September Girls

September Girls

Book - 2013
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Vacationing in a sleepy beach town for the summer, Sam is pursued by hordes of blonde girls before falling in love with the unusual DeeDee, who compels him to uncover secrets about the community's ocean-dwelling inhabitants.
Publisher: New York : HarperTeens, 2013.
ISBN: 9780061255632
0061255637
Characteristics: 342 p. ; 22 cm.

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axfalk
Jul 21, 2015

This book is either my least favorite, or close to it.
Madison's characters are tiresome and unlikeable. The protagonist's lack of respect for women left me pretty uncomfortable. His brother and best friend were the same way.
The plot had some holes in it, the grammar was often times awkward, and logic seems to be absent.
I do not recommend this book.

L1zard Nov 06, 2014

The narrator is unlikable, made it to page 50, and returned it. I don't see what people like about it. It doesn't have the ease of a fun summer read like a Sarah Dessen book, nor the developed characters of a John Green book.

BCD2013 Jun 06, 2014

NYPL Staff Pick
Madison Mermaids? Selkies? Coming of age by the shore.
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Lotte_
Dec 28, 2013

this book is a nice read about summer and a boy and girl, however it holds many deeper meanings and definitely explores these meanings throughout the book. a fantasy romance book that will have you spellbound to the end

JCLChrisK Sep 30, 2013

I found this book to be a deep, calm well of enchantment. It took me out of myself and far down into myself. It was an escape from the stress and worries of life to a place of timeless tranquility; it was a reminder of all that I love and I emerged with a renewed passion for life.

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JCLChrisK Sep 30, 2013

In your small movements and gestures, something happened: the girl you thought I was began to acquire form . . . and she was beautiful in a way that had nothing to do with what I'd thought of as beauty. . . .

And I saw that she was me, sort of. I was her. I am those things that she is. It's unclear to me whether I am those things because you could see something that no one else could--something I couldn't see before I met you--or if I am those things because you made it true by seeing it.

JCLChrisK Sep 30, 2013

Magic was complicated, but it was nothing compared to how complicated people were.

JCLChrisK Sep 30, 2013

He grinned hopefully. (Or maybe it was hopelessly. I've noticed lately that there's often no practical difference between the two.)

JCLChrisK Sep 30, 2013

I consider myself a sociable person, but sometimes I feel best being sociable with myself.

JCLChrisK Sep 30, 2013

First we are alone. We're not sure how we find one another, but we do. Then we are still alone, but in the way sardines are alone.

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L1zard Nov 06, 2014

L1zard thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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