Summer Sisters

Summer Sisters by Judy Blume Book Summary

In the summer of 1977, Victoria Leonard’s world changes forever when Caitlin Somers chooses her as a friend. Dazzling, reckless Caitlin welcomes Vix into the heart of her sprawling, eccentric family, opening doors to a world of unimaginable privilege, sweeping her away to vacations on Martha’s Vineyard, an enchanting place where the two friends become “summer sisters.”
Now, years later, Vix is working in New York City. Caitlin is getting married on the Vineyard. And the early magic of their long, complicated friendship has faded. But Caitlin begs Vix to come to her wedding, to be her maid of honor. And Vix knows that she will go—because she wants to understand what happened during that last shattering summer. And, after all these years, she needs to know why her best friend—her summer sister—still has the power to break her heart.
Praise for Summer Sisters
“Compulsively readable . . . [Blume’s] powers are prodigious.”The New York Times Book Review
“As warm as a summer breeze blowing through your hair, as nostalgic as James Taylor singing ‘How Sweet It Is.’ You remember. So does Judy Blume. How sweet it was.”Chicago Tribune
“An exceptionally moving story that can leave the reader laughing and crying . . . sometimes at the same time . . . Blume creates a rich tapestry of characters.”The Denver Post
“Blume’s characters still tend to hover after the book is set aside. . . . She catches perfectly the well-armored love between longtime female friends.”The Seattle Times

Summer Sisters by Judy Blume Book Reviews

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- Summer Sisters1 star

The overview of the book did not hint at the focus on preteen newly discovered sexuality. While the characters were interesting, I didn’t finish the book. If Blume can’t tell a story without relying on sexual innuendos, she should stop writing. So overdone...

- Amazing beyond measures5 star

This book was amazing judy really went all out for this one!!!

- Great book5 star

I read this book a few years back and have been wanting to reread it. Read it super fast I was so stuck on it. Highly recommend it

- Taboos5 star

Sometimes the joys of life are the most taboo principles. Judy Blume writes books that are at the same time easy to read and deeply moving. I enjoyed her as a young adult and now as a middle aged (nearly) senior woman. Her story epitomizes our fears, our dreams, and even our realities. I recommend this book for any woman aged 12 to 112.

- Summer Sisters5 star

Great book!! Couldn’t put it down!!

- The characters pull you in5 star

I loved how the author told the story over life time events, it really made the whole story come to life and really pulled you into the story. I loved all the characters and liked how you got to hear from each character in the book, even the ones who didn’t play a big roll in the story plot. I loved Judy bloom books when I was a kid, but this was the first time I read one that she had wrote for adults and I have to say it kept me just as entertained as when I was a kid!

- MUST READ!!!!!5 star

I'm fifteen years old and this book was absolutely amazing one of my top favorites. Especially if you have ever spent time on Martha's Vineyard!!!!

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- Fascinating5 star

My best friend read this book in a week while on vacation and that was quite something for her as she was not a reader and she was about 14 at the time. She passed it along to me and I breezed through it as well. It became "our" book and we both read it several times over the course of our teenage years. It's about time to read it once more as our lives have changed and we've drifted apart. This book holds a strong place in my heart. Highly recommended to anyone who is or has ever had a best girlfriend.

- Summer Sisters5 star

I absolutely Love Love Love this book!

- Read it!5 star

Really great book. Worth the pay

- Love it5 star

This is such a great book. Blume can connect to her readers on an emotional level very easy!!!

- Excellent!5 star

I first read this book in the summer of 2004 and I love it still!


This book is so wonderful!! I've been reading it in the summers for years! Judy Blume is so wonderful at capturing and playing out real life moments that EVERYONE can relate to!! Nearly every girl has a friend like Caitlin, that they had to deal with growing up! I've read nearly all Judy Blumes books as a kid, and now I'm a mom and am eager to start reading the books with my daughter!! Blume just has a way of taking a subject that is somewhat uncomfortable, but real, and just diving right into the heart of it, without pulling any punches! And thats how life is! So I think that's why she connects with her readers of all ages so well!! Read It!!!

- Great read!5 star

Can't even remember how many times I've read this book. One of my favorites!

- Mesmerizing5 star

Have read it cover to cover at least 10 times and it still captivated me each time. A beach read must.

- Loved it!5 star

Amazing story of youth love friendship and betrayal between two people on different sides of the tracks.... Read it!

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Summer Sisters - Summer Sister5 star

I loved this novel and I honestly feel like I connected with all of the characters. It's a must read!!

Liananatale - best book5 star

every time I read this book, it has a new meaning and I understand more and more things each time

guess-guess25 - Loved it5 star

I love this book. It is well written with strong interesting characters. I could read this book a hundred times over and over. Possibly one of the best books she has ever written.

Jochristi - I've reread this novel more than a dozen times!5 star

Every year since my junior year in high school I've read this novel and every year I take something new away from it. I wish they'd make it into a movie. Do yourself a favour and read this book :)

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About Judy Blume Wiki

Judith Blume (née Sussman; February 12, 1938) is an American writer of children's, young adult and adult fiction. Blume began writing in 1959 and has published more than 25 novels since then. Some of her best known works are Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. (1970), Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (1972), Deenie (1973), and Blubber (1974). Blume's books have significantly contributed to children's and young adult literature.Blume was born and raised in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and graduated from New York University in 1961. As an attempt to entertain herself in her role as a homemaker, Blume began writing stories. Throughout her life, Blume has been married three times. As of 2020, she h...

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