Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Summer of Naked Swim Parties by Jessica Anya Blau

Jamie is 14 and is constantly mortified by her pot smoking and naked swimming parents. She feels her parents should be angry when they learn she is sexually active with her 17 year old boyfriend. She wants to scream when her mom wants to compare diaphragm sizes with her.
This book finally made sense to me when I realized it was an adult book with teen appeal. Most of the way through it felt like a book targeted to adult reminiscing about the 70s. Which, ultimately, it is. I think this will have very limited teen appeal. And at times can get pretty graphic. I'm nay.

1 comment:

Pat said...

I noticed that many libraries have this in their Adult collection. I enjoyed the book, but feel that's it's too graphic for Thumbs Up. Voting NO