The Hidden Summer

By Phillips, Gin

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ISBN
978-0-8037-3836-2
Publisher
Dial


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Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on June 1, 2013

Nell and Lydia are best friends, both daughters of neglectful, selfish mothers. When they're forbidden to spend time together because their moms have argued, Nell devises a way for them to meet at Lodema, an abandoned golf and mini-golf course. While their mothers think they're at camp and summer school, respectively, the girls move in to the fanciful structures of the mini-golf course, where they explore the pleasure...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2013  |  Intermediate Fiction

Nell and Lydia are best friends, both daughters of neglectful, selfish mothers. When they're forbidden to spend time together...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on August 1, 2013

An unusual setting—an abandoned golf course—gives this story of two friends’ summer a dreamlike quality. Nell and Lydia’s explorations of mini-golf structures and overgrown greens are akin to visiting an alien landscape. Clear, descriptive writing eloquently depicts the characters’ surroundings and emotions. While out on the links, Nell notes: “When you’re catching a fish every five minutes,...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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