Seventeenth Summer

Seventeenth Summer From the back cover It wasn t puppy love or infatuation or love at first sight or anything that people always talk about and laugh I can t really explain it it s so hard to put into words but well

  • Title: Seventeenth Summer
  • Author: Maureen Daly
  • ISBN: 9780590025546
  • Page: 114
  • Format: Paperback
  • From the back cover It wasn t puppy love, or infatuation, or love at first sight, or anything that people always talk about and laugh I can t really explain it it s so hard to put into words but well, it was just something I d never felt before Something I d never even known People can t tell you about things like that, you have to find them out for yourself ThatFrom the back cover It wasn t puppy love, or infatuation, or love at first sight, or anything that people always talk about and laugh I can t really explain it it s so hard to put into words but well, it was just something I d never felt before Something I d never even known People can t tell you about things like that, you have to find them out for yourself That s why it s so important.

    Seventeenth Summer Maureen Jul , Seventeenth Summer by Maureen Daly is a glimpse into an American summer in the s before relationships and life were confused by the Internet, electronics and of course, cell phones It s a refreshing summer tale of first love that is never forgotten Angie is the quintessential good girl. Seventeenth Summer by Maureen Daly Seventeenth Summer is a book I found m. flag likes Like see review Mar , Breanne rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves read in Alright, so I m going to give a quick summary of the book as the summary above doesn t do this book justice Seventeenth Summer Book Review New to Me Seventeenth Summer The Hub Seventeenth Summer certainly feels like a book of its time Yet in exploring the near universal experience of first love, it manages to retain a sense of freshness It won t appeal to every reader, but those dreamy, romantic teens who want a clean romance will find much to enjoy. Collectors, The Seventeenth Summer joesalbums Collectors, The Seventeenth Summer Joe s Albums is an online record store carrying a wide variety of artists and genres High quality new used record albums, LP s and RPM Located in Worcester, MA Pro Ject audio Authorized Dealer Stereo Equipment. Seventeenth Summer Book by Maureen Daly Official Maureen Daly, still in college when she wrote Seventeenth Summer, recaptured with extraordinary freshness and sensitivity an experience that because of its very nature no older author can touch.Seventeenth Summer was chosen unanimously as the

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    1. Maureen Daly

      Maureen Daly, a writer whose first novel, Seventeenth Summer, anticipated the young adult genre by decades when it appeared in 1942 and has endured as a classic coming of age story, died on Monday in Palm Desert, Calif She was 85 and made her home in Palm Desert.Maureen Daly, about 1942 The cause was non Hodgkins lymphoma, her sister, Sheila Daly White, said.Written when Ms Daly was a teenager and published while she was still in college, Seventeenth Summer told the story of Angie and Jack, two teenagers who fall in love during one enchanted summer in a Wisconsin lakeside town Written in a straightforward, unpretentious style, the book is full of innocent pastimes boating on the lake, Cokes at the corner drugstore mingled with grown up pleasures like beer and cigarettes.Reviewing the novel in The New York Times Book Review, Edith H Walton wrote By a kind of miracle, and perhaps because she is so close to an experience not easy to recapture, Miss Daly has made an utterly enchanting book out of this very fragile little story one which rings true and sweet and fresh and sound Published originally by Dodd, Mead Company and most recently in 2002 by Simon Schuster, Seventeenth Summer has sold than a million copies worldwide, according to the reference book Authors and Artists for Young Adults.Though fiction about adolescents was nothing new in the 1940 s among its eminent practitioners had been Mark Twain, Booth Tarkington and Louisa May Alcott the concept of novels specifically earmarked for adolescents would not exist until the late 1960 s, ushered in by writers like Paul Zindel and S E Hinton.Yet a quarter century earlier, Seventeenth Summer anticipated many of these authors concerns, as Teri Lesesne, a professor of library science at Sam Houston State University and a specialist in young adult literature, explained in a telephone interview yesterday For 42, this is a pretty avant garde young woman she smokes, she drinks, she dates, Ms Lesesne said She thinks about than a chaste kiss at the end of a date Maureen Patricia Daly was born on March 15, 1921, in Castlecaulfield, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland She came to the United States with her family as a young child.When Ms Daly was 15, her short story Fifteen was published in magazine The next year she wrote another story, fittingly titled Sixteen, that was included in the O Henry collection of 1938, which gathered together the best short stories of the previous year Then, working in the basement of her parents home in Fond du Lac, Wis she began Seventeenth Summer After earning undergraduate degrees in English and Latin from Rosary College in River Forest Ill Ms Daly worked as a reporter and book critic for The Chicago Tribune She was later on the staff of Ladies Home Journal and The Saturday Evening Post.Among her many other books are the young adult novels Acts of Love 1986 and First a Dream 1990 , both published by , and Mention My Name in Mombasa The Unscheduled Adventures of an American Family Abroad Dodd, Mead, 1958 , a travel memoir written with her husband, William P McGivern, a well known crime novelist.Ms Daly s husband died in 1982 her daughter, Megan McGivern Shaw, died the next year Besides her sister, Ms White, of Manhattan, she is survived by a son, Patrick McGivern, of Palm Desert, and two grandchildren.In an interview quoted in the reference book Major Authors and Illustrators for Children and Young Adults, Ms Daly recalled the special urgency akin to grasping quicksilver that gave rise to Seventeenth Summer I was so wildly and vividly happy about love and life at a particular time in my existence, she said I wanted to get all that fleeting excitement down on paper before it passed, or I forg

    491 thoughts on “Seventeenth Summer”

    1. I had to read this for my young adult literature class as this was one of the first books classified as "young adult"! I went into this optimistically since it's described as a love story, but I was disappointed. Although it was interesting to read a book written and set in the early 1940s, the main character is quite dull and the writing style was not for me.

    2. The story's synopsis on the back cover implies that it will primarily be about two teens who fall in love and spend an ample amount of time together. But it isn't at all. In fact I knew more about Angie's sister Lorraine than I knew about her. I could better understand how her sister had fallen in love than how Angie had. I don't even believe that Angie was in love at all. I do feel that she was simply infatuated with the first boy that paid any attention to her and that she never really showed [...]

    3. 4.5 STARSI am so glad my friend gave me this book for Christmas (thank you, Qt!) because I would probably have never picked it up myself; judging from the modern-looking cover, I would have written it off as an annoying and brainless teen romance. How wrong I would have been!!!Here is the story, set in the early 1940s in Wisconsin, of seventeen-year-old high school graduate Angie Morrow and her first love, Jack. Though I would say this is a romance story, first and foremost, it's also a "coming [...]

    4. First off, thank you ever so much for recommending this to me, Kathryn!What a lovely experience reading this was. I feel I truly lived this seventeenth summer along with the darling Angie: I could feel the fragrant warmth of June; the sticky heat of July; and August with its creeping autumnal chills. The descriptions were luxuriously luminous, and never felt overwrought to me. Also, the prose was so fresh-eyed I think it only could've been written by a young female. ( tells me Maureen Daly was 1 [...]

    5. I'll skip over the plot summary stuff because everyone can very well read it at the top of this page, and I'll plow right on with my criticisms.I didn't like this book at all. I was so disappointed, I couldn't even finish it. I'm sorry, but not even Twilight has brought this kind of feeling. I was so excited to read this book but after getting through the half of it, my disappointment overrode everything else. First, because of the heroine. Angie Morrow is just so stoic, and plain, and simply bo [...]

    6. Seventeenth Summer was better than I thought it would be. It was a little hard to get into, although that didn't surprise me since it's from the 40's and writing styles have changed so much. I wasn't thrilled with the ending seemed rather unfinished to me. I almost want to look and see if there is a sequel, because I want to know why Lorraine's life was so bad after the book (as Angie explains on page 115) and, naturally, I'd like to know if Jack and Angie really do keep in touch after they both [...]

    7. What amazes me most about this book is that it was written by a girl who was seventeen at the time of writing it. That the author wrote this story so she would always remember just what it felt like to be seventeen. She did a beautiful job of it.This is a book that is prose heavy - lots of lyrical description which isn't unusual for the time period. The thing is, I happen to like this style, and enjoyed feeling everything she did as she experienced the world around her. But then, this was such a [...]

    8. I am not a big reader of romantic stories, but I really loved this one for its beautiful writing, and also because it was written in the 40s, which made it more interesting to me. Really, really liked it.

    9. I've been on a vintage YA kick lately, and it seemed wrong to read a bunch of old teen books and not try The One That Started It All: Seventeenth Summer, often pointed to as the first modern young adult novel. (Plus, I'm a little fascinated by what a game-changer this book was. Can we please talk about how there was a literary prize named after it, and yet there are almost no details available on that fact? It's enough to make a girl want to write a thesis.)Seventeenth Summer is a book I found m [...]

    10. Whenever I think of this book I can't help but laugh.The positives: I like the organization. June, July, August. Very rational. The main character is going through something relatable to most teen girls: her first love.Swoon And now for the main event. When I first read this book in 2011, I couldn't help but remember The Rape of the Lock. For all you English Majors out there, here's a refresher. What seems to be a mighty battle between good and evil, chastity and demonic sexual deviancy, is actu [...]

    11. I wish I would have known that this book didn't take place during today's day and age. I had a really hard time reading this book. I felt like they were speaking in another language. And once I figured out that it happened "back in the day" although I'm still not sure what time period this was, it became a little easier to read, but it was just so choppy, I guess.I think I may have been more prepared to enjoy it. I guess it's kind of sad that it's acceptable in today's society that teen relation [...]

    12. I liked the simplistic nature of their love. It made me yearn for respect and honor, modesty and decency. I admire that slow courtship. The plot is kind of slow, but that's how I think of their lifestyle. Slow and simplistic. Innocent and calm. The book itself I think wasn't fantastic, but I liked the romance and the character development.

    13. Alright, so I'm going to give a quick summary of the book as the summary above doesn't do this book justice. However, my summary is going going to be a few sentences long because I don't want to give anything away!Seventeenth Summer is about a girl named Angie who, over the course of the summer, falls deeply in love with a boy named Jack. It divulges into her world, and how she lives her life in her small town. It's really a coming-of-age novel, and is about a girl becoming the woman she is mean [...]

    14. I hated reading this book. Hated it. It was written in the 1940s, and good goddamn but I am glad I wasn't a teenage girl in the 1940s. The atmosphere of this book made me claustrophobic.The protagonist spends her whole summer adrift in a social and sexual world in which she has very little agency or insider knowledge. It's all, "I hope this boy will call, BUT OF COURSE I WOULD NEVER SAY THAT TO ANYONE OR CALL HIM MYSELF (and when my sister calls a boy, I will totally judge her for being desperat [...]

    15. Due to copy and paste, formatting has been lost.For whatever reason, Seventeenth Summer was just a flat read for me. I didn't connect with the characters, and I really didn't see the romance in it.Angie, our main character, is way too prim and proper. I couldn't relate to her in any way, and I often found myself wondering why she even bothered? She would say how disgusted she was with Jack's eating habits, or his family, and I don't understand why it matters? She's supposed to love him, right?Th [...]

    16. This was such a sweet, wholesome romance. The kind you rarely find that rings really true. I just wish that there had been more story and less description. Description is all well and good -- in its place. But when you are reading three paragraphs of description for (on average) every one or two sentences of dialog and plot, it does get a little irritating. I don't know what it was, but I couldn't get the fact into my head that Angie was 17. I always imagined her as a thirteen to fifteen year ol [...]

    17. Angie is a girl who does not bother with having crushes on boys. Angie is a good girl, she doesn’t get in trouble and she is very controlled by her parents. The summer before she goes to college she has nothing to do over summer vacation, but then she meets Jack. Angie cannot reject the fact that she has feelings for him. Angie and Jack start spending a lot of time together and it quickly becomes serious. In the back of her head she knows what the fall will bring. I think adults would like thi [...]

    18. I got more than halfway through the book and just couldn't do it, I couldn't finish. Narrator Angie Morrow is just so unlikable and dull -- no wonder no one ever paid attention to her! The pacing was terribly slow and author Maureen Daly spent more time describing unnecessary details, such as grass and the sky, than describing who her characters were. Similarly, there was barely any dialog between Jack and Angie, so I'm still trying to figure out that whole relationship. It was nice, though, to [...]

    19. I hate to DNF any book but I cannot endure this one. I read 50 pages and had absolutely no idea what was happening. I don't like the setting, I don't like the writing and I cannot, for the life of me, force myself through another 300 odd pages when I know I'm going to hate every page along the way. The synopsis makes it sound like a cute little summer contemporary that I could fly through at the beach but the story was so different to what I expected and was not the kind of book I would have pic [...]

    20. Whenver there is a fallish type of day in August, as today is, I am reminded of this book that I first experienced when I was entering eighth grade; it was a cast-off from older sisters, and I yearned to be a teenager like them, so I read the book to get an idea. It touched me so much, and I always return to thoughts of it on days as I mentioned above. What a brilliant book for a teenage girl to write at a time so innocent and different from our sex-driven culture today. I have bought so many co [...]

    21. When I picked this book up I assumed I'd be reading a cute YA summer read. In a way the book completely meets those expectations, but that wouldn't quite be the whole story.From the cover you would assume that this is a contemporary story. The summary does really nothing to tell you anything different. Even the author's biography just mentions the fact that she was in college when she wrote the book, but curiously never mentions what she is doing now. It's only when you look at the copyright dat [...]

    22. It is the summer Angie is 17 years old, the summer before she goes to college in Chicago. The summer she falls in love with Jack. Angie tells her story, starting off when she first meets Jack, the local baker's son, and the progression of their relationship over the next three months.This might have been one of the most boring books I've ever read. That's not to say it has no merit; I'm sure it was quite popular in the 1940s, when it was published, as it's a romance that many girls would have re [...]

    23. This and other reviews can be found on The Psychotic NerdMY THOUGHTSThis wasn't a bad book, but it is very slow-paced and, to be perfectly honest, nothing really happens.This book was published in the 40's, so this book also takes place in the 40's. Just something you might want to know before starting this. Angie, our main character, has just graduated high school and this is her last summer before college. She ends up becoming infatuated with Jack, who's kind of a popular athlete in her town. [...]

    24. Do you remember the way you felt before your first date? How it was the most terrifying experience of your life? Seventeenth Summer tells the story of a girl struggling with her first relationship, the complications that went with it, as well as getting ready to go off to college. A quote I believe shows this is, “You see, it was different! It wasn’t because it was with Jack either, it was something much more then that. It wasn’t written as it’s written in magazine stories or as in morni [...]

    25. "Until the summer before college, Angie Morrow didn't really date. Her mother didin't like her to go out much. But no one -- not even Angie's mother -- can resist the charm of strikingly handsome Jack Duluth. His good looks grab Angies's attention from the moment in June when Jack throws Angie a smile at McKight's drugstore. And on their first date sailing under the stars -- when Jack leans in and whispers to Angie, "You look nice with the wind in your hair," the strange new feeling s begin. Tin [...]

    26. First published in 1942, the difference between writing today and several decades ago is very apparent in this lazy summer read.Angie’s, the main character, home life is that of the forties and to the generation of today some of the expectations set forth upon her by her parents and society can be maddening. When Angie and Jack fall in love the summer after their high school graduation Angie is slowly changed into what she never was before. She went to venues she never inhabited before, went t [...]

    27. I already prepared myself before reading this book that this will be heartbreak, and indeed it is. Summer romances come and go, those summer flings that we all kind of want to have but also not to have it because it all leads to sadness and heartbreak and it is not easy to forget. But hey, this book is just ALL ABOUT THAT SUMMER FLING"NESS". At the few chapters I was feeling the story of Angie and her love life with Jack and all the rollercoaster feels of falling in love in high school. I get it [...]

    28. NOTHING. HAPPENS.I appreciate this book because it is the forefather (-mother?) of YA books and YA literature. But when I read the description I wondered what could possibly happen in 340 pages when it's simply a girl trying to decide if she loves a boy or not.Well, description is what happens. Lots and lots of description. I like well written description and believe that it definitely can make a book, when used appropriately. I felt like it was mostly filler in this book. This story could've ea [...]

    29. I was required to read this book for a YA lit class, for the week covering the history of YA. While this might have been a sweet and innocent piece of fiction for the time (1940s), it does not hold up to modern day reading. The book basically revolves around a girl and a boy and their, relationship? Which is weird because I feel like they talk maybe 5 times in the entire book, despite going on dates through the whole summer. This book was way too long, so much description, I felt like I was read [...]

    30. Angie is young and excited to be done with high school and move forward to college until she meets a boy. This boy is someone she has grown up with, but he was the popular boy who dated all of the popular girls and never would have noticed Angie. After going on a date, Angie and Jack steadily move forward with their relationship, but every aspect is new to Angie. She has never experienced anything like this and loves feeling this way. As summer progresses, Jack and Angie must make decisions rega [...]

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