Review: Summer Constellations by Alisha Sevigny

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Summer romance meets a passion for the environment in this timeless young adult novel.

When Julia’s mother announces that she might be selling the family’s campground to a real estate developer, Julia is crushed. How could she stand to leave her childhood home? Then Julia finds an unlikely ally — the developer’s son, Nick — who wants to help her family raise the money they need to keep the campground running. Can Julia trust him to conspire against his own father? And could she ever trust him with her heart?

This tender story reminds readers of summer’s possibilities … and how sometimes love is written in the stars.

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Toot's Review by Stacy Sabala

Julia Ducharme lives at a campground her family has ran for years.  Unfortunately, after her brother’s sickness, her mom has been struggling financially and selling the campground may be the only option.  So that puts more of a damper on Julia’s summer.  Add that her best friend Paige leaves for the summer and her summer boyfriend brings his new girlfriend this year and Julia is beside herself.
A mystery boy shows up at the dock and the first thing she does is fall flat on her face.  There is an instant pull but once she finds out he is the enemy.  Her mom throws them together and she has to show him around.  Her mistrust and anger are pretty tangible.  It’s also pretty understandable.  I’m surprised that her mother didn’t give them some information before they actually come face to face with someone interested in buying.  Being blindsided adds to Julia’s anger.

Nick turns out to be the cousin of Dan, Julia’s summer boyfriend, and the son of the potential buyer.  Yet he is drawn to Julia.  He knows all about her after she tells him that night on the dock.  He feels bad about the campground and tries to find a better solution.  He comes up with ideas to save things.  His feelings for Julia grow.  He is a sweet guy caught in the middle of a bad situation.  I liked Nick.  He was a great character.  Julia has to learn to trust him in order for things to work out well.  It was a great story of loss, trust and finding things you didn’t know you needed.  I give it a 4 out of 5.   

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