His entire life in Houser Banks and in a seeming state of perpetual intoxication As another reviewer commented reading the amount of times he slugged back alcohol nearly led *me to a hangover of my own I would have rather encountered a story with these *to a hangover of my own I would have rather encountered a story with these characters as a lead in which the author was abl This book is like reading 300 pages of prose poetry So beautifully written It was going great for a while couldn t put it own then towards the end everything wrapped too uickly and in some ways fell flat I have a serious book hoarding problem so a few years ago while in between moves I culled my overabundant collection The Summer Fletcher Greel Loved Me stayed on the shelf and it s not going anywhere I absolutely adore it and can t read it enough A gripping southern Gothic tale Kingsbury s ebut novel wrapped around me like a steamy August night and wouldn t let me go view spoilerHaley s secret affair with Bo a much older family friend eats her from the inside until Fletcher Greel the judge s son comes back to town and steals her heart Haley is caught in a struggle between the cloying sweetness of rotting fruit that is her lust for Bo and the clear pure love that she feels for Fletcher Watching her balance this in her heart and her mind is a breathless journey hide spoiler Based on the summaries I had read I was very excited to
Start Reading This Book reading this book was very wrapped up in it until the middle of the book where my interest sort of fizzled out The plot seemed to plateau and I almost gave up on it After reading reviews from other Goodreads members about the gratification from the plot s climax I stuck with it In the end things weren t wrapped up as resolutely as I would have liked but I wasn t isappointed in the ending The way the Night Of The Werepoodle dialogue is written was intriguing at first but then became tiresome to follow as the book went on I give this book three stars but even that is a bit of a stretc. Where attitudes hearken back to a time of racism and hatred As the summer wanesisapproval of Riley and Crystal's romance takes increasingly violent turns and Haley's secrets surface to evastating resultsAn enormously talented young writer Suzanne Kingsbury has crafted a pitch perfect cinematic first novel rich with unforgettable characters mesmerizing prose and smoldering sexual tension A fresh and vivid rendering of timeless themes The Summer Fletcher Greel Loved Me captures the exhilaration of firstlove and the conseuences of rebellion in a place resistant to chang. ,
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I enjoyed this book immensely The way it made me feel exactly what the characters were feeling Especially the anger and pain Riley felt for What Crystal went through at the end I think Riley might have been my favorite character The amount of love he had in him was overwhelming but it wasn t cheesy like in some romantic stories It felt very real and my anger
Of What Those Boys Did To Crystal Felt Real Toowhat those boys id to Crystal felt real too though it s just a story It felt like those assholes spoiled my perfect summer with Riley Crystal Fletcher and Haley too Excellent writing This is one of my favorite books ever I actually found this gem at BN in the bargain bin years ago and was instantly taken by the synopsis that I had to have it I loved this story of Haley and her summer with Fletcher Greel Fletcher is everything that Haley isn t and she finds that intimating at first but then she can t help but fall for him Haley is from the south where people are stuck in their ways and are stubborn to change While Fletcher is a guy whose smart and has everything easy in his life He thinks everyone has his way of thinking I m a sucker for the whole opposites attract thing so I enjoyed the romance between these two However Haley s has secrets that could change everything she holds The Child Comes First dare Their summer of love is not only fun and *adventurous but also has aark undersideThis is a true coming of age story that will have you glued its *but also has a Vampire Kisses Vampire Kisses Blood Relatives 3 dark undersideThis is a true coming of age story that will have you glued its Between the hot summer south and the budding love you can t help but fall in love and feel for all the characters It s eual parts love story suspense and adventure Suzanne Kingsbury writing is simply breathe taking and beautiful She writes of the south with both beauty andarkness with both eually represented in the read It will make you remember your first love and also make you think It makes you realize that sometimes love isn t just enough that sometimes the world isn t so nice and can be ownrig. It is the things that happen to you which no one else knows about that make you important in life says Haley Ellyson in this captivating first novel about loss of innocence and the ties of passion and friendship Set in Houser Banks Mississippi a fictional town frozen in time Suzanne Kingsbury's ebut is an intense and evocative tale of young people coming to terms with the legacy of racism over the course of a sultry Southern summer Deserted by her mother and raised by her whiskey rinking gun shooting father beautiful Haley has broken the heart of every boy in town Yet. ,
Ht cruel at times I recommend this read to everyone Afterwards you will feel like you learned and were part of something It touches all points in what a great read should have This is the ultimate summer book to read on one of these hot summer ays I idn t love it honestly i felt like the secret s Haley was "KEEPING THROUGHOUT THE BOOK DIDN T REALLY TIE IN "throughout the book idn t really tie in the arc with RileyCrystal and i felt
Like The Events Culminated Forthe events culminated for wasn t handled as well as it could of been it was like we got all this slow build up to something bad you just knew was going to happen and then the bad thing was rushed and glossed over and i never got to find out how she ealt with it I also was confused by the side stories with Robin and the woman in the voodoo shop It just felt like the author had a lot of ideas of what she wanted happening and when and have them all tie together and instead she ended up writing a lot of escriptors about the wind blowing in your face and the hot summers in Mississippi I have never been to the south at least not the Racinet Explains Baucher deep south and manid this book make me want to go It s not that Kingsbury even made it seem that appealing all she talked about was the heat the way the sweat Tales Of Suspense drippedown someone s neck the stifling air in the rooms etc But she really made me FEEL it and I haven t really spent any time in that kind of environmentIt s a powerful book Kingsbury oes such a great sense of having you feel relationships I could sense the tension or happiness or love or whatever they felt between the characters It was invigoratingPick it up This book is so underrated It s beautifully written and captures the *LOSS OF INNOCENCE THE WRITING WAS *of innocence The writing was and the secondary characters especially Riley and to a lesser extent Crystal were captivating though seemed much older than their supposed late teenage years I m 23 and had a hard time believing that Riley was so world wise having lived. She hides two intimate and explosive secrets that empower her just as they threaten to undermine everything she holds ear Haley is engaged in a Olives Ocean dangerous flirtation with one of her father's friends when Fletcher Greel the Judge's son comes home for the summer having just graduated from a New England prep school Fletcher's friend Riley is in love with a blues singing black girl named Crystal and Fletcher falls instantly for Haley These four soon become inseparable intoxicated by loveesire and the new found freedoms of late adolescenceBut Houser Banks is a small town.