A Summer to Die Hardcover – 22 Feb 1979
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"Not simply another story on a subject currently in vogue, this book is memorable as a well-crafted reaffirmation of universal values." Horn Book
"Not simply another story on a subject currently in vogue, this book is memorable as a well-crafted reaffirmation of universal values." Horn Book Guide --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Lois Lowry is the author of more than thirty books for young adults, including the popular Anastasia Krupnik series. She has received countless honors, among them the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, the California Young Reader s Medal, and the Mark Twain Award. She received Newbery Medals for two of her novels, NUMBER THE STARS and THE GIVER. Her first novel, A SUMMER TO DIE, was awarded the International Reading Association s Children s Book Award. Ms. Lowry now divides her time between Cambridge and an 1840s farmhouse in Maine. To learn more about Lois Lowry, see her website at www.loislowry.com. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
I really felt for Meg and the sadness surrounding mollys illness, I cant imagine how traumatic this would be for any teenager to comprehend.
I have recently downloaded a copy onto my 15 year old daughters kindle and i await her review but i'm certain she will love it as much as i do.
Meg experiences many emotions towards her sister that year, until Molly becomes seriously ill. Meg also makes friends with unusual new, hippy-type neighbors and a kindly, bachelor photographer. That summer she learns a lot about herself, her talents (for they exist, but are not like Molly's) and her own, innate value as a human being, a sister and a daughter. In these 11 short chapters Ms Lowry offers great insight into the complexity of adolescence, as well as the acceptance of the death of a family member.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is an excellent book which is moving and poignant. I read it as a child and loved it so much, I read it again as an adult. Brilliantly written.Published 11 months ago by Marlene Allen
I first read this book as a young teenager. It struck a cord with me as my own sister had spent periods of time in and out of hospital. Read morePublished on 5 Dec. 2013 by Amazon Custr
I just went to the library and I was looking for a book because we need it in class and as I was checking out tittles I got interested in the little summary at the back and so I... Read morePublished on 4 Sept. 1999
Poor Meg's sister Molly who was popular and beautiful is dying. With a help of Meg's friends Will, Ben and Maria, also with the love of her parents Meg pulls herself together and... Read morePublished on 24 April 1999
I thought this book was truly spectacular because of the amount of details used. There weren't too many and there weren't too little. I seriously could not put the book down. Read morePublished on 20 April 1999
I read this book several years ago for a fifth grade book report. Now in collage, in a childrens lit class, I have gone straight back to this book to read again. Read morePublished on 12 Feb. 1999
This book really is a masterpeice. Though I am a fan of Lois Loury, this has got to be one of his best books. Read morePublished on 3 Jan. 1999
Thirteen year old Meg has a sister of beauty, Molly. But unfortunatley Molly get's extremley sick and must go to the hospital. Read morePublished on 21 Dec. 1998