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I Will Go Barefoot All Summer for You Hardcover – Jun 1974

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  • Hardcover: 254 pages
  • Publisher: G K Hall & Co; Lrg edition (Jun. 1974)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0816161712
  • ISBN-13: 978-0816161713
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.5 cm

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Beautiful coming-of-age story 30 Jan. 1998
By shyr@aol.com - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I first read this book over 15 years ago as I was entering a troubled adolescence and I have cherished and re-read it many times since. The very simple but affecting story of Jessie, a tomboy looking for female role models and the meaning of true love. It's not just the plot, but the setting of the story, the late 50's/early 60's in rural Virginia that contributes to the tone and the feeling of the joy that Jessie has in just being alive. Many memorable scenes, like when she is riding topless on her bike on a sunny day and smelling the honeysuckle. Wonderful, wonderful book. Why is this out of print? I treasure my tattered paperback. Also check out her book "Fair Day and Another Step Begun" about a pregant young woman and her quest for the father of her baby. It's just as magical as "Barefoot." Unfortunately, it's also out of print.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A Must Read For All Young Ladies 6 Mar. 2015
By EasternShoreGal - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I bought this book in the summer of 1980 when I was 13 years old. I had no clue of how it would touch me or mirror my own life. So much of Jessie was me. Just like the storys main character, I was awkward, always doing or saying the wrong thing, always in the way. I also had the cousin two years older who always had what I didn't such as social grace, a cute figure, the boys attention. Ms. Lyle described my life. I too grew up in rural Virginia, spending lazy days riding the country roads on my bike, exploring the woods and living life in my Big Mama's house. I even had a similar situation to when the distant cousin Toby came to visit. So many parts of the book were like my life as though the author looked into my life and wrote what she saw. I cherished that book and read it many times over the years. It went to college with me and went through countless moves over 3 states. The only reason I don't still have it is because it finally fell to pieces a few years ago. This book should be a part of all young ladies personal library. It can both entertain and teach.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Enchanting, Poetic 18 May 2001
By "carolyn5000" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
An excellent and very moving coming of age story. Ms Lyle's books are filled with marvelous imagery and snips of poetry as well as beautiful landscapes and natural scenes.
The characters are well drawn and memorable. First love and self discovery, as well as a search for one's place in the world are themes worthy of exploration.
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