Summer Constellations

Summer Constellations

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"Summer is here and Julia Ducharme is ready for another season at the campground her family owns and runs. But when a wealthy developer wants to turn the only home she's ever known into a casino, Julia is desperate to find a solution that doesn't mean leaving behind the lake or the business her family has nurtured for decades. Afraid for the future, Julia looks to the stars to give her some perspective. Taking her telescope down to the dock one night, she has a chance encounter with a guitar-playing boy who offers her a friendly ear and some helpful advice. But Julia is blindsided when she discovers the handsome stranger is none other than the developer's son, Nick Constantine. Nick doesn't agree with his father's aggressive business tactics and conspires to help Julia thwart the sale. But can she trust him with her heart?"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Toronto, ON : KCP Loft, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781525300431
9781771389297
Branch Call Number: SEVIGNY
Characteristics: 256 pages ; 23 cm

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Julia Ducharme is a teenager girl who was looking forward for a gladsome summer in her campground with her cousin and love, Dan, but was left to discover that he has a girlfriend, called Tylor, now. To make everything worse, Julia found out as well that her mum was selling ... Read More »

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SurreyLibraries_Teens Jun 12, 2018

Alisha Sevigny showcases her entertaining and eloquent writing in her newest installment, Summer Constellations. The book is fascinating with twists and turns with characters that feel real and are very relatable for teens and young adults. The book takes place in a family-owned campground where ... Read More »


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Alisha Sevigny showcases her entertaining and eloquent writing in her newest installment, Summer Constellations. The book is fascinating with twists and turns with characters that feel real and are very relatable for teens and young adults. The book takes place in a family-owned campground where a young girl Julia is living a new chapter of her life. She finished high school and is looking for new experiences when she gets the news that her family is selling the campground to a developer who wants to turn the place into a casino resort. She has to face challenges along the way, fighting to save her home and meeting someone who at first seems like an enemy, but could grow to be her greatest ally. Initially, Sevigny’s writing is eye-catching, pulling you in from the start with her control and knowledge of her own characters, writing from Julia’s point of view with heart and understanding as if she experienced these things first-hand. The main characters like Julia and Nick are very well written and have a great dynamic, but other characters like Taylor and Dan act as flat clichés that have a clear archetype and don’t add any flavour to the writing and the story. The plot is easy to follow, your run-of-the-mill teen drama with a few twists and turns, but the selling point here is Sevigny’s writing, well done and powerful. Recommended for those who want to get into teen drama, but nothing new for veteran readers that isn’t present in other books.

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This book is pretty much a romantic story ending in a happy ending which kind of
disappointed me a little. I thought the plot would mainly talk about conflicts other than
romance, but looks like romance occupied most of the story. In this “romantic” story,
there’s a girl whose family owned a big campsite and was a very thoughtful and kind
daughter in the family. Because of her brother’s medical bills, her family owed a lot of
money to the bank that they decided to sell their campground to Mr.Constantine.Of
course, Julia was heartbroken of this sad news about selling her own home, but she
accidentally fell in love with Mr.Constantine’s son,Nick. They were truly in love and
went through a lot of conflicts about this issue between their families. Well, the thing
about this book is that I keep getting sick and tired of hearing these two couples
break up and then unit, break up and unit and repeat. It kind of bursts my head out
seeing these two breaking up after they finally united a short time later. At least I
learned something about constellations and all those deep words. It was worth it. So,
overall I would recommend this book to people who are interested in business and
romance mixed together. -- YunYun

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Summer Constellations is about Julia, a girl who's little brother had just recovered from a serious illness which costed a large amount of money to afford the surgery and his care for. With the money going towards her brother instead of her school, Julia was missing out on the first year of university. It was the summer after she graduated high school, when she found out her mom was planning to sell their home- a camp ground, to a business owner. Determined to protect the place, Julia teams up with a mysterious boy, Nick, who just so turns out to be the son of the buyer of the camp ground. This book to me was very amusing and cliche. It's a good read for the summer. It had interesting twists and turns to keep you hooked to the book,but also a number of unnecessary fillers in the chapters which were a little repetitive and boring. It was also pretty girly, as most of these kinds of books are.

I would recommend this book, 3.5/5 -- by a teen in Surrey

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Jun 18, 2018

"The moon is a wide band of gold on warm silver waters. Overhead, an infinity of diamonds sparkles just beyond fingertips."

"We're essentially made out of stardust." "Our bodies composed of Nitrogen, Oxygen, and Carbon- that we go back to when we die. In a way, I guess it's kinda like going home."

"Humans are just an insignificant blip in time and space. We've been around for about point -zero-zero-four percent of earth's lifespan. When I look up the stars it gives me perspective. Remind me to be thankful for each moment that I'm here."

"Maybe it's not about being remembered but making a difference to someone or something else. Leaving things a bit better than how you found them."

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