Song of Summer

Song of Summer

by Laura Lee Anderson

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The thirteen qualities of Robin's Perfect Man range from the mildly important “Handsome” to the all-important “Great taste in music.” After all, Westfield's best high school folk musician can't go out with some schmuck who only listens to top 40 crap. So when hot Carter Paulson walks in the door of Robin's diner, it looks like the list may have come to life after all...until she realizes he's profoundly deaf.

Carter isn't looking for a girlfriend. Especially not a hearing one. Not that he has anything against hearing girls, they just don't speak the same language. But when the cute waitress at Grape Country Dairy makes an effort to talk with him, he takes her out on his yellow Ducati motorcycle.

Music, language, and culture all take a backseat as love drives the bike. But how long can this summer really last?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781619637863
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 07/07/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 250
File size: 4 MB
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

The author Laura Lee Anderson is a professional actress, writer, and urban youth mentor. She's also done her share of waitressing- with a BA in Theatre there was really no way around it. She's been interested in Deaf culture since third grade, when she taught her best friend and herself American Sign Language so they could talk during Library class. She also has a regular column at, a Mark Cuban company that was recently named Pittsburgh's best website by Pittsburgh Magazine.

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Song of Summer 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
LittleBookAffair More than 1 year ago
I received a free ARC of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This review was originally posted on I've wanted to read a book with a deaf character ever since I read Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover. When I seen that Song of Summer had a deaf character I knew I wanted to read it. When I found out that Song of Summer had alternating perspectives I knew I needed it ASAP. This book is too cute! I actually thought it was going to kill me with its cuteness. I loved the writing in the book, it was breezy and easy to read. I liked how the author handled writing a deaf character, I thought she did a very nice job. I liked the characters in the book, except for Robin's ex-boyfriend - he got on my nerves. I liked seeing Carter and Robin interact with each other. Song of Summer made me laugh and had me rooting for Robin and Carter since the very beginning. I give this book 4 stars because there were a few grammatical errors and I felt like the ending was little abrupt. That aside, I really enjoy this book and I recommend this if you're looking for a quick summer read.
JavaMama38 More than 1 year ago
After she breaks up with her boyfriend, Robin thinks the perfect guy is elusive. When Carter ticks off all of her boxes, she realizes the guy of her dreams is closer than she thinks. Anderson's writing flowed from page one. I found myself pulled into the story immediately. The author's research on the challenges faced by the hearing impaired shows in every page, bringing light to difficulties hearing readers will never face. Bottom Line: A sweet read. I can't wait to see what's next!
BlkosinerBookBlog More than 1 year ago
I wanted to read Song of Summer because I am drawn to teens with illnesses or disabilities, and ASL has always interested me. I tried to learn it at one point, but only remember a bit. I also liked the tension that comes about with her passion for music and that she is falling for a boy who can't hear it. The romance is sweet, and I loved their instant connection. I thought it was hilarious that she thought he was gay at first because he came into the diner with a guy friend, and he just texted his order, and said friend did all the ordering and talking. Without knowing he's deaf, I probably would have assumed the same thing. But they flirt and he comes back again to the diner, and they have conversations written on her ordering pad. I liked Robin and her best friend, but I didn't like that her ex Trent who broke up with her because he didn't want to be tied down senior year. He is everywhere, and they play music together at the same church, and he is still flirty with her and acts like he didn't hurt her. Which obviously is fine because I liked her connection and how she tried with Carter where some people discovered he was deaf and act all weird or condescending. I like the unique family situation with Carter. He is adopted by his deaf father and his mom knows sign language because one of her parents were deaf. They have adopted him and two other deaf children, and I love their culture, and the fact that his parents were open to adoption and could bring the kids up in a household that understood and could communicate with them. There was some drama that I felt was unnecessary, but I suppose that it did serve some purposes to let us know some of the history and decisions that were made. The ending managed to leave a hint of possibility but it was pretty realistic and also felt pretty open in some ways. I wanted a more wrapped up HEA, but there were so many things that were on the way to fixing, and there was some maturity needed as well as perspective on how the other was dealing with. And there was also the fact of the distance between them, it felt like a nice summer romance, but it hinted throughout that they were dreaming up ways to make it work past then. Disclaimer: I received this book as an ARC (advanced review copy). I am not paid for this review, and my opinions in this review are mine, and are not effected by the book being free. Bottom Line: Sweet romance between two very different people.