Three Day Summer
Would have liked to have seen Michael developed more; his character seemed very flat to me. Teenagers during this time had a lot going on, and I'm sure had many emotions about it. More coverage of Cora's career thoughts would also have helped. The names Evan and Amanda seemed out of place. Gary and Linda, yes, but Evan and Amanda seem more like 1990s names.
This is definitely a Young Adult title, and does have the f-bombs, sex, and drugs that were rife at the time. It's hard to find books set during this time period, and the cover is great!
if anything though, i thought the insta love and the flow of the book was kinda spotty for me. but the message that the book wanted to come across is just too beautiful. self-discovery, fighting for what you believe in, feminism, courage, and just a lot more things make this book so beautiful! this is such a special book.
the book is set almost 50 years ago but it seems so contemporary with what is happening to the world right now due to politics, rights, and peace. and I think this book can be relevant for a very long time as long as Woodstock is relevant. and i find books that can be timeless so astonishing beyond words.
Cora and Michael can definitely embody the modern teenager with college, what to become in the future and so forth. their discovery of each other pushed themselves to be better individually. and i really think that's one thing you'll know if this is true love. like i said, not a fan of how their insta love came to be. but it definitely is love.
this book is definitely amazing on its own way. and i'm so happy to finally understand to beauty of music, camaraderie, peace, and love.
*i won a paperback of this book from a giveaway
~ love peace and music
~ contemporary art the same time historical
~ based on real events