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Forever This Summer: Love Like Sky, Book 2

By Barbara Saunders, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Girl helps friend discover her past in heartwarming tale.

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This is a complex and heartwarming book. In Forever This Summer, author Leslie J. Youngblood takes on a number of issues young readers might find confusing or scary: an older relative with Alzheimer's, a sibling who goes to the hospital with a serious illness, divorce, a new baby, and even why the grown-ups are mean to the nice woman with dual-race heritage. She does a great job of introducing these topics the way an 11-year-old might discover them and puzzle together an understanding. The number of these topics can get a little overwhelming. Sometimes the book feels packed with too many things at once. Other times, it feels like an interesting subplot is moving along too slowly as the next topic takes the foreground.

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