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Stories for His Glory

The Summer We Forgot by Caroline Goerge May 12, 2022

Filed under: Book Reviews — Melissa Finnegan @ 1:18 pm
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Caroline George once again transports readers with lush, evocative prose, leading them to ask the question: what happens when we can’t even trust ourselves?

Some memories are better left forgotten.

Darby and Morgan haven’t spoken for two years, and their friend group has splintered. But when the body of their former science teacher is found in the marsh where they attended camp that summer, they realize they have more questions than answers . . . and even fewer memories.

No one remembers—or no one is talking.

The group of reunited friends suspects that a murderer is stalking the coastal highway 30A, and they are desperate to recover their memories as quickly as possible . . . before their history they can’t remember repeats itself.

Everyone has a secret.

As tensions rise and time runs out, Darby and Morgan begin to wonder if they can believe one another . . . or if they can even trust themselves.

My thoughts:

This is a YA novel, but I still thoroughly enjoyed it. What in the world happened to these kids that made them forget everything that happened? Plus other misunderstanding and general teen-age drama.

From beginning to end this is a book you will not want to put down. I definitely understood Darby, always trying to be the good kid, even being told she is the “good one.” That is a lot of pressure on a kid and what happens when we want to make a poor choice? Are we now the “bad kid”? I appreciated her struggle with that.

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A copy of this book was given to me through Netgalley. All opinions are my own.


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