Dear Judy Blume
As Summer approaches and I find myself returning to Martha’s Vineyard with Vix and Caitlin, I feel an overwhelming need to say thank you.
Thank you for the story that has grown with me, a story that I will never be without.
As a child I read everything you wrote and once I’d exhausted the children’s/teens section I was left heartbroken, but then my dad appeared with a book I hadn’t seen before, your third novel for adults, Summer Sisters.
My teenage self eagerly delved into the pages and before I knew it I found myself enthralled and captivated by a friendship that grew over years, I remember losing myself in the girls summers whilst laughing and crying with them.
I never realised with that first read the impact this story would have on my life, the hold these characters would have on my heart.
Every summer I am overwhelmed by the need to be reunited with your words, to visit my friends within the pages and fall in love with the story all over again.
With every read something new resonates with me, as I’ve gotten older I find myself relating to the girls at different stages and this is something that I can’t thank you enough for, the Summer Sisters will always be the story that keeps growing with me.
So Judy Blume, with all my heart I thank you for the words…
About this incredible book:
For a moment it’s as if they’ve never been apart. They’re still Vixen and Cassandra, summer sisters forever. The rest is a mistake, a crazy joke.’
Vix Leonard is twelve when she meets dazzling, reckless Caitlin Somers. Invited to spend holidays on Martha’s Vineyard with Caitlin and her eccentric, mysterious family, Vix is welcomed into a life totally unlike her own. As days of bold adventure give way to nights of shy discovery, she and Caitlin come together in the complications of growing up; the refuge of belonging; the pact to Never Be Ordinary . . . Until one devastating summer when a local boy changes everything.
Years later life has driven them apart, but the bruise of their friendship remains. When Caitlin begs Vix to return to the Vineyard for her wedding, Vix knows she will go. She wants to understand what happened that last shattering summer – and why her best friend still has the power to break her heart.