Despite the very up-to-date cover art of Seventeenth Summer, this sweet teenage romance was written over 70 years ago!
Angie is a good girl who helps around the house and weeds her mother’s garden. It’s the summer before she leaves for college and life is lovely. But then she meets Jack — also a good kid who works for his father’s bakery — and the summer of First Love begins.
If you or your teen need a little romance to read at the beach for Spring Break this year, here’s a great one! No swearing, so Facebook, no cellphones. Just charming teen angst.
Maureen Daly wrote Seventeenth Summer while in college at age 20. It became an instant success and has its own cult-like following — it appears to have never been out of print.
Late Middle Grade Reading Level or High School Reading Level, 384 pages, Published in 1942.