The choices laid out for Louisa between love and work, as well as devotion to family vs personal freedom, will resonate with readers. Author McNees clearly is an Alcott fan, and her story is a tribute to the fine work of Alcott. Where someone else might have used the Alcott story to lesser ends, this novel does both authors justice. The author totally drew me into this story and I felt as if I was there in Walpole, New Hampshire walking beside Louisa during her lost summer of love.
Much of this book was drama for the sake of drama most of the time. To briefly desc There's only so much suspension of disbelief you can have in a single story. To briefly describe this story - Caitlin is a young woman who goes to North Carolina for a summer with her mother and little brother.
The relationships in their family are strained. The father is distant and doesn't want anything to do with his "pill-popping" wife. Caitlin is assumed to be a spoiled rich kid who doesn't want anything to do with her mother, and her little brother is a pretty vulgar kid who has a penchant for quoting a series of adult movies ad nauseum.
Their trip to the Outer Banks in North Carolina is supposed to be for all of them to clear their heads in the middle of a family drama, but ultimately throws them all for a loop in a series of events that include, but isn't limited to a hurricane. I felt this book had worn me down far before the storm hit, however, and much of that was due to the insufferable characterizations, wooden dialogue, offending humor, cliches, and frequent foul language.
Normally I don't have a problem with language in a work, but when you use four letter words almost every other page, it gets more than a bit annoying.
And when you have an adult character sexually advancing himself on a minor and then threatening her and saying that she has "diamonds in her pussy" - that's when I'm ready to throw the book several times against the wall.
What even makes it worse is that all the adults in addition to the children in this book are pretty messed up. Caitlin tries to tell her mother about the assault and what does she do?
the lost summer of louisa may alcott Kelly O'Connor McNees A richly imagined, remarkably written story of the woman who created Little Women- and how love changed her in ways she never expected. “It was a lost summer,” sighed Vern Eskridge, “when it seemed like the world was on fire.” For seven straight weeks people like Eskridge and Stockman worked long, hard hours in the battle against Mother Nature at her fiercest. The Lost Summer. Every year America’s schools shut down for nearly three months—leaving families like single mother Olympia and her 6-year-old daughter Raina struggling to keep up.
She believes the word of the harrasser her ex-boyfriend Bill over her daughter. Caitlin also witnesses an incident where a boy accidentally shoots his abusive father, and she goes to tell the boy she loves.
What does he do? He slut shames, bitch-slams her and calls her a liar.
I finished the book, but my mind saw red too much to really care about what happened in the epilogue. This book was a nightmare, and not for the intended reasons at all. But this was the book that has gotten me interested over these types of genres, so it was worth a shot. Tho if I were to read it again, I'd probably ditch it halfway through if it no longer holds my interest.
That makes sense right? It had too much going on that it seemingly raced to an ending. The main character Caitlin didn't really appeal to me at all.
There was very little character development and I found myself only being interested in the relationship of Luke and Renita.The Lost Summer is a role-playing video game, designed to be a highly engaging experience for year olds while building digital intelligence skills and encouraging online safety.
The Lost Summer. By: Belcris. Summary: Harry won the war! So, why is he sitting all alone at Grimmauld Place while everyone else is off celebrating? Well, maybe it's time our hero took a little vacation and enjoyed the lost summer.
Harry Potter created by: JK Rowling. I do not own these characters and I do not seek to profit from this story. In The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott, we are introduced to a 22 year old Louisa, who is moving to Walpole, New Hampshire with her family due to financial difficulties. While there Louisa struggles with the desire to be a writer and duty to her family.
Love and marriage are not options she is willing to consider/5(28). The Lost Summer was mostly a coming of age book that dealt with finding out who your true friends are while experiencing romantic relationships and making good chooses in the end. This left the plot to be interesting and overall keep you engaged in the book/5(12).
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