A tender yet tantalizing novel about two friends, the summer night they fell apart, and the scavenger hunt that reunites them decades lateruntil the clues expose a breathtaking secret that just might shatter them once and for all.Laura and Casey were once inseparable: as they floated on their backs in the sunlit lake, as they dreamed about the future under starry skies, and as they teamed up for the wild scavenger hunts in their small California lakeside town. Until one summer night, when a shocking betrayal sent Laura running through the pines, down the dock, and into a new life, leaving Casey and a first love in her wake.But the past is impossible to escape, and now, after seventeen years away, Laura is pulled home and into a reunion with Casey she cant resistone last scavenger hunt. With a twist: this time, the list of clues leads to the settings of their most cherished summer memories. From glistening Jade Cove to the vintage skating rink, each step they take becomes a bittersweet reminder of the friendship they once shared. But just as the game brings Laura and Casey back together, the clues unravel a stunning secret that threatens to tear them apart Mesmerizing and unforgettable, Amy Mason Doans The Summer List is about losing and recapturing the person who understands you bestand the unbreakable bonds of girlhood....
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The Summer List Reviews
I read an advanced copy of The Summer List and thought it was a really beautiful, fun and touching story.
On the surface it's about two 30something women who haven't seen each other since the summer after high school, and who are pulled, rather reluctantly, into a long weekend reunion by the lake. They go on a scavenger hunt (also reluctantly, at first) for reasons that make sense given their past.
The scavenger hunt part is a fun twist on the reunion theme, and it's handled well. (The women have ...more
I truly love and miss these characters already. From the moment I picked it up, I devoured it in less than a week which is rare for me. Though I've always been a big reader, since writing for and working in TV I feel like I've acquired a diminished attention span. I start a million books with only a few needles in the haystack engaging me so thoroughly and the characters capturing me so deeply that I don't have a choice - I HAVE to know what happens to them.
I felt this way with Laura and Casey. ...more
4.5 Summertime Stars☀ 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5
What a beautiful story about the bonds of friendship... this book brilliantly brought you back in time to the lazy days of summer in your teens... when all I cared about was boys, my clothes, boys, my hair, boys, and my tan.... now I am longing for the good good good old days! And yes I was a super deep teenager obviously, LOL 😂
This book is about best friends Laura and Casey... Loved both of these girls and how strong the bond between them was... i’d love to spend a ...more
3.5 Stars rounded up!
THE SUMMER LIST by AMY MASON DOAN is an interesting, charming and heartwarming story about the friendship between two childhood friends who had a falling out and then come together again in adulthood by the help of a scavenger hunt. I was totally entranced and captivated with the storyline in the first half of this book, then the latter part lost my attention a little bit and seemed to drag but then came together again for me in the end.
AMY MASON DOAN delivers a multi-layer ...more
I was given an advanced copy of this book and it did not disappoint me at all. The book had me hanging until the end and I admit I shed a couple tears. This is an excellent book about friendship and how no matter how far we travel we always come back together like nothing separates us. I highly recommend this book to family and friends. I also plan to purchase a copy when it releases.
I really enjoyed this book and its complicated journey of figuring out the stories as well as their internal narratives of the two young girls and best friends. The intimate description of places and conversations made me wish I was there with them. The writing is very lively and psychologically in depth describing the difficulties and the impact of living with secrets and untold stories as adolescents. The search for identity for both characters combined with differences between the families of ...more
“I wanted to ask her if she felt like I did, if the years when we’d been friends still seemed more important than anything that had happened since.”
The Summer list is a sweet and endearing tale of two friends, Laura and Casey, who were once inseparable until an event one summer night drives them apart. Ahhh, there is no sweeter friendship than the friendship of youth. The people who grow up with you. The ones who know your secrets, your dreams, your wishes and desires. The ones who go on adventu ...more
I LOVED this book. The author did a fabulous job of building my interest in the characters. I found myself rooting for them. This page turner kept me up late as I did not want to put it down. I was truly satisfied with the ending. This book about friendship and relationships in general weaves the past and the present, making it appropriate across many age ranges. I found myself thinking about the characters and the events of the book for a long time after I finished it.
I received an e-galley of ...more