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Beach Week: A Novel

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A book by Susan Coll

The looming specter of Beach Week—the traditional weeklong party held by recent high school graduates—drives the anxieties and recklessness of the characters in Coll's middling comedy. Despite their parents' close involvement, a group of … see full wiki

Author: Susan Coll
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
1 review about Beach Week: A Novel

Mixed feelings

  • Aug 4, 2010
First off, I have to say that Beach Week was NOT really what I thought it would be and that is okay.

However, I have mixed feelings about this novel. While I thought the premise of the book was very interesting - specifically a book dealing with parents AND teenagers - almost equally in a specific situation. I also thought that the writing was incredibly slow paced - way toooooo slow for my taste.

I liked that the author actually took a specific timeframe and basically wrote about it from kind of both the parents and the teenagers points of view - at times even showing how silly and ridiculous both sides can be/are. I am use to reading books with a strong focus on the teens - to this was a nice change. I also loved the, at times, sarcastic tone the author uses - although it is well muffled in the storylined.

However, wow! this book is sloooowwww. I found myself skipping entire pages and still being quite able to pick up the flow of the storyline. Either this book needed alot more editing or the author needed to shorten some of the passages.

Unfortunately, the pacing of a story is crucial for me - and, because of this, I have rated this 3 stars.

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