Summer of ’76 (Review #23)

IMG_4433Today’s review is of Summer of ’76:

Author: Isabel Ashdown

Publisher: Myriad Editions

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Summary: It’s the start of one of the hottest summers on record. With windows and doors flung open and life increasingly lived outside, secrets become hard to hide. Luke is all set to enjoy his last few months at home on the Isle of Wight before leaving for college. But when the close-knit community is gripped by scandal, everything he thought he knew about friendship and family is turned on its head.

Summer of ’76 was a very different book to what I normally read. I won it as a Goodreads Giveaway and first thing that is different is that it is an adult fiction unlike all of my YA and Children’s Fiction. The topic was very adulty too (sorry but no other word actually fit in there…) with the scandal being very different to what I thought it would be. I have to admit, it was very confusing until about the last 50 pages in which it eventually explained the whole plot properly. I probably wouldn’t have picked this up if I saw it in a shop but actually, it was an alright book.

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