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The Summer Before Boys by Nora Raleigh Baskin
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Sep 05, 2011

really liked it

The Summer Before Boys
Tis book is a good and risk free coming of age book that has a theme of friendship, war, growing up, first crushes and sorrow. During the summer our lead protagonist sends her time with her friend and cousin in a quant rural town. They run free and have fun as well as stumble across a new boy in town that becomes the center of some tension. This book is great since the Julia has to deal with worrying about her mother who is deployed to aid in the war efforts in Iraq. Julia’s mother is in the National Guard and is a nurse. The reader learns much about that honored profession and how they are not safe form the enemy or battle scares (physically and emotionally). This story is wrapped up well, but is still thought provoking.


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