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Summer of Seventeen by [Harvey-Berrick, Jane]
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Length: 299 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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A moving coming-of-age story from bestselling romance author Jane Harvey-Berrick

Beautiful, sweet, hopeful, vivid, tragic and emotional. ‘Summer of Seventeen’ is not only inspirational and an all-consuming journey of self-discovery and hope. It’s a coming of age story written with such realism it touched my heart and I felt so deeply that it brought me to tears. I highly recommend this story!

“Every scene of this story had purpose … it all collided into one summer that shaped Nick at his core. Good or bad, each event made him into something stronger, even if he had to fight and crawl to get there. I can’t say enough about this book. There were times it hurt so much to continue reading I thought I would break, but then there were moments where the story was so beautiful you wanted to grab hold and never let it go. If you want to hope and cry and feel and fall on your knees because you’re so happy to be alive, then read this book. It’s beautiful in ways you can’t imagine.”

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Not suitable for under 18
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It was supposed to be the endless summer of sand, sea, and surf. Supposed to be. But, Nick Andrews life is crashing out of control. His girlfriend and his best friend have declared war, his sister's constant interference in his life is driving him insane, and there are money problems that won’t go away. Being seventeen isn’t supposed to be this hard.

When cool surfer Marcus arrives in town followed by a string of women, Nick sees that there are easier ways to live. But with his life falling to pieces around him, it’s hard to know who to trust.

As the scorching heat of summer grows, events begin to unravel, reaching a shattering conclusion—and a summer he’ll never forget.

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"This story will make you travel back in time. Will make you remember when you were 17. You will laugh. You will cry. Your heart will be broken..
I loved being inside Nick's mind. I felt his pain and insecurities. The moments of happiness and the loneliness. Every single feeling is strong, I could almost touch them."
Beverley C.

"It is 1:30am. I have just finished, ‘Summer of Seventeen’. I don't really know what to say. I just felt I had to acknowledge the effect this book had on me.
I thought I was going to read a YA story about teenagers out of school for the summer, with all the fun, and partying, and surfing. The last summer before graduating high school. I was looking for a love story. It was so much more! I felt that I was in the head of Nick. I felt his pain, his love, his frustration with his life. Yansi was so special. She was one of my favourite characters."
Shirley W.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 952 KB
  • Print Length: 299 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0992924618
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Harvey Berrick Publishing (22 September 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00MWC9H5S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #320,632 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bravo to the Summer of Seventeen! 24 September 2014
By nancy - Published on
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I LOVED the book! it was an easy read. I couldn't wait to get at it! the characters were by themselves, strong, each one with their own purpose. Anything Jane writes is GOLD, but I enjoyed the story line immensely and the googly way teens act and of course their own "erotic" love, and experimentation. This kid has to go through some serious stuff for a 17 year old and he is entitled to all the feelings he has and how he comes out of all of it. Bravo Jane!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully written coming of age story. 3 October 2014
By SL Marshall - Published on
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Amazing coming of age story, you will fall in love with Nick and his beautiful soul. Nick hasn't had a great life but he's done his best. He's an adult now whether he wants to or not. Nick struggles with a sister he doesn't think wants him around, a mother who has just died and no prospect of anything better than a menial job.

This isn't a romance however, there is romance in it. His love story is sweet for a first love and you are happy that he has her to love him.

When a tragic incident happens near the end of the book everyone comes together and Nick realizes he's got friends and people who do care for him.

This book was beautiful and you will need some tissue. I love Jane's books and this won't disappoint. I'd really like to read another book about Nick 10 years from now.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a ride! 29 September 2014
By maw62 - Published on
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I knew to find enough time to read Jane Harvey-Berrrick's uninterrupted. There is just no way you can put it down until you are done. This latest book is about a young man named Nick, through his POV and his life during his summer of his seventeenth year, that has an impact on him for the rest of his life. Nick has been dealt a crappy hand. You feel his conflict throughout the book, and it's such an emotional road that you get to hear in his head. So many of these emotions and experiences I know we all felt growing up, Jane offers it to us in such a way, you feel as if you were there also. Brilliant writing by a brilliant author. When I finished this book, I simply sat back and was in awe. This is why I enjoy reading so much, and Jane Harvey-Berrrick's, Summer of Seventeen, is now a top ten favorite on my list.
5.0 out of 5 stars brought me to tears, left me with hope, made me think 6 December 2014
By margueritedaisy - Published on
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One of the best coming of age stories I've ever read, leaving me in awe of the serious writing talent of this author. Ms. Harvey-Berrick captures the the thoughts and feelings of a 17-year-old boy so vividly that the reader can't help but me moved by the major hurdles, triumphs and pain this young man experiences in the summer before his last year of high school. Nick's feelings about the death of his mother from cancer at the young age of forty-two are
poignant to me, as I experienced similar emotions with the loss of my own mom to the same disease. There are so many wonderful, meaningful truisms in this novel that made me pause in my reading to ponder and appreciate. I really loved this story and the Ms. Harvey-Berrick's beautiful, quality writing.
4.0 out of 5 stars Nick endured a lot during his Summer of Seventeen. 9 February 2015
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This truly is a coming of age story. Nick loss so much that summer, but also gain so much by becoming a stronger young man. Nick is a sweetheart, always thinking of others, even when life is handing him lemons. He was such a trooper; and sometimes no matter how hard he tried, he just could not caught a break. I almost cried when he lost his prize possession skate board, it broke my heart. But no matter the challenges that came his way, he never gave up, which speaks to the maturity and strength of character this young man possessed. There are so many life lessons in this story, and too many challenges for one young person to endure, but Nick's story just reminds us to never loose hope and never give up.

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