Title: The Summer of Firsts and Lasts
Author: Terra Elan McVoy
Rating: 1.5/5 stars
Release Date: May 3, 2011
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Format: Hardcover Edition
Goodreads Average Rating: 3.40
Age Group: 13+
I had high expectations for this novel, it got recommended to me and I thought that it'd be the perfect summer novel. Well, I was wrong.
The Summer of Firsts and Lasts wasn't the novel for me.
First of all, I disliked the events. Nothing really "big" happened, did I mention that I didn't finish the novel at all? I read until about half of it, and then I threw it down, it made me so upset.
When you thought that something big would happen, it never did. The author kept us guessing, but in a bad way. I was waiting for the calm after the storm, but it ended up being gloomy the whole way through.
Then we had the characters. They actually weren't so bad, I really liked Violet and Daisy, Violet reminded me of myself, the writer. Calla was the one who really didn't make a difference in this novel, I felt that she did nothing, and she was a brown-noser, if you know what I mean.
The setting was good, you really don't see many teen novels that are set in a camp, right next to C.C. Hunter's Born at Midnight.
Overall, I was really bored with this novel, and it really disappointed me. Please, trust me on this one.