Overview: In the summer of 1977, Victoria Leonard’s world changed forever—when Caitlin Somers chose her as a friend. Dazzling, reckless Caitlin welcomed Vix into the heart of her sprawling, eccentric family, opening doors to a world of unimaginable privilege, sweeping her away to vacations on Martha’s Vineyard, a magical, wind-blown island where two friends became summer sisters. . . .Now, years later, Vix is working in New York City. Caitlin is getting married on the Vineyard. And the early magic of their long, complicated friendship has faded. But Caitlin has begged Vix to come to her wedding, to be her maid of honor. And Vix knows that she will go—for the friend whose casual betrayals she remembers all too well. Because Vix wants to understand what happened during that last shattering summer. And, after all these years, she needs to know why her best friend—her summer sister—still has the power to break her heart….via bn.com
Themes: inappropriate se*ual content/relationships, drug use, adultery, dysfunctional marriage/portrayal of marriage, teen pregnancy, abortion, irresponsible use of money.
My Thoughts: I was disappointed, plain and simple, especially since I loved all the books written by Judy Blume when I was a child. I knew that this book was written for adults, so I should have been prepared for what I was reading. I knew that she has an edge to her writing(see the description of Forever), but still I decided to read it. I was appalled at the inappropriate content and referrals in this book. I think that it could have been written so much better than it was. Perhaps I was comparing it to Kristin Hannah’s Firefly Lane(which was incidently written long after Summer Sisters), which I read this time last year. In any case, this book is not one that I recommend to my readers. There is a lot of truth in the book about the way society operates, I just think there could have been a better way to get the point across. Don’t let the title fool you, it is definitely not a good summer read!
Rating: 1.5 stars out of 5