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The Summer of Katya

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2000

    Intersesting Book

    The Summer of Katya was written by Trevanian, who is a very admirable writer. He sets the book in Salies, France, months before the start of World War I. It is a love story that ends as a shocker. Jean-Marc, a young romantic doctor, has been hired to spend the summer as an assistant for Dr. Gros, a womanizer. Jean-Marc meets Katya Treville, a dark-haired beauty similar in age to Jean-Marc, when her twin brother broke his arm in a bike accident. Jean-Marc begins to fall in love with Katya, and visits her each day after his work at the doctor¿s office. There are two problems facing Jean-Marc: Katya¿s dumbfounded father must not find out that they are seeing each other, and Jean-Marc has a feeling the I¿m a loser family is hiding something from him¿.. Trevanian builds a very emotional novel through the strong build-up of characters. He is very descriptive of the surroundings and character¿s features. With the story taking place in 1914 in France, some of the speech takes time getting used to. I would recommend The Summer of Katya to high schoolers who do not mind reading through slower parts of the book. Trevanian goes into minute detail describing the character¿s emotions, which can be somewhat sluggish at points. I would compare this author to David Livingstone, who is a very talented writer. In conclusion, I would recommend this book if you are a very patient reader, or if you are stuck on a deserted island with only this book.

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