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The Summer Before Boys

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

17 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

Review from Blkosiner's Book Blog

The Summer before boys captures perfectly the awkwardness and transition of age 12 to 13. It had a real childlike quality to it, and I really enjoyed reading it.
It's short, and I'm not sure if it's classified as MG or not, but it's very clean. It does have some da...
The Summer before boys captures perfectly the awkwardness and transition of age 12 to 13. It had a real childlike quality to it, and I really enjoyed reading it.
It's short, and I'm not sure if it's classified as MG or not, but it's very clean. It does have some darker (not extremely dark, but...) issues. It's the first book I've read where a mom is in Iraq. She's dealing with this in the whole book, and I think that it's a noble and needed thing to talk about in contemps. (maybe dark isn't right word... just hard)
I love the complicated family structure, it really adds to the authenticity, because in real life, families are almost always complicated in some way or another.
The friendship between Julia and Eliza is dynamic, and I like to see what causes it to change and grow in different ways. It was a neat touch how they had their imaginary world and it was a form of bonding that helped them.
This is a great summer book, and I recommend to give it a try.

posted by BlkosinerBookBlog on April 22, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

To genre wonderer

I havent read this book yet but when i am done with my other book i will read this I am pretty(99.99%) sure this book's genre is realistic fiction.

posted by 8904986 on April 29, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2012

    Love it

    This is one of the best book i have read .... i recomend girls age 11-13 read but even if ur oder or younger its still a book u can read and enjoy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2012

    AMAZING!

    I love this book so much! I cried when I finished, for 2 reasons, mainly cause the book was so sweet, also cause I finished it and I cant enjoy it anymore. I defienetly recomend it. Totally one of my favorites!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2012

    PLEASE PLEASE READ MY REVIEW ITS IMPORTANT AND PLEASE REPLY TO THIS WITH YOUR THOUGHTS ASAP!!!!!!

    Summer before boys is a GREAT AMAZING BOOK ITS A MUST READ!I am going to start a summer before boys club idf you want tojoin send me (just wright a review on the summer before boys book and i will read it) a paper telling me what you cofde name on your nook is (i use icecream33 but sign everything on this with sbb (summer before boys)) and your fav thing about summer beforboys fav color and bif your ale to post something for our club almost every day(so we can "talk") our main goal for our club is that we want to make summer before boys more known to peaple

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2012

    Rating for summer before boys

    Great book one of the best!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2012

    WOW!!!!!

    Very good. Talks about how you can have a bf, but u shouldnt leave ur bff in the dust. Because bfs come and go but bffs are here to stay!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2012

    Hi

    Luv this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2012

    Omg!!!!!!!

    Omg i bought this book at my bookfair and i just wanted to know if it was on my nook to see if any body liked it or is liking it so i just hope i like it because if i dont im going to be so mad but ill tell if i liked it or not after i am done reading it BRB soon

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2012

    Good!?!?!

    I haven't read this book yet but im going to buy it. I saw it on a poster for the book fair at my school and my friend and I thougt it looked good. She looked more into it and she said she realllly wanted to read it. I'm going to read it myself then give it to her to read. She's exited. I read the reviews and they look good. Wish me luck! :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2012

    The summer before boys

    It is awsome

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2012

    Cant wait

    I cant wait to read this! Its at my bookfair but i just cant wait so ill just buy it now!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2012

    Awesome

    I am gonna red it im excited

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2012

    Brook garton

    This book is an amazing adventerous one

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2012

    I do not know

    Itlooks so good about pre teen stuff it is what probly really happend.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2012

    Want

    I want. So bad

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2012

    Genre

    What genre is this? I need to know asap!

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted April 6, 2012

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    Posted June 19, 2011

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    Posted December 26, 2011

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