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Friday, March 05, 2004
The Perfect Summer (LuAnne Rice) 
I found this book at the Romance section of an MPH bookstore, so my first impression of this book was that it would surely be about romantic love.

But I was surprised as I read it, I realized that it wasn't really about romantic love, after all. This novel centers on many other issues, such as family relationships, friendship, and most importantly, sisterhood. What makes this book a good read is how the writer explains each character. One character that I think is really interesting in the book is Eliza. Eventhough she isn't the main character in this novel, I was made to understand how difficult her life is and how she goes through with it. Maybe it's personal to me, after all. She struggles through issues such as anorexia, self-injury, and has a difficult-to-deal-with personality. But I can't help but sympathize with her. The main character of this novel, Bay, is described vividly. The most interesting thing about this novel is how the characters of this book are brought together and linked together in a perfect ending. Thus, the perfect summer.

This is a great book about how betrayal and greed can turn people we know into different people. And how love and friendship can help people pull through the hardest of times. All in all, it is a great book and I would really recommend it. Only advice is, don't expect lovey-dovey stuff even though it is located in the Romance section.

Reviewed by raZZbeRRy

graceshu  # 11:11 PM
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