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The Summer Sherman Loved Me

2015
Author:

Jane St. Anthony

The Summer Sherman Loved Me

A middle grade novel about love, family relationships, and what it means to grow up

A coming-of-age novel set in the early 1960s in Minneapolis, The Summer Sherman Loved Me is an honest look at the struggles of a twelve-year-old girl that transcends time. As Margaret tries to sort out various relationships in her life, readers join her in a journey discovering what it means to grow up.

The Summer Sherman Loved Me is a beautiful, gentle novel about love and hope and the beginning of the end of childhood. This book will make you laugh out loud. It will make you cry. And it will make you wish, very much, that you had a squirrel of your own.

Kate DiCamillo

A coming-of-age novel set in the early 1960s in Minneapolis, The Summer Sherman Loved Me is an honest look at the struggles of a twelve-year-old girl that transcends time. As Margaret tries to sort out her strained relationship with her mother and her feelings for her neighbor who claims to love her, readers join her journey discovering what it means to grow up.

The Summer Sherman Loved Me

Jane St. Anthony is the author of Grace Above All and Isabelle Day Refuses to Die from a Broken Heart. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The Summer Sherman Loved Me

The Summer Sherman Loved Me is a beautiful, gentle novel about love and hope and the beginning of the end of childhood. This book will make you laugh out loud. It will make you cry. And it will make you wish, very much, that you had a squirrel of your own.

Kate DiCamillo

St. Anthony’s narration reveals gradual growth and maturation with both pathos and humor. . . . A fresh and refreshing coming-of-age story.

School Library Journal, Starred review

Told in simple, straightforward prose, the first-person narrative skillfully captures the near-magical mindset of childhood, when the link between action and consequence is hazy and fantasy and reality bleed into each other at the edges.

Kirkus Reviews

Jane St. Anthony tells a refreshingly gentle, insightful story that finds the drama in the small moments that mark a girl’s passage into the teen years.

Booklist

St. Anthony’s writing is lovely, perfectly evoking the first feelings of adolescent caring.

St. Paul Pioneer Press