There should be a list of books that all [literate] people should read, and this should be a part of the top 50.
Purely genious book.
I like the idea of telling a story of your summer experience without the people you depend on, yet I expected her to forge her own path much earlier in the book and because she didnt it feels like two separate stories, the story of the girl who gets a job the summer after her father died while her boyfriend is away and the story of a girl falling in love with a guy who works with her as a caterer.
Its a good read. It changed pace too fast and too late in the game for my tastes, but after it happened the story was almost pure gold.
I love this book and I am very suprised it is not checked out all the time.