Gae Polisner The Summer of Letting Go

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The Summer of Letting Go

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Summer has begun, the beach is calling . . .

. . . but Francesca Schnell is going nowhere. Four years ago, Francesca’s little brother, Simon, drowned when she should have been watching. Now she is about to turn sixteen, but guilt keeps her stuck in the past. Meanwhile, her best friend is moving on—with the boy Francesca secretly wants—and her father may be having an affair. Then Francesca begins babysitting Frankie Sky, a four-year-old who bears an almost eerie resemblance to Simon. She even wonders if Frankie could be Simon’s reincarnation. Their surprising friendship helps Francesca think she might begin to forgive herself, grow up, and even fall in love, whether or not she solves the riddle of Frankie Sky.

“Resonates with real feeling.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Haunting, heart-lifting, and impossible to put down.” —A. S. King, author of Please Ignore Vera Dietz

“A beautiful story of heartbreak and hope.” —Daisy Whitney, author of The Mockingbirds

 

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Just when everything seems to be going wrong, hope—and love—can appear in the most unexpected places.

The little boy takes a step closer. “Hey, I Frankie, too. Frankie Schyler. But Schyler is hard, so you can say Frankie Sky.” He beams up at me, his blond curls blaz-ing in the sun. And that’s when I see it, how very much he looks like my dead brother, Simon. “Because,” he says, “Simon is just like the sky.”

Everything goes silent. The air disappears, presses in heavy, like a vacuum seal.

“Right?” he repeats, eyes fixed on mine. “Because Schyler sounds just like the sky?”

He’s fixed it now, but I know what I heard. Clear as day, he had said, “Simon is just like the sky.”
He waits for me to say something, but I can’t get the words to come out. All I can do is stare back at him.

It’s as if I am looking at Simon.

“A beautiful story of heartbreak and hope.” —Daisy Whitney, author of The Mockingbirds andStarry Nights

The Summer of Letting Go is haunting, heart-lifting, and impossible to put down . . . Francesca Schnell is one of the most authentic young adult characters I’ve read in a long time.” —A. S. King, author ofReality Boy, Ask the Passengers, and Please Ignore Vera Dietz

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Summer has begun, the beach beckons . . .. . . but Francesca Schnell is going nowhere. Four years ago, Francesca s little brother, Simon, drowned, and Francesca was the one who should have been watching. Now Francesca is about to turn sixteen, but guilt keeps her stuck in the past. Meanwhile, her best friend, Lisette, is moving on most recently with the boy Francesca wants but can t have. At loose ends, Francesca trails her father, who may be having an affair, to the local country club. There she meets four-year-old Frankie Sky, a little boy who bears an almost eerie resemblance to Simon, and Francesca begins to wonder if it s possible Frankie could be Simon s reincarnation. Their surprising friendship leads Francesca to places she thought she d never dare to go and it begins to seem possible to forgive herself, grow up, and even fall in love, whether or not she solves the riddle of Frankie Sky."

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