Review: The Summer of Firsts and Lasts
May • 19 • 2011
Title: The Summer of Firsts and Lasts
Genre: Young Adult- Contemporary
Author: Terra Elan McVoy
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: May 3, 2011
“Three sisters. One life-changing summer.
Calla loves summer because summer means Duncan. They’ve been best friends for years, but Calla has never worked up the nerve to tell him how she really feels. This summer, the summer before college, is Calla’s last chance.
Violet isn’t much of a rule breaker in real life. But this isn’t real life, this is summer, and Violet is determined to make the most of it. Besides, a little sneaking out never hurt anyone. And sneaking out with James is 100% worth the risk…even though James is completely off-limits.
Daisy has never been the sister that boys notice, but when sparks fly with Joel at the first bonfire of summer, it seems so easy and right. So why is being his girlfriend so complicated?”
This book is filled with sisterly love, fights, and drama. For me this book started off slow. It took a while to learn from each point of view of the sisters. I like that the reader gets to read about the sisters from not only themselves, but from each other as well. At times if can be confusing with all the point of view switches, but it was smoothed out.
The storyline got confusing while reading. Mainly because of the point of view switches. The reader switched pov’s many, many times. It was Calla, then Violet, then Daisy. It always switched. What was confusing is because of the constant switching you had to really stay with the storyline in order to figure out where you are at. If you got lost somewhere then switched to another pov, you basically confused until you backtracked where you got lost.
I like that in the book, the sisters not only fought, but needed each other as well. It showed how strong the sisters could be if they relied on one another and help each other out. I loved seeing them be there when one got in trouble, had a heart break, or even volunteer to beat someone up.
This book had lots of first experiences and last experiences. In the end, the sisters learn the greatest lesson of all. That they loved and needed each other. I adored the friendship and seeing them grow. It was a great book filled with love, heartache, and a strong sisterly love.
I give it 4 BITES!