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The Last Summer of the Camperdowns: A Novel

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

I really enjoyed this book. It is narrated by an adult lady refl

I really enjoyed this book. It is narrated by an adult lady reflecting on the summer she was 12 years old. At times the book loses its flow, but it quickly recovers each time. Overall I really enjoyed this book and recommend it. The author, Elizabeth Kelly, is a very go...
I really enjoyed this book. It is narrated by an adult lady reflecting on the summer she was 12 years old. At times the book loses its flow, but it quickly recovers each time. Overall I really enjoyed this book and recommend it. The author, Elizabeth Kelly, is a very good writer.

posted by JesseG1 on June 11, 2013

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Most Helpful Critical Review

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

If I did half star reviews this book would get 2 1/2 stars... I

If I did half star reviews this book would get 2 1/2 stars...

I found this a little hard to get into.. I guess maybe it was the writing style or maybe the characters or maybe just me. I did however love the name of the main character…12 year old Riddle James Camperdown...
If I did half star reviews this book would get 2 1/2 stars...

I found this a little hard to get into.. I guess maybe it was the writing style or maybe the characters or maybe just me. I did however love the name of the main character…12 year old Riddle James Camperdown, called Jimmy by her dad. And named after Jimmy Hoffa, quite the name for a little girl to tote around.
The story takes place in 1972 on Cape Cod with Riddle and her self centered and caustic parents, the mother Greer who I must say I did somewhat enjoy her dry, nasty wit and her loud overbearing father who is running for office but, most of the time I just felt sorry for 12 year old Riddle.
Riddle witnesses a crime in her neighbors barn and her inability to do or say anything about it is what keeps the story moving along even if it is rather slowly…
Everyone has secrets in this book and they are all hiding or keeping them for or from someone else, and this can have interesting and devastating consequences for everyone involved.
all in all it is a good, if somewhat slow read

posted by anniemichelle on May 30, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2013

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    A very good novel about the problems of the uber rich.

    A very good novel about the problems of the uber rich.

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2013

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    I truly enjoyed this book about the short comings and preoccupat

    I truly enjoyed this book about the short comings and preoccupations of the wealthy. Having it narrated by the adult version of Riddle makes it very interesting. The author has a certain dry wit that keeps the novel moving.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 15, 2013

    Great read.

    Great read.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2013

    Great Read with twist at the end

    This was a great Read with twist at the end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2013

    Not your typical summer fare

    I had seen some great reviews of this book and I thought it was just another beach read. However, it was so much more. Couldn't forget it after I finished it. Go and buy this one now!

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  • Posted July 22, 2013

    Good

    Good summer read.

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