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Sand Dollar Summer Paperback – June 3, 2008
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There are several minor mysteries; why did Lise and Free's father leave, what happened between Michael and their mother when they were young, what connection does Ben have to Lise and Free? The descriptions and dialogue do a wonderful job of allowing you to look behind the interactions between the characters. One aspect I really liked was Lise's fear of the sea which almost makes the Atlantic Ocean become another character in the book. This is one I will strongly suggest as a great summer read to my young adult library patrons.
Twelve year old Lise and her brother Free go to the beach in Spain. They go there because their mom gets into a car wreck. For the whole summer she takes Lise and Free to a house on the beach. Lise is terrified of the depths of the water. Free enjoys the ocean but Lise doesn't. She makes a lot of friends along the way. If you want to find out what happens; then you should read Sand Dollar Summer.
My favorite part of the book is when Lise goes on the boat with her mom, her mom's doctor whose name is Michael and her little brother Free. Her mom and Michael were best friends growing up and they go to an island that they went to all the time when they were younger. They began to tell a story. It was a true story. This is the story. There was a girl that lived on an island. Who lived alone. Lise's mother and Michael used to come and bring her food and they said she would make root beer for them when they came with food. It was fun to find out what happened when Michael and Lise's mom were kids. If you want to find out what happens next then you should read Sand Dollar Summer.
The most important part of the book is t hat Lise helps people out and makes friends learn that you should never break rules. You should also not be scared of the depths of the water because there really isn't anything in the ocean.
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Sand Dollar Summer is by Kimberley K. Jones. This is a fiction book with 206 pages in it. You should definitely read this book.
My favorite part of the book is when Lise goes outside in a hurricane to save her best friend in the big crashing waves.
12 year old Lise is an amazing girl in a book called Sand Dollar Summer. Lise goes to the ocean for the first time, and learns the true meaning of it; Lise's mother finds herself in a car crash and has a terrible injury. Lise and her family find themselves in hurricane, and Lise trying to save her best friend. Find out what happens to Lise her family and her friends in Sand Dollar Summer. If you loved Sand Dollar Summer you should read these books that are kind of similar. Sheep, Life as we Knew it, and Black Duck. Sand Dollar Summer is a little bit confusing. So I think this book is for ages 10-13. Don't forget this book is for people who love adventures to save friends. This is also for people who have had really bad injuries, so they can understand how hard it is for Lise's mom.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I loved this book because it connected you to the characters. When the story takes a toll you get so attached that you can't put it down.Published 2 months ago
The story is very well told. This book will appeal to readers of all ages.Published 6 months ago by Granny Annie
Bought for granddaughter for extra summer reading. She enjoyed it.Published 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a really good book it made me cry a little but i would say if u have a child that is good at under standing large words this might be could the only down side is they... Read morePublished on July 27, 2014 by secret
This is a well thought out, wonderfully written book. I read this book years back and still take the time to re-read it. That's how good the story is. Read morePublished on July 30, 2013 by Crystal
In a world gone awry, a newly teen girl learns life lessons through her Mother's tenacity, a friend's love and a wise man's gift of self. Read morePublished on July 19, 2011 by Eileen
I loved the entire book.
A young girl's life is turned upside down when her mother suffers severe injuries in a car crash. Read more
My best friend introduced this book last year. It looked like an ok book but it didnt look great. I started reading in and i was like, "WOW!! Read morePublished on November 15, 2010 by Rob McGindley
Very readable (level 4.7) while exquisitely written. Great story, numerous examples of figurative language, use of graphics, tone and voice. Read morePublished on September 19, 2010 by Mickey Kennedy