Until the summer before college, Angie Morrow didn't really date. Her mother didin't like her to go out much. But no one -- not even Angie's mother -- can resist the charm of strikingly handsome Jack Duluth. His good looks grab Angies's attention from the moment in June when Jack throws Angie a smile at McKight's drugstore. And on their first date sailing under the stars -- when Jack leans in and whispers to Angie, "You look nice with the wind in your hair," the strange new feeling s begin. Tingles, prickles, warmth: the tell-tale signs of romance. It's the beginning of an unforgettable summer for Angie, full of wonder, warmth, tears, challenge, and love.
Maureen Daly had created a love story so honest that it has withstood the test of time, winning new fans for more than six decades. Today, this classic is enjoyed by many who think of it as the quintessential love story, and as a glimpse of love in the 1940's; a refreshing alternative to modern love stories, reflecting the beauty and innocence of new love.
Maureen Daly (1921–2006), still in college when she wrote Seventeenth Summer, captured quintessential adolescent experiences with extraordinary freshness and sensitivity. Seventeenth Summer was chosen unanimously as the first winner of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute Literacy Fellowship. She has also been honored with the O. Henry Award, the Freedoms Foundation Award, and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award for her literary work.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (October 27, 2009)
Length: 306 pages
Grades: 7 and up
Ages: 12 - 99
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