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August 15, 2011

Review & Giveaway!! The Summer I Learned to Fly by Dana Reinhardt

Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
Publish Date: July 12, 2011

It’s 1986, and 13-year-old Drew Robin Solo is waiting. Waiting for things to happen; waiting to feel moved by something--or, as it turns out, someone. Drew’s summer begins in her mother’s cheese shop, making pasta alongside handsome Nick and caring for her pet rat and constant companion, Hum. The mysterious nightly disappearance of the old cheeses Drew leaves behind the shop lead to Emmett Crane, a boy who effortlessly brings color to her monochrome life. what all of our GoodChoiceReaders need to do right now is go out and get this book - and read, right now!

This story is about a 13-year-old girl named Drew Robin Solo, and the summer she meets a boy named Emmett Crane. But that's just putting it mildly. So much happens to Drew in this story that is touching, emotional, and so beautifully written, that to tell you too much will give it all away.

Drew is your typical teenage girl, but she is also funny, intelligent, and incredibly loyal. She is like the best friend you've always wanted, and the part of yourself that still wishes you were 13. Parts of this book made me cry (completely unexpectedly) and I turned the last page feeling so satisfied and happy.

5 out of 5 stars!



  1. This sounds really cute, thanks for the giveaway!

    ♥ Sarah @ I'm Loving Books

  2. Thank you for the chance to win The Summer I Learned to Fly! :)

  3. This sounds really good. Thanks for the chance to win it.



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