I admit, I was stuck this time for a smutty scene and asked for assistance and the answer I was given was that Summer Sisters, by Judy Blume, is more than up for the job.

I am sad to say that I have never read ANY Judy Blume! None! I know you are thinking, what sort of childhood did this girl have, anyway? How could you not read Are You There God, It's Me Margaret? I have no earthly idea, it seems wrong, and I'll have to rectify it!

For those of you who suffer along with me, Summer Sisters is about two adolescent girls, Vix and Caitlin, who bond in Martha's Vinyard one summer. As additional summers go by, relationships, different life choices and betrayal test their friendship.

Here's an excerpt to wet your palate:

"So, what's behind that mask, Double?" Bru asked, pulling the towel from her shoulders. They were no longer Double Trouble, the team. As of today they'd become individuals. She was Double and Caitlin was Trouble.

"Mask?" Vix asked.

"Yeah, that mask you're always wearing." "You're the one with the mask," she told him, whipping off his mirrored sunglasses. Right away she regretted it because now he looked directly into her eyes, making her squirm. She broke the spell by looking away first.

Trouble..." he said, leaning back on his elbows, watching Caitlin and Von frolicking like puppies, "she wears it like a badge. But you don't need to advertise, do you?"

The side of her brain that could still think, still function, was impressed by his observations. He reached up and caught a strand of her hair as it blew across her face, then tucked it behind her ear, letting his fingers drift to her neck, across her shoulder, down her arm, making her breasts ache and her Power tingle.

When he got to her hand, he turned it over. If he kissed it the way the Countess once had she'd faint. Faint dead away. She'd tell him it was the sun, that she always passed out from too much sun. But no problem, he traced a line across her palm instead. She could hardly breathe.
So this is what it's like, this is how it feels.


JK said...

I really hope that Power = vagina here. Superb.

Joanne said...

This is such a great book! Really makes me want to give it a re-read.


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