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June Dreams

(Summer #1)

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  578 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Summer Smith is ready for a once-in-a-lifetime summer. She left her small town in Minnesota for the Florida Keys, where the sun is scorching, the water is brilliant blue, and the guys are as plentiful as the hot white sand. By sunset of her first day, Summer has met three of them--Adam, who's handsome and rich; Diver, the hippie; and Seth, Mr. Right, but has a girlfriend.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published June 1st 1995 by Simon Pulse
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Apr 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I used to read these books when I was a teenager. This one instantly got me hooked and I couldn't wait to read the rest. Pretty sure they're still sitting in my parent's basement. I think they may need to make a reappearance this summer... time to reread the series perhaps. :)
Feb 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, 59, feb
Revisiting books I loved as a teen (hot tip: this has been reissued as Beach Blondes: June Dreams / July's Promise / August Magic).

Again, Katherine Applegate is the queen of the teen soap opera in book form. Great characters as always. I mean, Diana, Marquez, and Diver are perennial faves. Plus, Seth looks like Stone from General Hospital! Summer mentions the Quartermaines! So basically, this took me back to when I was also obsessed with GH. (What are the updated references? Never mind. I don't
Mar 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
These books are the reason I read today! I first picked it up as something to read for our silent reading in high school and ended up reading almost all of them by the end of that month. I LOVE LOVE LOVE these books! Hmm... I actually think I'll re-read them now!
OMG! I read this about 12 or so years ago.... Good Memories. I thought this series was the best ever at 15 or 16 years old! Maybe I'll re-read it for old times sake!
Sati Marie Frost
I loved Katherine Applegate when I was a teen and pre-teen, and Making Waves (UK) was my favourite out of the Applegate series that I read. I haven't read any of the books for several years, but I'm happy to say that they hold up quite well, even years later.

Summer Can't Choose is the first in an eight-book (I think) series set in the Florida Keys. Summer Smith is a sweet, wholesome Minnesotan who, on one of the worst days of winter, receives an invitation to spend the summer in Crab Claw Key, F
Jun 28, 2013 rated it liked it
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This book is about Summer, who hails from Minnesota, who comes down to live in Florida with her aunt and cousin for the summer. On the plane a lady tells her about three boys she will meet. One will seem to be dangerous, one will seem to be right, and one will seem to be mysterious. With that in mind, she meets 3 guys: Diver, Adam, and Seth. Summer tries to figure out her relationships with them as well as with her cousin Diana, w
Feb 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
It was better than I expected. I thought it was just an easy read about summer. The fun times and boys. There is actually some suspense towards the end.So I'm excited to read the next book, July's Promise.
Jan 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Teenagers
Loved this Series as a teenager! Read it as the Making Waves series. Again like the her other teen books, they had awful names up but great story lines and complex characters - a great way to get teens reading and understand certain things int he world.
Kharissa Villamor
Jun 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This day should be.
Mar 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
I read the (first) three books over and over. I only just now realized there were more. Teen dramas were my fav at the time
Apr 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teen, fiction
Another brilliant Katherine Applegate series!
Maggy Lander
Nov 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
I read this book a couple of years ago and I just needed to revisit being a young teen again with excited about falling in love. It was nice to visit memory lane.
Nov 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is one of my favorite books from when I was a teenager. It was the perfect beach read for a teenage girl.
Sep 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
These were the best books! I need to search around the house to see if I can find my old copies. Wonder if they are on Kindle? Doubt it... It was almost 20 years ago.
Aug 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
I read this series as a pre-teen. Maybe it was aimed at an older audience but I loved it. I don't think there was anything in there that was unsuitable. Great series for young teens nonetheless.
Stephanie  D
83/100 More then a summer read.Pick it up if you have a chance :)
Dec 22, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I read this when I was a teenager. One of my all-time favorite series.
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Katherine Applegate is the author of The One and Only Ivan, winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal. Her novel Crenshaw spent over twenty weeks on the New York Times children's bestseller list, and her first middle-grade stand-alone novel, the award-winning Home of the Brave, continues to be included on state reading lists, summer reading lists, and class reading lists.

Katherine has written three picture

Other books in the series

Summer (8 books)
  • July's Promise (Summer, #2)
  • August Magic (Summer, #3)
  • Spring Break (Summer, #4)
  • Sand, Surf, and Secrets (Summer, #5)
  • Rays, Romance, and Rivalry (Summer, #6)
  • Beaches, Boys, and Betrayal (Summer #7)
  • Sun-Kissed Christmas (Summer #8)
“The only person she knew at all was Marquez, and Marquez seemed to have been possessed by the music.” 1 likes
“For Marquez, the transition from standing around to dancing was instantaneous and total. It wasn't about looking cool, it was about losing all contact with the normal world, gong away to a place where her body and mind and the music were all the same thing.” 1 likes
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