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Book Review: The Summer of Naked Swim Parties by Jessica Anya Blau

Posted on: August 26, 2008

It was the title of this book that led me to pick it up while browsing at Borders, I have to admit. But this turned out to be a great book!

Jamie’s parents are far from traditional, 70s hippies hosting naked swim parties, smoking pot,and letting their 14- and 16-year-old daughters do pretty much anything they want, without curfews or limits. Their daughters are more responsible than they are, and long for a “normal” family.

This is the story of Jamie’s first boyfriend, her deteroriating relationship with her best friends, and Jamie’s changing place in her family. A great coming-of-age story, with lots of teenage angst, sexual awakenings, and parties on the beach.

A quick, easy read – not laugh-out-loud funny, but you’ll definitely be amused by Jamie’s parents and their hippie behavior.

And, if you grew up in late 70s Southern California, you’ll appreciate the references to local culture. 🙂

Started: 20-Aug-08 / Finished: 23-Aug-08
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