What is this book I very vaguely remember and thus can only vaguely describe?
October 13, 2009 7:52 PM Subscribe
Name This Book: Help me figure out the title of a YA novel I read in middle school before I go bonkers!
posted by santojulieta to shopping (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I read a pretty cheesy young adult novel in 8th grade in 1994, and I'm trying to figure out some details about it.
Here's what I can remember:
There's a female, teen aged protagonist who either goes on summer vacation or visits family during the summer somewhere where there are beaches. I very distinctly remember references to dunes and sand and whatnot. The protagonist is socially awkward or shy or not popular. There is another girl in the story who is popular and snobby but I think she was the only other teenager in the neighborhood, so they hang out. At some point, there is a party and the popular girl goes off with an older boy and is presumably raped by said boy. I think it was first person perspective.
The author was a woman, and I remember the cover of the book having subtle pastel shades and dune grass on it. And the title of the book didn't specifically reference "summer" or anything.
I am NOT thinking about Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson.
I can't believe I'm using an AskMe for this... Help!