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@Read Pdf Ä The Last Summer (of You and Me) í Riley and Alice, two sisters now in their twenties, and as fiercely different as they are loyal, have spent every summer at their parents modest beach house on New York s Fire Island Each year, they return to the house and community they have known since they were children and to Paul, the boy next door But this summer marks a season of change budding love and sexual interest, an illness, and a deep secret force all three to confront the increasing complexities of their lives and friendships 1-Minute Quick Draw!: The Super Easy, No-Instruction Guide to Drawing Anything in Just Six Steps two sisters now in their twenties Meet Joe Black and as fiercely different as they are loyal BLUEMEN 藍男色 NO.108【ebook】 have spent every summer at their parents modest beach house on New York s Fire Island Each year Rough: Daunting Temptation they return to the house and community they have known since they were children and to Paul Modern Short Stories I the boy next door But this summer marks a season of change budding love and sexual interest First Lessons: A Strong Woman in the Middle Ages an illness Aquariums Of Pyongyang: Ten Years In The North Korean Gulag and a deep secret force all three to confront the increasing complexities of their lives and friendships Quite a disappointment for me, as I ve really enjoyed Brasheare s Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series Or at least the two that I ve read I have a high tolerance for frequently trod tropes if a I really like the characters for whatever reason and 2 the writing is engaging and surprising Unfortunately, the main characters make me want to hit them over the head with very large bricks over and over again and I felt that I could see the plot turns coming several chapters ahead of time Quite a disappointment for me, as I ve really enjoyed Brasheare s Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series Or at least the two that I ve read I have a high tolerance for frequently trod tropes if a I really like the characters for whatever reason and 2 the writing is engaging and surprising Unfortunately, the main characters make me want to hit them over the head with very large bricks over and over again and I felt that I could see the plot turns coming several chapters ahead of time To be fair to the book, I finished it and did so quickly in a couple of hours but I felt manipulated and a little soiled afterwards And I continue to be miffed that it wasn t better precisely because I had high expectation based on her prior efforts The characters in this book all annoyed the crap out of me I love you I hate you I love you And hate you It s a thin line between love and hate, yes It s also a thin line between me reading this and barfing They all deserved each other, which was the saving grace of it all. I m only halfway through with this but I already have some thoughts 1 If this had come out while I was in high school, I would have LOVED it You would have seen me clutching it all moony eyed for days So when the reviews say that this is for the fans of the traveling pants series who are all grown up now no, I don t think so I think it s for the young ladies who are just getting into the traveling pants I like to think that I m still in touch enough with my 16 year old self that I still l I m only halfway through with this but I already have some thoughts 1 If this had come out while I was in high school, I would have LOVED it You would have seen me clutching it all moony eyed for days So when the reviews say that this is for the fans of the traveling pants series who are all grown up now no, I don t think so I think it s for the young ladies who are just getting into the traveling pants I like to think that I m still in touch enough with my 16 year old self that I still like the same books, but now I like to be impressed a littleI also like to be made to laugh, and that s not happening here either.2 It s a slow, quiet love story It almost seems to me like Brashares could have put this in a different time turn of the century, something Wharton esque, and the love story aspect would have come out splendidly Because the characters are so tortured It still works now, I m just not used to seeing so much torture in the present day 3 Several times I ve caught myself rereading a particular sentence over and over, and I think, what a lovely sentence With all the lovely sentences in there, I can t figure out why I m notimpressed with the writing 4 Maybe because she insists on justifying her characters so much Everything they do is agonized over and defended.5 And they ask so many questions Every time we go into Paul s head, he is asking a zillion questions, but he usually winds up answering them in the next paragraph He is a quick learner, that Paul.6 Having finished it, I don t really feel like adding anyto thismeh This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Alice is an annoying girl who spends the entire book whining about her childhood friend Paul Does he love me No he doesn t love me Wait DOES HE LOVE ME No I don t think he loves me.Paul is an annoying guy who spends the entire book angsting about Alice I don t love Alice I CAN T love Alice Wait I think I DO love Alice But does she love me NO, THIS CAN NEVER BE THIS SHOULD NEVER BE.Then they get together and spend the entire middle of the book having sex in various locations His bed, Alice is an annoying girl who spends the entire book whining about her childhood friend Paul Does he love me No he doesn t love me Wait DOES HE LOVE ME No I don t think he loves me.Paul is an annoying guy who spends the entire book angsting about Alice I don t love Alice I CAN T love Alice Wait I think I DO love Alice But does she love me NO, THIS CAN NEVER BE THIS SHOULD NEVER BE.Then they get together and spend the entire middle of the book having sex in various locations His bed, her bed, the kitchen floor, the beach, a chairThen there s Riley, Alice s sister, who runs around going I AM BETTER THAN MY BODY She s never been sick in her life until one day she comes down with strep throat and yells I AM BETTER THAN STREP THROAT But the doctors make her take pills And she s like I AM BETTER THAN PILLS And the doctors are like Riley You need to take these pills And you need to take the entire bottle or we will force feed them to you So she takes the pills but as SOON as she s feeling better, she throws the remainder of the pills away and jumps in the ocean And then she gets rheumatic heart disease And the doctors are like this is what happens when you don t take the entire bottle of pills, you idiot But Riley doesn t care because SHE IS BETTER THAN RHEUMATIC HEART DISEASE And then she dies And her family gets all weepy but I m pretty sure the doctors all just rolled their eyes because Riley was such an arrogant prick And on her grave stone it probably said I AM BETTER THAN DEATH.That s the entire book Your eyes WILL fall out of your head if you read it So don t