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The Summer Before Boys

The Summer Before Boys

by Nora Raleigh Baskin
Two Girls, One Boy, and a Summer to Remember! An unexpected romance puts friendship to the test in this heartfelt coming-of-age story!
Julia and Eliza are best friends who share everything, even their anxieties. That's why Eliza spends all her time trying to distract Julia from worry. Julia's mother is serving in the National Guard in Iraq, and Julia can't stop thinking about what could happen. As the summer wears on and the girls hang out at the resort where Eliza's father works, they meet the ultimate distraction: a boy. He's irresistibly cute and a perfect match...for both of them. As Julia tries to cope with the possibility of being separated from yet another person she loves, the drama of summer love heats up to the boiling point and spills over.
Ages
11, 12, 13
Interest Level
Grades 6 - 8
Lexile Measure
720L
DRA
50
Guided Reading
V
Number of Pages
208
Genre
Realistic Fiction

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