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Punishment Summer Paperback – October 30, 2015
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Disclosure: I was gifted a free copy of this book.
Getting caught up in the wrong crowd and bad life choices, her father sends her to stay with her granddad.
There she will learn the value of hard work, and most importantly, she will learn about herself. A beautiful, entertaining, coming-of-age story that is perfect for teenagers and adults alike. It's thought-provoking, but an easy read that kept me interested throughout. Nicki was relatable and her character didn't seem contrived.
The author's writing is top notch, and I'd love to read more of her titles!
No electricity for a TV, or to charge her Ipod, and the only place to pick up a cell phone signal, while the battery lasts, is the roof of the general store. Grandpa bans swearing, and has a list of chores pinned to the wall. If Nikki wants to eat she works, and that includes catching fish and shooting rabbits. The one bright spot is Queenie, Grandpa’s German Shepherd, who adopts Nicki and wins her heart.
The backwoods, vividly described, and the summer, prove to be anything but boring. This YA novel will hold its intended readers with the truth about Grandpa and his mission, Nicki’s forbidden meetings with the attractive young sons of his nearest neighbours, the secret of what is being cultivated in forest clearings, and what happens to women and girls who make one wrong decision and suffer horrendous consequences.
Nicki grows up fast, and the action is fast-paced too. It held me spellbound. I read the book late into the night; once I started, I couldn’t stop until I reached the end.
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Nichole has pushed her father to his limits. She is shipped off to spend the summer with her grandfather.Read more