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ISBN13: 9780440226437
ISBN10: 0440226430
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gracie33, January 17, 2014 (view all comments by gracie33)
Surprisingly I read this book in 2 days. I am usually a history book person and thought this would be an easy, beachy read. I was hooked instantly and found it very true to life with some real situations. I definitely felt I was on the journey to discovery with the characters; good, bad, or both. A thought provoking easy read.
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sentina, June 4, 2012 (view all comments by sentina)
It is hard for me to imagine the lives of these women in Martha's Vineyard and New York City, because I have never been to either place. But it didn't matter; once I got into the story, I was hooked. I found myself saying, "No, no," when I saw them making what seemed like bad choices, but I had to accept what they did, much like real life.

As Blume went deeper into the psyches of these characters, their choices made more sense, and I got to see that my reflexive negative reaction could keep me from seeing the many possibilities in life, in understanding and supporting both others and myself.

We all make choices that seem right at the time, and we experience their consequences, whatever they may be, and accepting that is part of the value of reading this book.

The men that attract the teenage Caitlin and Victoria (Vix) would be very unattractive to me, but then, perhaps the men that I like would be unattractive to them. It is always interesting and mind-opening to see inside other people's lives, perhaps especially when they are so different from mine.

It makes sense that Judy Blume would become a writer for adults; in a way, the children and teens of her early books are growing up.



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Desi, November 23, 2010 (view all comments by Desi)
When I recently moved to Santa Fe I had to reread this as some of the story takes place in Santa Fe. It was odd that the first day I saw some of the places mentioned. While there isn't any hard subjects here, still a enjoyable & breezy chick lit book. DO NOT pass on to any kid thinking this is one of Blume's kid books as the three adult books are just that. Adult books with subjuect matter/language that's not suitable for the younger reader.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440226437
Author:
Blume, Judy
Publisher:
Dell Publishing Company
Author:
Various
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Massachusetts
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Martha's vineyard (mass.)
Subject:
Female friendship
Subject:
Martha's Vineyard
Subject:
Martha's Vineyard (Mass.) Fiction.
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
SO-13
Publication Date:
19990531
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
7.08x4.28x1.12 in. .43 lbs.

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Product details 416 pages Dell Publishing Company - English 9780440226437 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In this "exceptionally moving story that can leave the reader laughing and crying . . . sometimes at the same time . . . Blume (introduces) a rich tapestry of characters" ("The Denver Post").
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