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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Last summer ¿ A Read To Remember!

This novel centers on The Patterson family and The Giroux family; especially the mothers and daughters. Have the events in this story destroyed the relationship between the families? I hope you get a chance to read this book and find out for yourself. Rosie Patterson an...
This novel centers on The Patterson family and The Giroux family; especially the mothers and daughters. Have the events in this story destroyed the relationship between the families? I hope you get a chance to read this book and find out for yourself. Rosie Patterson and Meg Giroux have been best friends for a long time. They have lived next door to each other for years. Jane Patterson and Frannie Giroux also have been best friends for a long time too. Over the years Rosie and Meg have confided many secrets to each other. Both girls trusted each other to keep those secrets and they both have up until now. Meg is an outgoing young lady that can stand on her own two feet. Rosie on the other hand is a little more on the timid and laid back side. It seems for months Rosie has been picked on by several girls in and out of school. Meg doesn’t like that Rosie won’t stick up for herself. In a moment that Meg instantly regretted she blurted out to the leader of the girls that have been picking on Rosie a secret about Rosie. Of course, the secret was spread around school by these malicious girls. The damage done to Rosie was pretty bad. There was more abuse and bullying that came out in this book. I don’t want to spoil it for the reader. I found myself wanting to fight for Rosie. I wanted Rosie to tell someone! The relationship between Rosie and Meg and between Jane and Frannie is understandably strained. Will there be healing and forgiveness? Can Rosie ever trust Meg again? Can Jane and Frannie get their relationship back on track? Bullying is never an act that can be condoned. I think more public awareness is needed. Parents as well as school officials should always be on the alert. This is the first book I have read by the author Holly Chamberlin so I can’t compare it to her other novels. I was impressed with the subject line that she chose for this book and I feel she did a great job getting her point a cross in the telling of this story. I am looking forward to reading more novels by her. I wish to thank Kensington Publishing for providing me with an ARC to read and review. The opinions expressed are mine alone.

posted by sunshineJB on May 29, 2012

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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posted by JAC0314 on July 4, 2012

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  • Posted May 29, 2012

    Last summer ¿ A Read To Remember!

    This novel centers on The Patterson family and The Giroux family; especially the mothers and daughters. Have the events in this story destroyed the relationship between the families? I hope you get a chance to read this book and find out for yourself. Rosie Patterson and Meg Giroux have been best friends for a long time. They have lived next door to each other for years. Jane Patterson and Frannie Giroux also have been best friends for a long time too. Over the years Rosie and Meg have confided many secrets to each other. Both girls trusted each other to keep those secrets and they both have up until now. Meg is an outgoing young lady that can stand on her own two feet. Rosie on the other hand is a little more on the timid and laid back side. It seems for months Rosie has been picked on by several girls in and out of school. Meg doesn’t like that Rosie won’t stick up for herself. In a moment that Meg instantly regretted she blurted out to the leader of the girls that have been picking on Rosie a secret about Rosie. Of course, the secret was spread around school by these malicious girls. The damage done to Rosie was pretty bad. There was more abuse and bullying that came out in this book. I don’t want to spoil it for the reader. I found myself wanting to fight for Rosie. I wanted Rosie to tell someone! The relationship between Rosie and Meg and between Jane and Frannie is understandably strained. Will there be healing and forgiveness? Can Rosie ever trust Meg again? Can Jane and Frannie get their relationship back on track? Bullying is never an act that can be condoned. I think more public awareness is needed. Parents as well as school officials should always be on the alert. This is the first book I have read by the author Holly Chamberlin so I can’t compare it to her other novels. I was impressed with the subject line that she chose for this book and I feel she did a great job getting her point a cross in the telling of this story. I am looking forward to reading more novels by her. I wish to thank Kensington Publishing for providing me with an ARC to read and review. The opinions expressed are mine alone.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2012

    Great read

    What a great story. Not only does it send a great anti bullying message it is a great message in forgiveness and moving forward.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2012

    This book was very good. This is the first time that I have ever

    This book was very good. This is the first time that I have ever read anything by Holly Chamberlin. I am not going to give any details away but during the course of time that I read this book I was wanting to finish it and read another book. After I had finished I was moved probably because I had been bullied myself when I was that age. But now I find myself wanting to continue on with these characters. I would recommend this book to anyone that likes Holly Chamberlin or to anyone who is looking for a new author.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

    Highly recommend! I could not put it down. Very warmly written book on a tough subject facing teenagers today.

    I love holly Chamberlin's books and have read them all. This book tackled a tough issue facing families with teens these days. Even though it is fiction, it was very real. The characters are real and very eye opening. I have teenage boys and they get bullied too. It was interesting to watch the characters unfold, mature and redefine themselves. Every parent with teenagers should read as an indicator to signs of bullying in their own circle of teenagers. There is comfort in the strength of the characters. Loved it.

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    Posted October 12, 2012

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