Author(s): Judy Blume
'For a moment it's as if they've never been apart. They're still Vixen and Cassandra, summer sisters forever. The rest is a mistake, a crazy joke.' Vix Leonard is twelve when she meets dazzling, reckless Caitlin Somers. Invited to spend holidays on Martha's Vineyard with Caitlin and her eccentric, mysterious family, Vix is welcomed into a life totally unlike her own. As days of bold adventure give way to nights of shy discovery, she and Caitlin come together in the complications of growing up; the refuge of belonging; the pact to Never Be Ordinary ...Until one devastating summer when a local boy changes everything. Years later life has driven them apart, but the bruise of their friendship remains. When Caitlin begs Vix to return to the Vineyard for her wedding, Vix knows she will go. She wants to understand what happened that last shattering summer - and why her best friend still has the power to break her heart.
'Judy Blume knows exactly how women think and feel. Perfect summer reading' Jenny Colgan 'Six summers of juicy secrets ... You'll love it like a sister' Cosmopolitan 'Compulsively readable ... her powers are prodigious' New York Times Book Review 'As warm as a summer's breeze blowing through your hair, as nostalgic as James Taylor singing "How Sweet It Is". You remember. So does Judy Blume. How sweet it was' Chicago Tribune 'An exceptionally moving story that can leave the reader laughing and crying ... sometimes at the same time ... Blume creates a rich tapestry of characters' Denver Post 'Her writing sings' Hartford Courant 'An entertaining adult fairy tale ... with engaging characters, an intriguing plot and plenty of sex' San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle 'She catches perfectly the well-armored love between longtime female friends. Blume's characters still tend to hover after the book is set aside, proving that this talented realist continues to do what she does best' Seattle Times 'You don't have to be a Blume fan to enjoy Summer Sisters, but if you are, you'll remember why you loved her books as a child and read them again and again' San Antonio Express-News 'Summer Sisters is a fictional fountain of youth sure to make the reader young all over again' Newsday 'Blume tells a good story, creates memorable characters ... and demonstrates an ear for up-to-the-minute vernacular ... Many readers of Summer Sisters who travelled with Blume in their youth will welcome this new opportunity to visit with a writer who now spins provocative tales for them and other grown-ups to read' Tampa Tribune 'A relentessly readable book ... The strength of this novel is its vivid portrait of teens in the 1980s. Interspersed viewpoints of various characters add interest and depth' Library Journal 'Summer Sisters is not for kids. It is Blume's third book for adults, coming ten years after Smart Women and Wifey, both of which were bestsellers ... [And] it's pretty darn good' Philadelphia Inquirer 'Engaging ... sympathetic characters and realistic situations' Oakland Tribune 'A healthy mix of drama and wry humour ... An effortless, enjoyable read ... [Judy Blume] is a woman for all seasons' BookPage 'A book for all readers ... an adult book with universal appeal' Seventeen 'Blume keeps her story moving ... her portrait of an unlikely yet enduring friendship as it changes over time will remind readers why they read Blume's books when they were young: she finds a provocative theme and spins an involving story' Publishers Weekly
Judy Blume is the author of 23 bestselling novels. She lives on islands up and down the east coast with her husband, and spends summers on Martha's Vineyard with her family.