A riveting tale of romantic suspense set against the backdrop of the iconic Bicentennial summer, where "It girl" Jean and girl-next-door Fritz find themselves competing for the love of the handsome and mysterious Gil within the gates of a Fire Island colony of the super rich.
|Publisher:||Algonquin Young Readers|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)|
|Age Range:||13 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Adele Griffin is the acclaimed author of The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone, as well as Sons of Liberty and Where I Want to Be, both finalists for the National Book Award. She lives with her husband and children in Brooklyn, New York. You can find her online at adelegriffin.com and on Twitter: @adelegriffin.
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Be True to Me based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
A coming-of-age story about two girls, Jean and Fritz, vying for the heart of the same guy. Sunken Haven, Fire Island, NY is the seemingly idyllic summer playground of the privileged, a closed community where outsiders are tolerated, but never truly accepted. This YA novel is told in alternating voice between the two main characters. It’s about friendship, love, poor choices made and life changing decisions. I read the author’s letter at the beginning of the book, and she says her book is all about the freedom to choose who we love, and I get that. It’s an unforgettable story. Well written, I thought the author did an exceptional job with the ending. There is a lot of drinking and smoking, but then I realized it was set in 1976 and the legal drinking age at that time was eighteen and smoking was much more common and allowed in public spaces. Takes you back to a time before cell phones and PCs, a time when maybe life was a little simpler and moved at a slower pace.