Summer Sisters - Judy Blume

Summer Sisters

By Judy Blume

  • Release Date: 1998-05-04
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 396 Ratings


In the summer of 1977, Victoria Leonard’s world changes forever when Caitlin Somers chooses her as a friend. Dazzling, reckless Caitlin welcomes Vix into the heart of her sprawling, eccentric family, opening doors to a world of unimaginable privilege, sweeping her away to vacations on Martha’s Vineyard, an enchanting place where the two friends become “summer sisters.”
Now, years later, Vix is working in New York City. Caitlin is getting married on the Vineyard. And the early magic of their long, complicated friendship has faded. But Caitlin begs Vix to come to her wedding, to be her maid of honor. And Vix knows that she will go—because she wants to understand what happened during that last shattering summer. And, after all these years, she needs to know why her best friend—her summer sister—still has the power to break her heart.
Praise for Summer Sisters
“Compulsively readable . . . [Blume’s] powers are prodigious.”The New York Times Book Review
“As warm as a summer breeze blowing through your hair, as nostalgic as James Taylor singing ‘How Sweet It Is.’ You remember. So does Judy Blume. How sweet it was.”Chicago Tribune
“An exceptionally moving story that can leave the reader laughing and crying . . . sometimes at the same time . . . Blume creates a rich tapestry of characters.”The Denver Post
“Blume’s characters still tend to hover after the book is set aside. . . . She catches perfectly the well-armored love between longtime female friends.”The Seattle Times


  • Amazing beyond measures

    By sara😂😂
    This book was amazing judy really went all out for this one!!!
  • Great book

    By Deja11999
    I read this book a few years back and have been wanting to reread it. Read it super fast I was so stuck on it. Highly recommend it
  • Taboos

    By BPrivate()
    Sometimes the joys of life are the most taboo principles. Judy Blume writes books that are at the same time easy to read and deeply moving. I enjoyed her as a young adult and now as a middle aged (nearly) senior woman. Her story epitomizes our fears, our dreams, and even our realities. I recommend this book for any woman aged 12 to 112.
  • Summer Sisters

    By Playapree
    Great book!! Couldn’t put it down!!
  • The characters pull you in

    By Patsy82
    I loved how the author told the story over life time events, it really made the whole story come to life and really pulled you into the story. I loved all the characters and liked how you got to hear from each character in the book, even the ones who didn’t play a big roll in the story plot. I loved Judy bloom books when I was a kid, but this was the first time I read one that she had wrote for adults and I have to say it kept me just as entertained as when I was a kid!
  • MUST READ!!!!!

    By Prettyprettypink27
    I'm fifteen years old and this book was absolutely amazing one of my top favorites. Especially if you have ever spent time on Martha's Vineyard!!!!
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    By m̸f̸j̸
    i̸ r̸e̸a̸l̸l̸y̸ r̸e̸c̸o̸m̸m̸e̸n̸d̸ i̸t̸. i̸t̸'s̸ a̸m̸a̸z̸i̸n̸g̸ a̸m̸d̸ r̸e̸a̸l̸l̸y̸ g̸o̸o̸d̸!☺️
  • Fascinating

    By nikinikiniki
    My best friend read this book in a week while on vacation and that was quite something for her as she was not a reader and she was about 14 at the time. She passed it along to me and I breezed through it as well. It became "our" book and we both read it several times over the course of our teenage years. It's about time to read it once more as our lives have changed and we've drifted apart. This book holds a strong place in my heart. Highly recommended to anyone who is or has ever had a best girlfriend.
  • Summer Sisters

    By QueenNena713pr
    I absolutely Love Love Love this book!
  • Read it!

    By Remeremereme
    Really great book. Worth the pay