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Summer BluesSchool's out So why are the girls of Canby Hall still hanging aroundDana Faith and Shelley are signed up for a month of summer school For Dana that means class with her favorite poet by day and romantic moonlit wal. BEWARE SPOILERS Recap of the entire book under the cut and at The Girls of Canby Hallview spoilerJune a week before finals Shelley is trying to study but keeps getting distracted by the sounds of Canby on a beautiful late spring day her own thoughts on how far she's come in nine months and Faith crashing into their room on a pair of roller skates Shelley and Faith will be staying at Canby for the month long joint Canby Oakley summer intensive program Shelley will be taking drama of course and Faith photography Dana is undecided but Faith and Shelley think she probably will stay too Bret will be around and the poetry intensive is being given by the famous Grace Phaeton who Dana loves and who wrote such lines asOh void Oh dark abyss vortex of the shriveled soulGrace Phateon by the way is not a real poet Thank God Once again Google to the rescue This just was not possible when I read these books the first time around As Faith and Shelley ready themselves to go into Greenleaf for ice cream Dana walks in with a bad sunburn She fell asleep tanning on the Baker House lawn Dana ends up in the infirmary and gets to skip classes the next day which gives her a lot of time to think about Bret He hasn't been calling as much lately but she doesn't want to think about that She wants to think about him being a senior next year and then going to an Ivy League college and getting married with her sister Faith and Shelley as bridesmaids and having two kids after she becomes an architectDana falls asleep and when she wakes up Casey is there After hemming and hawing a bit she says that Bret asked her to go to the moviesWhy would he do something so dumb as ask out one of my best friends though Why wouldn't he ask somebody I didn't know so wellI think he's already asked most of them Casey saidUh oh Better put a hold on that order for a boy and a girl Dana unless you want to be a single mom Casey tells Dana that Bret's been getting around lately and that Dana needs to ask him about itWhen Dana gets out of the infirmary she calls him and asks him out They decide to take a walk on Friday night To Ketchum Falls There's a WATERFALL within walking distance of campus Why did we not hear about this before This is important information How cool would it be to go to boarding school near a waterfallThey sit to watch the waterfall when Dana brings up Casey She makes a joke of it saying that Casey thought Bret had been asking her out to a movie on a date not to go with him and Dana togetherWell that is what you meant isn't it She was giving him every opportunity to get out of thisI didn't know you'd want to get together tonight he saidYou mean you were asking her for a date is that what you're sayingI guess he said his voice deadOh Bret You're not very good at this Not good at all First you're supposed to break up with your girlfriend before you ask another girl out Second you're not supposed to ask one of her best friends out Third when you're confronted about your trying to cheat ways OWN ITI guess I'm just not any good at this honeyYou don't sayHe dumps her Man now the falls are ruined for her She's not going to be able to go back there and enjoy them ever againThey walk back to Canby Dana remains stoic on the walk until they get back to her dormOh Bret she threw her arms around him Couldn't we try just a little longer I thought you wanted us to last foreverSecondhand embarrassment right hereAfter he leaves Dana remains on the front steps of her dorm until Alison comes to lock the doorsThree days later and Dana hasn't gotten out of bed except for exams She didn't even bother with her philosophy exam Casey smuggles some food to her and forces Dana to get out of bed and accompany her to an amusement park There's an amusement park nearby too Casey tells her that the other girls at Canby are starting to talk and that one of them is going to talk to someone at Oakley and then Bret will find out that Dana's moping and she doesn't want thatThe amusement park and some junk food improves Dana's mood and she's able to open up to Casey She's starting to feel betterDana goes home to NYC for the week between the regular school session and the summer intensive Her mom takes her to a fancy restaurant for a Talk It's the one about boyfriends coming and going in life and having to be happy with yourself instead of relying on other people to make you happy Dana knows she's right but it's going to take some timeNow all your senses are deprived she was saying Here in the darkness and silence you will be free to turn toward your inner selves and find the poetry within You'll be able to listen to the voices of your soulsSomeone ribbits Pretentious words don't always go over well in high school poetry intensives Grace Phaeton kicks Ronald Stillwell the richest boy at Oakley Prep out of the classDana's walking to Baker House relieved that she hasn't yet seen Bret when she spots him walking arm in arm with a French exchange student She's forced to make small talk but manages to extract herself from the situation uicklyiPod Walkman full of sad country love songs in hand Dana goes running out to a wildflower ridge to work on her nature poetry assignment She's concentrating on nature when she's almost run over by a horseAnd a rider He was beautiful Handsome was not the right word He was beautiful His hair was blond and longer than the guys at Oakley wore theirs It curled in locks of pale gold around the collar of his chambray workshirtHis face was narrow with a thin nose and high cheekbones His eyes were a steely gray Right now they were looking down at her coldlyHe's not much of a talker but introduces himself as Randy Crowell one of the Crowells The Crowells own a lot of land in the area and she's on some of it He invites her to stay as long as she wants He learns that she goes to Canby and asks if he can call her sometimeBret whoClasses are cancelled due to extreme heat Dana wants to go swimming in Hudson's Creek an idyllic swimming hole complete with rope swing so they get a group together and head out for the day As they return Shelley's talking about meeting her boyfriend Tom in Greenleaf for pizza when she sees a familiar face Paul Paul her boyfriend Her other boyfriend the one from Iowa The one who has no idea that she's been dating Tom for months The one who is unknown to Tom tooPaul is in the area visiting colleges He wanted it to be a surprise for ShelleyI thought Paul was the future farmer type If he's going to major in agriculture a fancy New England college probably isn't the place to do that I mean they might have ag majors but all of my family members who were ag majors and there are uite a few went to schools closer to home like in Kentucky and Illinois and Iowa and MissouriShelley comes up with an amazing sure fire plan Casey is going to pretend to be Tom's girlfriend to fool Paul and Shelley is going to pretend that Paul is just an old friend from Iowa to fool Tom Tom and Paul get along very well and the plan works Then Shelley gets another brilliant idea go to the restroom and drag Casey along leaving the guys alone When they return the booth is empty except for a noteFOR TWO GIRLS WHO AREN'T AS SMART AS THEY THINK THEY ARESEE YOU AROUNDTWO GUYS WHO AREN'T AS DUMB AS YOU THINKNow Shelley's the mopey one having lost both boyfriends in a single minute She's back at the dorm when Paul comes looking for her He's mad and he doesn't have much time before he has to leave for Harvard but he wanted to see her He and Tom spent the evening together watching the Red Sox game at Tom's house Shelley says that the distance is so hard that they were bound to drift apart That is after all why her parents sent her there He's pretty understanding mostly because he's been hanging out with but not yet dating another girl Shelley is instantly jealous Really Shelley You're the one who's been cheatingThey go for a walk kiss and decide to wait and see how things go Seems like they're both on the same page then the one Shelley's been on all this timeRandy stops by Baker House to see Dana He wants to taker her and show her around his family's land While he mends a fence she tells him about herself Laying in the field in the sunshine she falls asleep When she wakes up a storm is approaching They make a run for his pickup but don't make it before the rain hits Randy drives to an old cabin where there's a woodstove they can light to keep them warm and dry offRandy tells Dana about the old hermit who used to live in the cabin Egan taught him a lot about living off the land Because that's something you totally need to know in 1980s MassachusettsIt doesn't take long for them to get warm and for the rain to stop so Randy starts getting ready to leaveReady he said and turned toward herReady to kiss you she said in a flash of bravery She grabbed him by the collar and aimed for his mouth but he turned his head at the last second and so she wound up planting it on his jaw She felt like a dope een so when he said We go slower on that stuff out here in the countryOh Dana This is almost as bad as when you begged Bret to take you back minutes after he dumped you To make things even worse she slips and falls in the mud Randy trying to rescue her falls too Mud covered Dana returns to her dorm After a shower she talks to Faith about him Faith wonders whether they have anything in common Shelley comes in with news dinner that night is a wienie roast in the birch grove Everyone's there even Grace Phaeton wearing a pair of striped pedal pushers that Faith and Shelley were never going to let Dana forgetWhat's wrong with striped pedal pushers Aren't they basically capris Now it's true I have an unusual intense hatred of capris but most people seem to love them Maybe they were out of style at this time I guess that's probably it I used to read a bunch of old teen books from the 1960s and the girls were always wearing pedal pushers I remember asking my mom what they were and having her explain them to me I guess it's because people weren't wearing them any at that time Well Grace Phaeton you just wait They'll come back into style and then you can remind Faith and Shelley about this dayAnyway we have a MUCH pressing problem than worrying pedal pushers Dana doesn't know what s's are She DOESN'T KNOW WHAT S'MORES ARE This makes me very sad Where has she been Do they not have s's in New York City They must have them in DC because Faith knows what they areShelley panics when she doesn't hear from Tom after a week Faith says to give him time Dana says to find someone else Casey tells her to concentrate on acting The dorm cleaning woman tells her to make him a nice stew in July Shelley's acting teacher tells her to take him a rose She decides to follow his advice She leaves the rose in a black box on his doorstep at six in the morning On her way back to Canby she remembers that she didn't put his name on it She thinks his mom will assume it's for her so she goes back writes his name on a leaf with lipstick and slips it under the ribbon on the boxBut nothing is ever easy so when she's hiding behind a tree to see if Tom's father will pick it up he does a neighbor who owns the tree asks what she's doing She tries to say she's been jogging in sandals and stopped to rest but he's been watching her He saw her go up to Tom's door twice pick up something the leaf from another lawn and now she's lurking around her tree He's already called the policeAnd the police car arrives siren blaring and the entire neighborhood comes out to see what's going on Shelley tries to explain that she was just leaving Tom a rose but they don't believe her They're about to handcuff her and take her to the police station when Tom comes running out of his houseOh my This is worse that Dana begging Bret to take her back AND kissing Randy Tom is finally able to convince the police that Shelley is telling the truth and they let her go She's not the Greenleaf Cat Burglar after allTom and Shelley take a walkNice of you to bring by the flower Hope you didn't have any troubleThat Tom what a sense of humor They laugh for two blocks and even though they don't talk about it Shelley realizes that things are going to work outBig news Grace Phaeton is going to give a poetry reading Dana is excited but Faith and Shelley are super unimpressed Faith even goes as far as to call GP pretentious This uickly blows up into a fightDana leaves the room to call Randy and invite him to the reading After she endures some teasing from one of Randy's brothers who Dana had mistaken for Randy Randy gets on the phone and agrees to go He's not interested in the poetry reading but he wants to see DanaThere's not a good turnout for the reading Grace's students are all there of course but only about ten extra people show up They sit in the middle of the auditorium to try to make it look less empty and Dana tries to explain to Randy why she likes poetryAfter the reading it's clear that Randy hated it He makes a joke that she takes badly and she runs out She ends up in the woods thinking about how much she misses Manhattan and how little she and Randy have in common compared to how much she and Bret sharedFaith apologizes to Dana for being down on Grace Phaeton and poetry and Randy drops off a poem he's written for DanaI talk a good gameTell you about listening to the forest then I turn around and trompright over your feelingsEgan would cryWould you give me a chanceto make it up to himand to youWell At least he triedHe's outside waiting for Dana and waiting for a kissDana Faith and Shelley take a picnic lunch out to the skating pond Shelley and Faith say Dana seems happier with Randy than she was with Bret Dana doesn't understand how they work as a couple but they doDana and Randy go for ice cream and run into Bret Bret sits with them and eats his cone but Randy takes it the wrong way when he teases Dana and tries to defend her After Bret leaves Randy says that when Bret was there it was hard to tell which of them she liked He storms outThe next day Bret finds Dana when she's outside working on a poetry assignment He apologizes for the way he treated her when they were breaking up He wants to get back together It's not working out with his French exchange student and anyway she's going back to FranceDana sees through Bret She accuses him of not wanting her until she got a new boyfriend She says she needs some time to think about itOn the last day of school all of the intensive program students have their exhibitions and performances Dana reads a poem she's written for Randy who's standing in the back of the auditorium Bret causes a disturbance when he abruptly leavesBefore leaving for home Shelley invites Dana and Faith to visit her in Iowa the last two weeks of August hide spoiler

Emily Chase é 3 read

Ks with Bret by night But Bret has other plans for his summer vacation and they don't include DanaThe summer blues hit hard Shelley has her own problems when her hometown sweetheart meets up with her Greenleaf boyf. I will probably give three stars to all the books in this series because let's face it the writing is just adeuate But my enjoyment and nostalgia ratings are ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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review Summer Blues Õ eBook or Kindle ePUB ¾ ❴PDF / Epub❵ ☂ Summer Blues Author Emily Chase – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk School's out So why are the girls of Canby Hall still hanging aroundDana Faith and Shelley are signed up for a month of summer school For Dana that means class with her favorite poet by day and romaRiend but she and Faith try to nurse Dana's broken heart Yet it is Randy who brings a smile to Dana's lips and a new confidence in her walk Can a boy from the backwoods and a New York City sophisticate find romance. This is a good example of how these books cover the same kinds of things girls encounter There's no monsters no psycho killers nothing like that; just the things that girls have to deal with Dana for example finds out Bret is cheating on her and they break up She finds another boy but he's from a different lifestyle than she has and she wonders if they can really get alongShelly has two boyfriends The worst thing that can happen they meet It happens and she has to deal with the falloutFaith is preparing an exhibit consisting of her photographs Her boyfriend situation stays the sameThe girls are all taking an extra summer course; poetry for Dana photography for Faith and Shelly almost gets herself arrested Altogether another good book in the series