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Seventeenth Summer by Maureen Daly
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Jan 13, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: historical-fiction, didn-t-finish, chick-lit, young-adult, lis722

Sort of the "grandmother" of YA fiction, this is a beautifully written book in which nothing happens and I don't give a lick about the main character. Don't be fooled by the feet that are so ever-present in modern YA covers...this book is old, old, old. I can't see a teen of today really taking interest in this book. While some of the themes of first romance ring true--the excitement, feeling as if you don't know how to act on a date, etc--the rest is very much out of touch with the dating experiences of today's teens.
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Started Reading
January 10, 2011 – Finished Reading
January 13, 2011 – Shelved
January 13, 2011 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
January 13, 2011 – Shelved as: didn-t-finish
January 13, 2011 – Shelved as: chick-lit
January 13, 2011 – Shelved as: young-adult
January 15, 2011 – Shelved as: lis722

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message 1: by Tracie (new)

Tracie My thoughts exactly. It's quite quaint.

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