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The Summer After You and Me Paperback – May 5, 2015
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"Doktorski has crafted a rich, multilayered novel with a strong sense of place and a good mix of characters and problems." - Booklist
"Doktorski has created a multi-dimensional character in Lucy, and placed her in a fully developed novel. Some readers may only notice that Lucy is torn between her romance with Collin and her life-long friendship with Andrew, but more mature readers will see she is grounded in her family and in plans for her future. " - VOYA
"[A] marvelous novel...I highly recommend it to romance lovers everywhere." - Teen Reads
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Right before Superstorm Sandy hit the Jersey Shore, Lucy spent and unexpected day with her long time crush, friend and part time neighbor, Connor. A day that ends with promises made to stay in touch even after Connor goes back home for the winter/spring. But Connor never calls and a heartbroken Lucy is forced to move on. Fast forward to Memorial Day weekend. Connor is back in town to do some repairs for his dad and Lucy realizes that her feelings for him are still as strong as they were last fall. The catch is that Lucy is now dating one of her best friends, Andrew.
As the school year comes to a close, Lucy and Andrew’s relationship crumbles and her relationships with her girlfriends and twin brother crumble along with it. Lucy is left alone to mend her heart that has been broken by three boys (that includes her brother). As the summer begins, she moves forward learning to live with the loss of her long time group of friends, forge new friendships and find new opportunities.
I was having a hard time deciding how to share what I loved and didn’t love about this book.
Let me begin with the things I LOVED…
The opening of each chapter - Each chapter begins with a piece from Lucy’s junior thesis entitled, “What’s Love Got to Do With It? The Dating and Mating Habits of North American Sea Life.” Each section is a dry humorous look at the way different animals mate and court and in turn highlights how human romance is so difficult for Lucy to understand.
The love triangle that isn’t a love triangle – I find love triangles to be exhausting and overused. But the author’s take on the love triangle is a little different which was not only refreshing but made me love the main character even more.Read more ›
As Lucy prepares to go to work, she spots Connor, who spends the summers with his family in the house next to Lucy. The last time she last saw him was right before the storm hit, after he had kissed her, opening up a possible new relationship; but he never called her all these months, as he had promised. Giving up on any chance of a relationship with him, Lucy began dating her best friend Andrew, and now that Connor is back, she tries hard to ignore him.
Connor’s reputation as a womanizer, and the fact that he is a seasonal resident, makes him not a favorite among the locals, which includes Lucy’s brother, Liam, who hates him. This is also a very nice story of family, and friendships, as they all try to recover and rebuild their town from the devastation of Sandy. I thought that the first half of the book was somewhat slow. It did pick up a lot in the second half, which turned this into an enjoyable story.
Lucy slowly begins to realize she had no romantic feeling for Andrew, and that she still felt something for Connor.Read more ›
The Summer After You and Me is so much more than just a quick beach read. The storm aftermath gives depth to the story and is a great backstory that mirrors, and sometimes drives, the current events of Lucy's life. There is family drama, especially the love and strife between siblings (Lucy's twin brother Liam plays a great role), friends and friendship, surfing, work and that ever-present worry of life after school.
There is a love triangle - but in a good way. Lucy knows who she wants from the start and she handles it well - no stringing one guy along for ages because 'I'll just give him one more chance', or 'now is not the right time'. Lucy is a strong and wise girl. Yay. And while she is still learning, she uses her head and heart. Double yay. There is also no big, surprise 'I don't need a guy to live my life' revelation at the end - Lucy knows this from the start. Triple yay. You go girl! And so Lucy is a fantastic protagonist.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I feel like a lot more could've been done with this book. Cute plot, but not too interesting. I wouldn't bother with it.Published 2 months ago by Autumn
This was a cute book, fast read. The story was cute and easy to read. Would make a great beach book. I enjoyed the references to the Jersey Shore, being from Jersey myself. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Cindy Manfra
I loved it. Captivating me into the life of Lucy. Her struggles with the fact the boy she liked didn't seem to like her the same way back. Started dating her best guy friend. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jessie Marie
Holy cow this book was amazingly sweet, heart breaking, nerve wrecking and soothing all at once. Is that even possible? Either way it is now. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ashley W
I think Lucy's relationships follow storm Sandy. There is a big upheaval between the friends that takes time to repair. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Margie
Kept me wanting more. Jennifer's books are true to life no matter what age you are.Published 10 months ago by Letitia Scocozzo
Almost everyone remembers watching the horrible damage inflicted when Hurricane Sandy marched up the eastern seaboard. Read morePublished 10 months ago by John Rogers ClarkIV