Rachel is struck by how instantly taken Carolyn is with Julia. I don't think these edits are a bad idea, as I do feel that casual reader teens have a hard time really getting into the setting of a book with landlines and roller skates. It is told in the first-person from the perspective of Rachael, a teenage girl living an idyllic life in Albuquerque, New Mexico in the late 1970's. But most importantly, the film is a wonderful trip down memory lane. I knew, of course, that she went to a boarding school in New England because there were no good public schools in the area of her mountain home. Lois Duncan born Lois Duncan Steinmetz was an American writer and novelist, known primarily for her books for children and young adults, in particular and some times controversially considering her young readership crime thrillers.
Linda Blair played Rachel, Lee Purcell played Julia and Fran Drescher played Carolyn each of these actresses co-starred in an iconic movie of the '70s: The Exorcist, Big Wednesday and Saturday Night Fever. She's close to her par Have you ever felt overshadowed by a prettier, more popular relative? As Julie becomes more outgoing, Rachael draws into herself straining her relationships with her family, her best friend, and even her boyfriend Mike, who takes more than a liking to Julie. And I think you can figure the rest out. The story still holds some power. I can accept the explanation of the mother's old school photography- I can.
They were creepy, twisty stories but not so scary, I had to sleep with the light on. Nothing particularly exciting happened until the end. While I did mildly enjoy Lois Duncan's 1976 young adult horror novel Summer of Fear when I read it as a teenager in 1982, revisiting Summer of Fear as an older adult has not at all been even remotely either a pleasurable or a rewarding reading experience for me. I thought to myself that it can't be possible that a nice girl like her is evil. I felt older, wiser, cooler, and harder for having read them.
The next day, Rachel introduces her cousin to her friend Carolyn and the girls go shopping. I decided to revisit one as part of my reading goals for this year. Julia, with no where else to go, is taken in by Rachel's family. It was definitely a page-turner and at the same time, so frustrating! But one day they get horrible news: Rachel's mother's sister and her husband were killed in a car accident. Nonetheless, if you are looking for a quick read that will bring back some nostalgia, this could be a solid choice. They were creepy, twisty stories but not so scary, I had to sleep with the light on. Like, I would hope that if I said 'hey mom and dad, my cousin definitely stole my boyfriend', they would say 'well that's really awful of her, maybe we should all talk about this' instead of 'well boys fall in and out of love so fast and it's not Julia's fault that she's so pretty'.
She has a loving family, an amazing best friend, and the best boyfriend that a boy could ask for. It was a pretty name. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but grew up in Saraso Lois Duncan born Lois Duncan Steinmetz was an American writer and novelist, known primarily for her books for children and young adults, in particular and some times controversially considering her young readership crime thrillers. She gets along with her family, she has a boyfriend whom she loves, she's well-liked, etc. I was very satisfied the way the author brought tension in the book, I really enjoy this author Louis Duncan because of how he always gets me hooked up in the book.
She has a loving family, an amazing best friend, and the best boyfriend that a boy could ask for. The main audience of Summer of Fear will be people, like me, who remember seeing it as a kid. She discovers a waxlike sculpture shaped like a dog she can't make anything out of. Rachael enjoys a loving, close-knit family including two brothers , a best friend, and a dog named Trickle. I recommend this book to how ever likes to get scared and likes creepy things and surprises. Rachel comes across an article in her father's National Geographic about witchcraft, but dismisses it. All in all, this was a quick, somewhat creepy, fun and easy read.
I decided to revisit one as part of my reading goals for this year. Who of us didn't have some kind of fantasy like that in the midst of our misunderstood youth? At least for a little bit, until Julia showed Rachel her true colors. Rachael then discovers that this Julia was not her real cousin. Rachel's father Tom is a government engineer and her mother Leslie is a freelance photographer. Summer of Fear was written in 1976 for young adults and has won several book awards: California Young Reader Medal for Vermont Young Readers Award, Vermont Young Readers Award and the New Mexico Young Readers Award. Duncan's books are scarier when her teenage heroines can't rely on smartphones, the Internet or helicopter parents to help them overcome e My Lois Duncan jag concludes with Summer of Fear, a supernatural thriller first published in 1976 and revised by the author in 2011 to account for changes in communication that would deflate much of her plot if the story took place in the present.
I liked that the mythology of the story drew upon real-life beliefs and practices found along the Appalachian Trial and that Rachael alluded to the works of Vance Randolph in her research, although it is not explicitly stated. Sure, it will take some getting used to sharing her room with someone, but it will be like having an older sister. She gets along with her family, she has a boyfriend whom she loves, she's well-liked, etc. The businessman had been a colleague of Sallinger years before, when they were both cops. For fans of trivia or pop culture, there was a made for television movie based on this book starring Linda Blair, which aired in 1978.