Lives of alcoholics has been a writer’s favourite topic for quite some time. Different shades of alcoholism has been depicted. Summer secrets is one of the shades- The story shows how alcohol provides momentary bliss while disrupting precious relations.
A strong storyline is the USP of the book. The one liner of the story itself provides wide possibilities of creative endeavour which was successfully exploited by the author. The narrative style is the first person narration of the protagonist. The switch to third person narrative in the flashback is interesting and provides clarity.
Unlike the cliched romances we see lately, Cat’s and Jason’s relation is refreshing and platonic. It is a welcome change to see that the two lovers did not jump to bed to officially accept the relation. The book providesa glimpse of a lot of relations – Father -daughter, mother-daughter, grandmother -grandchild, aunt-niece, sisters, friends. Each relations is given due importance and holds the deserved position in taking the story forward.
The melodrama was over the top in several sequences. Author’s description of geographical demographics seems judgemental.
Overall the book is a refreshing and engrossing read written with utmost sincerity.
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a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
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