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Summer of '69 by Elin Hilderbrand
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bookshelves: beach-reads

As someone who remembers the Summer of '69, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I was a few years younger than Jessie, the 13-year-old main character, back then, and reading the book immersed me in pleasant nostalgia about the fashions, trends, and culture of that time.

It also reminded me that it was a turbulent time. I remember the draft lottery and the nightly news reports from Vietnam, the riots, the Moon Landing, which kind of serves as a metaphor for life. We humans can do marvelous as well as evil deeds.

As riots are raging across the country and COVID-19 is still hampering our lives now, the book served as a reminder that the world has always been a crazy place and this too will pass.

As a mom of boy/girl twins, I enjoyed reading about Blair's pregnancy experience.

The book was a blast from the past and a fun one at that!
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Started Reading
July 27, 2020 – Shelved
July 27, 2020 – Shelved as: beach-reads
July 27, 2020 – Finished Reading

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