executed well and I can see how a young teenager would enjoy the different Love interests and coming of age with friendships changing and family life explorati [...]

  25. This was cute I would have liked development in general I think, but I enjoyed the ending The two parallel lives weren t back and forth each chapter you got to spend a bit time with each all at once I can t decide if I liked it or didn t like it Regardless, fun story

  26. I LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED this book I cannot express how much I loved this book It felt like it was simply written for me It has everything and I mean everything, I love in a book It was a quick read, and it was super captivating I was hooked from the first page and I legit couldn t peel my eyes off the pages until I was done the book I also couldn t stop thinking about this book, and it got me thinking about if I were in the same scenario It had a tumblr vibe to it, but it was also so pur [...]

  27. There s this magical sense of possibility that stretches like a bridge between June and August A sense that anything can happen When Summer Everett makes a split second decision, her summer divides into two parallel worlds In one, she travels to France, where she s dreamed of going a land of chocolate croissants, handsome boys, and art museums In the other, she remains home, in her ordinary suburb, where she expects her ordinary life to continue but nothing is as it seems Beaware Minor Spoilers [...]

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