A tender yet tantalizing novel about two friends, the summer night they fell apart, and the scavenger hunt that reunites them decades lateruntil the clues expose a breathtaking secret that just might shatter them once and for all.Laura and Casey were once inseparable: as they floated on their backs in the sunlit lake, as they dreamed about the future under starry skies, and as they teamed up for the wild scavenger hunts in their small California lakeside town. Until one summer night, when a shocking betrayal sent Laura running through the pines, down the dock, and into a new life, leaving Casey and a first love in her wake.But the past is impossible to escape, and now, after seventeen years away, Laura is pulled home and into a reunion with Casey she cant resistone last scavenger hunt. With a twist: this time, the list of clues leads to the settings of their most cherished summer memories. From glistening Jade Cove to the vintage skating rink, each step they take becomes a bittersweet reminder of the friendship they once shared. But just as the game brings Laura and Casey back together, the clues unravel a stunning secret that threatens to tear them apart Mesmerizing and unforgettable, Amy Mason Doans The Summer List is about losing and recapturing the person who understands you bestand the unbreakable bonds of girlhood....
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The Summer List Reviews
I was grateful and honored to be able to read an advanced copy of this fast moving, dialogue-driven story that takes you back to those bittersweet coming-of-age days. The characters are so real and dynamic; you can truly relate to both their joy and their pain. The descriptions of the Tahoe area of northern California and the beauty of the lake draw you in with vivid clarity. The story explores the special ties between mothers and daughters, girls and their best friends, and the experiences that ...more
The Summer List falls into the category of impressive debut novels for me. I couldn't believe this was Amy Mason Doan's first time at bat! She struck one out of the park. (Pardon the baseball euphemisms, but it's summer!)
This novel was a wonderful tribute to friendship. It reminded me of The Gospel According to Drew Barrymore in terms of the friendship dynamic, air of mystery, and characters named Laura. Both books also shift between the present and the past to tell the story, and we learn new s ...more
Norma and I read The Summer List with two of our Traveling Sisters and two more joined us in our discussion. We all started off very comfortable in our lush coulee looking over our calm and inviting lake (really there are no lakes in coulees) however it sure felt like we were by a lake with the feel of this atmospheric setting Amy Mason Doan has created for us.
The Summer List started off as a tender and enduring story between two friends Laura and Casey and we really enjoyed some eleme ...more
I was lucky to receive an ARC of this novel about friendship and a second chance at love. It's a heart-warming story that's a perfect beach read or book to curl up with in front of a fire on a stormy day. This novel is for anyone who ever lost touch with a best friend and thought about reuniting with them. It's also a great mystery with an engaging plot. I highly recommend!
I really enjoyed this book and its complicated journey of figuring out the stories as well as their internal narratives of the two young girls and best friends. The intimate description of places and conversations made me wish I was there with them. The writing is very lively and psychologically in depth describing the difficulties and the impact of living with secrets and untold stories as adolescents. The search for identity for both characters combined with differences between the families of ...more
A poignant story about the bonds of friendship, betrayal, secrets and second chances.
Laura and Casey met the summer before 9th grade and became inseparable. The beginning of the book chronicles their friendship and was delightful. Lazy summer days swimming and rowing on the lake. Picnics in secret spots, private talks, scavenger hunts and sleepovers every Saturday night. Doan did a wonderful job of immersing the reader into the lives of these two friends. They were exactly what the other nee ...more
This story about friendship, secrets and a second chance at love in a small California lake town blew me away. The characters are drawn really vividly and I genuinely cared about all of them from the first chapter.
Laura and Casey were the closest of friends in high school until they had a mysterious falling out the summer after graduation. After 15 years Laura gets an invitation to visit Casey for the weekend and, sort of as a joke, take part in a scavenger hunt to relive old times. (The "List" ...more
Thank you to Kathleen Carter and Harlequin books for my advanced copy of this book! I was looking for a good summer read and this one came at the right time!
Laura and Casey are best friends. They meet when they are young because Casey moves into a house across the lake. Laura's mom makes a casserole for Laura to bring over to welcome the new neighbors. Once they meet, Laura feels an intense connection to Casey and her mom, almost like they are long lost family. They give Laura a sense of ...more