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The End of Summer

3.83 of 5 stars 3.83  ·  rating details  ·  30 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Lamb's lyrical, moving debut novel tells the deeply affecting and ultimately life-affirming story of a young boy coming to terms with his father's death--a tender, lilting, mystical novel of love and loss and the renewal of the human spirit.
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published July 1st 1995 by Simon & Schuster
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Aaron Mcmahon
John is a dear friend of my family's. I read this book when I was 12 or so, though it is timeless. One of my favorites always.
amazing! made me cry so much. l love this book!
I read this book when I was 12, the same age as Nick the protagonist. I am now 20 years old, and it's still my favorite. I remember clutching at the book and crying at 1AM way past my bedtime.
It will always be my favorite.
While it did certainly have a surprise ending, I kind of figured it out before the end. But seriously, a talking puddle? It was such weak symbolism it makes me a bit queasy that I have to teach this book to students.
John - if you're reading this on goodreads - find me!
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