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The Summer Before Boys

Baskin, Nora Raleigh (Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Summer Before Boys
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Twelve-year-old best friends and relatives, Julia and Eliza are happy to spend the summer together while Julia's mother is serving in the National Guard in Iraq but when they meet a neighborhood boy, their close relationship begins to change.
Authors: Baskin, Nora Raleigh
Title: The summer before boys
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2011
Characteristics: 196 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Nora Raleigh Baskin
Summary: Twelve-year-old best friends and relatives, Julia and Eliza are happy to spend the summer together while Julia's mother is serving in the National Guard in Iraq but when they meet a neighborhood boy, their close relationship begins to change.
ISBN: 1416986731
9781416986737
Branch Call Number: j BASKIN 2011
Subject Headings: Dating (Social customs) Juvenile fiction Friendship Juvenile fiction Families of military personnel Juvenile fiction Girls Juvenile fiction Preteens Juvenile fiction
Topical Term: Dating (Social customs)
Friendship
Families of military personnel
Girls
Preteens
LCCN: 2010045688
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Twelve-year-old best friends and relatives, Julia and Eliza are happy to spend the summer together while Julia's mother is serving in the National Guard in Iraq but when they meet a neighborhood boy, their close relationship begins to change.


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May 29, 2014
  • indigo_cat_7 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

It was so bad and boring.

Julia and Eliza are best friends who spend a summer living and playing together in and around a woodland hotel where Eliza’s dad works. Julia’a mom is serving overseas with the National Guard and there is an undercurrent of worry throughout the story as Julia daydreams about her mom’s safety.
Baskin has written a gentle story of two girls on the edge of adolescence. They are secure in their own friendship but are ready to test the waters with a new boy in the area. Julia sets her sights on achieving her first kiss while Elisa feels somewhat left behind in their familiar world of make believe and summer activities. There is a suspenseful event and, as mentioned, the thread of military danger in the novel.

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Jul 16, 2013
  • green_turtle_555 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

green_turtle_555 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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