Murphy is a wild-child, Leeda is Miss Proper and Birdie is well, just Birdie.
Murphy is hanging out on the railroad tracks one evening with a boy and decides to break into a peach orchard for a drink instead of making out with some random guy. Murphy gets caught and is sentenced to work at the peach orchard for the summer.
Leeda can not live up to her mothers 'perfect' expectations and her older sisters life. Leeda goes to spend the summer with her cousin Birdie on the peach orchard for the summer.
Birdie is left with her father to tend to the peach orchard that she loves and can't stand to listen to her mother complain on the phone. Birdie is a shy chubby girl who embarrasses herself in front of a hot Mexican worker Enrico.
These three girls find themselves swimming in the lake after dark, dancing with truckers at a bar, and finding themselves while looking for the perfect peach to pick.
I absolutely loved reading Peaches. My best friend had read it a few years back and recommended it to me. Anderson creates a beautiful piece of work about how three girls become the best of friends and help each other through hard times. For fans of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, this book series is perfect for you.
Follow up with The Secrets of Peaches and Love and Peaches.
This book was great! i loved all the characters they fit perfectly in the story. i hope everyone gets a chance to read it. i hope jodi lynn continues the series. this was one of my all time favorite books! i just could not stop reading! i reccamend this book for girls form 12 and up. i just loved it!
I'm sort of wary of these kinds of books, because it brings up the fact that not all of life is perfect, and love doesn't always end up in a fairytale. I hate that fact, despite how true it is. Yet, I have to award the author, because this books was truly charming and caught my attention. I really glad to admit that I have a copy of it sitting on my shelf, because it's a proud books to own.
Oddly, it reminded me of The Secret Life of Bees. Just the overall summer feeling, the feeling of something new and powerful approaching, and the feeling of the peaches in our hands.
Of course, it's obvious that the peach represents purity and the sweetness of summer, and just the imagery in some of the areas caught me too.
Overall, it's a great read. I'd definitely recommend this one.
This was one of the best books i have ever read.It explained perfectly what the life of teenage girls would be like.It has a great amount of details.I would recomend this book to anyone between the ages of 11-16.I can't wait to read the Secrets of the Peaches!Great jod Jodi!
This book is a great read. If you read and liked the Sisterhood books you will definately love this book. It has fun charecter who are unique and special on their own. They all contribute to the story to make it what it is.
If you are looking for a funny, happy, great new book this is the one that you want to read!
This book has to be one of my favorites. It is so well written, and her characters are so funny!
Right now, I am supposed to be writing a report on Jodi Lynn Anderson, but all of her biographies are all of two sentences long. That shows how truly humorus (yet annoying) her style is!
I totally reccomend this book, and I really need to get back to my report!
I loved this book because it brought three different girls together in one summer. These three girls were brought together by unfortuante circumstances and by the end of the summer thye are the best of friends. This book has drama, romance, and intrigue all in one. If you like these things you'll definetly love Peaches.
This book was amazing. It showed that one place can control the fate of three girls. They grow to knwo themselves better, as well as each other. What is really important to them is respected by each other. It's a good read for anyone who A) loves peaches, B) loves romance, and C) loves adventure mixed witha little drama.
Murhpy is a trouble maker who cant seem to learn her lesson. Leeda is a rich girl with a lot of friends anf a great boyfriend, but not such a great mom. Birdie is a shy, home-schooled girl who has never had a real friend besides her two dogs. These three girls lived in entirely different worlds until one summer when they are all brought to the same georgia orchard and soon learn about life and friendship and have one of the best summers of thier lives.
I loved this book. It was hilarious and it made you feel likeyou could relate to at least one of the characters. It really reminded me of me and my friends, making me like it even more. Anyone looking for a good book to read should definently read this.
Each person has their own personality, and their own way of showing it. There are kids who are wild, delicate, and just plain lazy with a pinch of no fun in their life. But could one simple change in their life style change a person? Everyone today are these sort of people; stereotypic, yes, but it is the truth.
Three extremely different girls, end up learning the true meaning of friendship after spending a whole Spring break and summer together. Boys become their top discussion, and all the peaches imaginable.
It was spring time at the Darlington Orchard in Bridgewater, Georgia. Nothing but the scent of peaches roamed the air. About 100 acres and at least eighty-five trees per acre (47); people were already there, awaiting for their first job at the Darlington Orchard.
The Peach trees had tops that were low and dipped like a cereal bowl (34). Each tree had rows of white sandy dirt striping straight paths between them (34) and the branches were dotted with tiny fluorescent green spots.
Murphy McGowan, was a troubled teen. She was always getting herself into trouble. Murphy was missing from her own life and she didnt even know it (2). Her mother was always with a new guy every week, whose ages ranged from 18 to 30. Murphy never liked staying home. When Murphy decides to sneak into Walter Darlingtons house, little did she know, her life that spring was going to change.
Birdie Darlington, the daughter of Walter Darlington lives with the sweet aroma of peaches. All Birdie ever does is work and eat peaches. She never has time to have fun, or do what she wants. With her mother gone, she has become very lonely and sheltered; she is always by herself. To Birdies surprise, life is about to change when spring arrives. Boys will be on her mind and she will finally get her first time kiss. Be lonely anymore is not an option.
Leeda Smith is a very delicate, self conscious girl who didnt get a long with her family. She was loved by just about everyone except her mum (92). To Leeda, her mother cared more about her sister Danay than her. That summer, Leeda, Birdies cousin, decides to stay at Birdies house, at the Orchard to get away from her family. Leeda has everything: her boyfriend, friends, and a place to stay; she just doesnt have the attention she wants from her mother.
Neither of the three girls really enjoyed staying at Darlington Orchard that spring, but when it came time to leave, everyone's minds changed. That summer, each girl came back enjoying their stay with the delicious scent of Peaches in the air. They grew to become great friends who looked out for one another and loved the nature they were surrounded with.
The book Peaches is a very good book. It had a lot of different types of genre such as, romance, love, passion, comedy, and adventure. It is the type of story that gets you thinking about what may or may not happen next.
The book Peaches is a great book to relate life on. It deals with the life a teenager goes through with boys, family, and friends. The life styles they go through, are the life styles teens today deal with. I encourage everyone to read this book, even if the person is not a reader. Life is short, so make the best of it.
What I liked about this book was how the Author was so in-depth with every thing she described. When she described the Orchard, she was down to every detail about the trees and when she described the person, the author described every last detail that was on the characters leg. Also, in the beginning of the book, each chapter went to each character and how their life styles were. When they all were at the Orchard together was when the author changed the format of her writing. It went from each chapter of a different character to all three characters in the rest of the chapters. I thought that how she wrote everything was amazing.
What I disliked about the book was the fact that she had kept talking about something for a long period of time and that made it boring at times. Some parts are interesting, where other parts were not. It was pretty much easy to follow, but it would, at times, somewhat jump around. The sentences would talk about one thing, go to a whole other discussion, then back to the discussion previous to that.
The author, Jodi Lynn Anderson, lives in Georgia, where she eats peaches, peach pie, and peach ice cream on a regular basis.