Someone Like Summer
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Annabel first sees him playing soccer near her house. His name is Esteban—she sees it on the back of his team shirt. He notices her, smiles, then looks back over his shoulder at her again.
It is the beginning of summer in the resort town of Seaview. It is also the start of a romance between a young Colombian who came to town to work and the daughter of a local contractor whose crews are entirely Latino—new immigrants who are changing the face of Seaview.
This is the summer of war in Iraq, and of Hurricane Katrina. But in Seaview there are other concerns. In Annabel's house her new boyfriend is at the top of the list. And Esteban's sister has harsh words for his choice of a girlfriend.
M. E. Kerr weaves a compelling story of star-crossed love and a small-town problem of nationwide significance.
Praise For Someone Like Summer…
“The book has an integrity of conception that is a solid base for the sophistication of its wit and humor.”
-Chicago Tribune Books
“A stirring teen romance . . . issues of race, class, and politics (including the war in Iraq) are a part of the contemporary Romeo-and-Juliet drama.”
-Booklist (starred review)
“Kerr gives a sensitive rendering of a biracial romance in this timely novel.”
“Kerr crafts an agile contemporary tale of interracial young love. A masterful story from a critically acclaimed author.”
“The field of YA literature has been enriched for decades by the fine work of M.E. Kerr, who has never hesitated to tackle controversial topics.”
HarperTeen, 9780061141003, 272pp.
Publication Date: July 1, 2007