Sunday, March 30, 2014

The Summer I Saved the 65 Days by Michele Weber Hurwitz

It's summertime, and thirteen-year-old Nina Ross is feeling kind of lost. Her beloved grandma died last year; her parents work all the time; her brother's busy; and her best friend is into clothes, makeup, and boys. While Nina doesn't know what "her thing" is yet, it's definitely not shopping and makeup. And it's not boys, either. Though . . . has Eli, the boy next door, always been so cute?
This summer, Nina decides to change things. She hatches a plan. There are sixty-five days of summer. Every day, she'll anonymously do one small but remarkable good thing for someone in her neighborhood, and find out: does doing good actually make a difference? Along the way, she discovers that her neighborhood, and her family, are full of surprises and secrets.

In this bighearted, sweetly romantic novel, things may not turn out exactly as Nina expects. They might be better.

Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
Number of Pages: 208
Type: Hardcover

Reviewed by Lily, age 13

I adored The Summer I Saved the 65 Days.  The story is so inspiring and uplifting.  The main character Nina is 13 and feeling a little lost after the death of her grandma.  Nina doesn't feel like she fits the typical 13 year old "mold.  Nina decides she is going to do a good deed anonymously each day all summer long. I had so much fun reading about each day-I laughed out loud many times throughout the book.   The book is very well written.   I am not a huge fan of realistic fiction but enjoyed this book so much that I want to try others that are similar.  I am also inspired to do some good deeds for others. I highly recommend this book to girls 13 and up.  Thank you to Random House Books for kids for this great book!

This book releases April of 2014!
Buy Hardcover | $16.99

Happy reading!
Lily, age 13


  1. I was on the fence about this book, but it sounds like a lot of fun so I'll definitely have to give it a try. Great review! :)

  2. Thanks, Lily! I'm so glad you liked the book!


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