The Lost Summer

The Lost Summer

by Kathryn Williams

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ISBN-13: 9781423141563
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication date: 08/26/2010
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 449 KB
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Kathryn Williams is a freelance writer and editor living in Nashville, Tennesee. She is the author of the young adult novel The Debutante, and Roomies: Sharing Your Home with Friends, Strangers, and Total Freaks. For more information, visit her on the Web at

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The Lost Summer 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Bookfinds on LibraryThing 7 months ago
If you could capture summer in a book, this is it! Helena Waite is thrilled to be returning to her favorite place in the world, Southpoint. This summer she is coming back as a counselor but her best friend Katie Bell, having missed the cut-off by a few months, will have to spend one more summer as a camper. That tiny twist wreaks havoc on the girls¿ tight bond and causes both to question what it means to be a child and what you have to give up to be an adult. The themes in this story are those that anyone can relate to and will have you wishing you too could return to those simple, carefree childhood days. They go by so quickly and unfortunately, Helena is reminded of that all too frequently during her first summer in the ¿adult¿ world.Kathryn Williams has written an extraordinary book about the power of friendship, the dilemmas we face as we outgrow our childhood selves and the tug-of-war we often feel between our adult self and our childhood memories. The depiction of young love is honest and real and will have you rapidly turning the pages to find out what happens. The characters are so vivid and true that they honestly jump right off the page. An absolutely perfect read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book i could not stop reading it
Suzie_Beth17 More than 1 year ago
cute story
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VermeerJg More than 1 year ago
Having worked in an all-girls-school, I found this novel to be palpablly life-like. The internal dialogue is sharply accurate in it's blatant honesty while capturing the conflicting priorities that typify the age of the characters. A perceptive, entertaining and nimble read.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Helena Waite is finally a counselor at Southpoint, a summer camp for girls. She's been going to camp for years, and it is all she looks forward to. The bad part is, Katie Bell, her best friend, missed the counselor age requirement by a few months, and is therefore stuck as a camper for another year. Katie Bell and Helena swear camp will be the same. But Helena thinks it will be different. And it is. Helena leaves Katie Bell behind for her counselor friends, and Ransome, her long-time crush who has become a reality. I was a little disappointed in THE LOST SUMMER. The ending was a complete surprise that I didn't see coming, which is always a good thing, but a lot of the time I found myself quite annoyed by Helena, what with her treating her best friend the way she did. With me knowing so much about camp, it made me curious, because most of the time it seemed as though there was nobody watching the campers. I really thought this book was going to be different, but overall it's an entertaining read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago