Where is Summer Going? France? New York?


This is the story of two Summers. In a split second, Summer Everett's life takes two parallel tracks. In one story she goes to France to spend the summer at her father’s vacation home. In the other, Summer spends her time in upstate New York taking a photography training course. Yes, the summers are different, but she is still just one Summer, but there these "histories" have several things in common: One. She falls in love. Two, she discovers that her mom has been keeping a secret from her and which she can no longer hide from.

BTSYA / Teen Reader (Age 15):
Although in the beginning, it seems weird due to the constant change of story, it shows the reader how one decision can lead to totally different paths but also the same outcome. Before boarding the plane to France Summer makes a last minute change that changes her summer completely, but the reader can also see what would have happened if she had not made that decision.

There’s nothing I did not like about the book. It had a lot of description as to nature and what Summer experienced both summers, and I liked that a lot. Read this entertainment. If you like reading romance or dramas, this is could be your book!

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This has all the makings for a fun summer read: summer romance, self-discovery, and a happy ending. 

Content Awareness Factors:


Type of Book:
This is a fun take on the "summer romance" theme. It has a bit of a mystery to it and may appeal to reluctant readers. [Consider this for a High Interest / Low Readability recommendation.]
Educational Themes:

Read this for fun. It is an interesting way of telling a story, and that may invite some conversation.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
11 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
12 and Up
Age of child:
Teen STAR Review Team, Be the Star You Are!™ . Reviewer Age: 15
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. Fun to read and recommend to friends, but not a book you'd keep forever.

Title Two Summers
Author Amy Friedman
Publisher Scholastic Inc. © 2017
ISBN 9781338134773
Material Hard Cover
Cost $9.99
Genres Family, Friendship, Coming Of Age, Growing Up
be the star you are
Other Reviews:

More Reviews

Here are some other books we have reviewed that you may like!


Jodi Picoult, Samantha Van Leer
be the star you are


Wendelin Van Draanen
be the star you are


Anna Staniszewski
Jabberwocky, Sourcebooks Imprint © 2015
be the star you are

Similar Books

Check out these similar books on amazon


The Princess Diaries

Author Meg Cabot
Publisher HarperTeen, Imprint HarperCollins Publishers © 2008
ISBN 9780061479939


Everything, Everything

Author Nicola Yoon
Publisher Ember, Imprint Penguin Random House Canada © 2017
ISBN 9780553496673