The Summer of Letting Go

By POLISNER, Gae

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ISBN
9781616202569
Publisher
Algonquin


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on February 1, 2014  |  Grades 9 and Up

Gr 7 Up—With gentleness and thoroughness, Polisner probes the wounds of a family rocked by the drowning death of one of their own, four-year-old Simon. The story begins four years after Simon's death, the summer Frankie turns 15. The beach beckons, but Frankie is cemented in fear and guilt. She believes she is responsible for Simon's death. While Frankie's loyal BFF, Lisette, is wrapped up in her new boyfriend, Frankie has a...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

Francesca, who blames herself for her younger brother Simon's drowning death four years ago, becomes a mother's helper for four-year-old boy Frank...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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