Just a Summer Romance by Ann M. Martin

Just a Summer Romance

The author of the blockbuster series The Babysitters Club, pens a poignant novel about the joys and pains of first love. Set on Fire Island, this moving story reveals the difficulty a young girl has when a summer romance is sparked between her and a boy who is a teen heartthrob.


Details Just a Summer Romance

TitleJust a Summer Romance
ISBN9780590439992
Author
Release DateJun 1st, 1994
PublisherScholastic
LanguageEnglish
GenreYoung Adult, Romance
Rating

Reviews Just a Summer Romance

  • Amanda Hill
    2013-07-25
    I specifically remember this being the first "romance" I ever read! I was in the 7th grade. I bet I checked this book out of the library a dozen times that year :) Before this I had only been interested in R.L Stine's Fear Street & The Babysitters Club. This book holds a lot of nostalgia for me! I recently ordered it for my home library. It makes my heart smile. It reminds me of coming of age and first loves. Junior High and giggling best friends...
  • Ruth
    2008-02-12
    Pretty cheesy preteen stuff. A normal girl meets a soon-to-be-teen-idol cutie and has a summer rated-G romance. Boy does not want to continue relationship, because he knows, come fall, he will have access to countless teen babes. Sounds like a nice guy. She takes him back in the end anyhow.
  • Mkunde
    2008-12-05
    I used to read this book exactly twice a year between 6th and 8th grade. It was really quite good.
  • Melissa
    2014-03-14
    I've always liked this book! It's a cute story and an easy read.
  • Ashley
    2018-03-14
    I've been reading Ann M Martin's non-BSC books in order, but this wasn't supposed to be the next one I read, that was supposed to be With You and Without You . But I've read that one before, and I'm sick and stuffed up, and didn't feel like sniffling through my feels, so I though Just a Summer Romance would be better for me.This was okay, a little cheesy and shallow, but I can see how it would have been appealing to teenage girls in the 80s. T...
  • Sarah
    2018-03-30
    Just a Summer RomanceI remember reading this book when I was younger and I loved it. Ever since then, I’ve wanted to visit Fire Island...of course when I was younger, I wanted this whole summer romance to happen!!! Great book, easy read!!! Very enjoyable!!!
  • Ann
    2019-01-07
    The library's ebook list had this as new and popular. I mistakingly jumped to a conclusion that Ann M. Martin had written a new book for adults. But, nope. I read a terribly written book for preteens. Whoops.
  • Leah
    2019-01-23
    This was a quick read and a cute story. The summer spent on Fire Island was fun, and the romance was cute. There are some silly parts, which I liked. Most of those were after summer vacation ended. The ending was happy, which was expected, but I was surprised by how it happened.
  • Flora
    2017-12-29
    Surprisingly charming and entertaining
  • Joanne
    2017-10-31
    Finished this book with a lovely smile on my face. Sweet book.(On a side note - Mel arranged to phone Justin at 9pm so she passed the time by writing "an extremely sad poem.")
  • Amanda
    2010-09-20
    In this book a girl, Lacey, meets a boy on the beach. Well, she more like stalks him. When Lacey is sitting outside of the boys house, in the sand dunes, he spies her, creeping on him. When he asks what she is doing he finally finds that he likes her. Their love grows strong threw the summer, but they can't a relationship past the summer, they live too far away. When they go home the boy has a secret and everyone knows but Lacey....What I loved a...
  • Mallori
    2014-07-06
    Written by the same woman who wrote the Babysitter's Club, this is a nice and sweet book. However, this is not a YA book that would really be enjoyed by adults. While the main characters are a Freshman and Sophomore in high school, the sentence structure and prose of the book are very simple, making it seem more appropriate for Middle Grade readers. This felt very light, lacking depth or urgency. But then, while it was a quick read, I felt it end...
  • Cerridwen Nicneven
    2013-11-01
    I adore this book. I’ve read it about 50 times since I was 11. It’s about a girl Melanie Braderman who meets the gorgeous Justin Hart on Fire Island the summer before high school. They date for the duration of the summer. Shortly after she gets home she finds his face on the cover of People Magazine and is determined to find out just who was she dating. It is pretty corny for certain but it was written in 1987 so that’s expected. It’s an ...
  • Wanda N.
    2012-10-04
    I fell in love with this book. It filled me with surprises and the unexpected! It's one of those book that turns in to a movie in your mind! Your imagination grows once you begin reading the book! It amused me with detail and romance. There's a surprise in the story that you never expected, a twist of curiosity. I really recommend this book!
  • Teresa
    2011-08-07
    It was cute for the occasional read. It wasn't really worth all I went through to find it, though. It moves too quickly, and there is some things that weren't even relevent to the story. The writing is simple, but some of the banter between characters is funny. 3 stars.
  • Christina
    2010-04-01
    very predictable, a quick short read. Interesting enough; I would recommend to young teens who like a typical freshman romance story.
  • cubbie
    2008-07-28
    nice and fluffy! not as weirdly offensive as some of her early books.
  • Lynn
    2009-04-09
    I couldnt put it down. Enough said.
  • Sara K.
    2007-07-10
    This book is not what i expected but it is so good. Its sad in the middle but it is a great ending.
  • Emmy
    2014-07-02
    3.5, Sweet, innocent love story, would have loved it when I was a teen.
  • Victoria Wehr
    2014-05-26
    Sweet storythis story had a sweet and memorable storyline and ended off perfectly I loved it ! ! ! ! !
  • Selina
    2011-09-13
    this book was great all around.
  • Chelsea pickett
    2007-08-05
    Summer romances arent always just a fling, they stick with you, sometimes its positive. other times negative, but either way you learn