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Book Review: Summer of '69

Summer of ‘69 By: Elin Hilderbrand

This is one of the first novels I literally could not put down in a very long time. I would think about my lunch break just so I could pick it up and start reading it. I also didn’t want it to end.

From The NY Times best selling author, Elin Hilderbrand, brings you a historic novel about a time in US history where society was at a turning point. From civil rights, to anti-war protests, to peace, love and hippies, Hilderbrand truly transports her reader into a time that was simpler, yet, so complex in its days.

The novel follows four siblings, all years apart as they each experience their first summer apart from one another. The typical summer spend on Nantucket Island has its changes as three of the four children are not spending their summer there.

It is told from the eyes of all of the female characters in the novel— all of which are strong women in each of their own individual way.

The novel is both a coming of age story as well as a personal development and family strengthening novel. Hilderbands descriptive use of language and quirky writing style places the reader into the mind of each protagonist.

It made me laugh, it made me cry but most of all it made me appreciate the men and women who came before me that helped lay my rights as an American woman in 2019.

It’s a must read for everyone!

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