The Summer of Letting Go

Gae Polisner (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$9.95
Publisher
Algonquin Young Readers
Publish Date
March 31, 2015
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.4 X 1.0 X 8.1 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781616204808
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Reviews

"The genre of sibling-loss fiction is two books richer... [Francesca] learns from Frankie Sky that it's important to keep on living rather than going through the motions. This is really the emotional heart of the novel... Fran[cesca's] outpouring resonates with real feeling. Here, Polisner gets her subject exactly right." --The New York Times Book Review

"A touching and beautiful story about life's beautiful surprises." --Justine magazine

"The Summer of Letting Go is haunting, heart-lifting, and impossible to put down . . . Francesca Schnell is one of the most authentic young adult characters I've read in a long time." --A. S. King, author of Reality Boy, Ask the Passengers, and Please Ignore Vera Dietz

"With a light, deft hand, Polisner gives Frankie's world touches of humor, gravitas, and teen-centered reality, as well as multifaceted, sympathetic characters who seem plucked from any typical suburban street . . . [The Summer of Letting Go] deserves a spot beside the hammock." --Booklist

"Polisner's delicate handling of such questions raises this novel above the pack of young-adult novels that deal with loss." --Newsday

"Gae Polisner brings joy and sadness to readers every time a page is turned . . . A beautiful novel about unlikely friendship that will put a smile on anyone's face." --TeenReads.com

"A beautiful story of heartbreak and hope." --Daisy Whitney, author of The Mockingbirds and Starry Nights

"A very realistic novel...truly able to capture the emotions of a teenage girl haunted by her past... The novel is great quick-read to read anytime of the year, which makes the soul long for summer and a time for change. I highly recommend to anyone who is interested in coping with tragedy and learning to love at the same time." --Teen Ink

"The prose is gentle but evocative, and Frankie Sky's childlike exuberance and occasional misconceptions add heart and humor . . . [The Summer of Letting Go is] both hopeful and careful--like Francesca herself." --Kirkus Reviews

"The characters of the story are all very well drawn, the dialogue realistic, and the story itself well written, with much for teens to think and talk about." --VOYA

"First-rate realistic fiction with plenty of heart." --School Library Journal