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The Book of Summers by Emylia Hall
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Beth knows something is wrong when her father comes to visit; he hasn't come to her during the twelve years she's lived in London. He brings her a package, and she knows what it is before even opening it. In fact, she's scared to. She knows it's a scrapbook her mother kept of her childhood.
     When she was nine years old, Beth traveled with her parents to her mother's homeland of Hungary. They spent the summer there, but only Beth and her father returned home. For many summers after that, Beth returned to Hungary to visit her mother and experience the life she rebuilt there. She stopped visiting after her sixteenth summer, and The Book of Summers is an investigation into why. The language in this book is beautiful, with vivid imagery. The settings are, in my opinion, the most important characters.
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