The Lost Summer
"I died one summer, or I almost did. Part of me did. I don't say that to be dramatic, only because it's true."
For the past nine years, Helena Waite has been returning to summer camp at Southpoint. Every year the camp and its familiar routines, landmarks, and people have welcomed her back like a long-lost family member. But this year she is returning not as a camper, but a...more
If you say that finally dating the guy you've had a crush on since you were ten; losing one's virginity; and, oh yeah, going into a coma for five weeks is what "growing up" is all about, then yes, Helena does grow up in this "Lost Summer".
The writing was good, I'll give it that. The characters were believable and the things that the characters did were completely human,...more
Every July, she returns to the familiar routines, faces, and landmarks.
This year, will be different though.
Helena is returning as a counselor, not a camper like all of the years before.
The worst part is that her best friend, Katie Bell, is a camper for one more year.
Helena begins to see the difference between being a counselor and a camper.
The nights are now filled with things so different from sleep.
Late-night Pranks. Skinny-...more
relate to and I would definatly recommend this book to other
teenagers. Like I said it was easy for me to relate to, and it was
easy for me to compare the main character of this book to the main
character in the book Twilight. Hellena is kind of shy at first, but
once you get to know her she opens up to you. She also just likes to
have fun and enjoy her life. Hellena is also very simaliar to Bella
from the book Twilight. Bella is also...more
I love camp stories especially since I never went to one and get to experience it in books.
This was just a disappointment though.
Yes, I read the book nonstop. But really I was just waiting for something not cliche to happen.
Ok ok, bitchy friends, cute boy, ok ok where's the good part? I was totally ready for Winn to be a murdering psychopath and that's how Helena would be dead or almost anyway. But no, not even close. I needed a little b...more
okies, i liked this book but not quite it has its ups and downs. i loved that its a story on friendship and finding love at camp (i totally love camp stories, maybe its just the nature and camaraderie spirit in me) and finding yourself...a kid one day and all totally grown up the next.
FRIENDSHIP: i liked that it involves 3 friends (actually helena caught up between two of her friends). one side of helena wante...more
While Terra Elan McVoy’s The Summer of Firsts and Lasts made me fall hard for summer camp, Kathryn William’s The Lost Summer had me practically smelling the fresh air and hearing the bugles opening every morning.
But oh, the innocence, of summer doesn’t last forever when Helena arrives as a counselor and her best friend, Katie Bell, is still a camper. At first, Helena tries to make it seem like every other summer but when the afterhours meet-ups s...more
Helena Waite is finally a counselor at Southpoint, a summer camp for girls. She's been going to camp for years, and it is all she looks forward to. The bad part is, Katie Bell, her best friend, missed the counselor age requirement by a few months, and is therefore stuck as a camper for another year.
Katie Bell and Helena swear camp will be the same. But Helena thinks it will be different. And it is. Helena leaves Katie Bell behind for her counselor friends...more
From her very first day as a counselor, Helena knows this will be her summer. Winn, one of the coolest counselors, takes Helena under her wing and Helena's status goes from new, unknown counselor, to popular counselor. And not only does being a counselor give...more
The Lost Summer was a pretty decent book that I enjoyed a ton. I loved the descriptions of the camp actives all of them partake in to how we see what different things the counselors do "after hours".
The characters were for the most pa...more
The Lost Summer was good. Just not something I ever plan to reread. It has your basic girl meets guy, girl and guy hooks up type of premise, and yet a bit more.
It dealt with the issue of growing up. Of course you lose and gain friends as time goes by and The Lost Summer tells of this. Helena makes a rash decision to ditch her long time friend Katie Bell for the new an...more
1. Having a main character named "Katie Bell" (that was always referred to by 2 names) was so distracting. I thought about HP the whole time
2. The ending was a major WTF?!
This is plain awful. I just didn't get any sense from the book. It is so shallow. I finished it only because I paid for it using my own money and I had nothing to read. But reading it and witnessing the shallowness and stupidity of the main character was torture.