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Chloe and Julian meet one spring weekend, then communicate by email, IMs, letters and postcards to each other and to friends and family until they meet again in August.


"The author builds upon an enticing premise--the "strange changes that seem to keep happening during the weird summer between high school and college"--but more remarkably she breathes life into so many characters through their letters. Family and friends also write to the protagonists and each other, sharing their own problems and offering advice.... Readers will applaud the author for imagining--and maintaining--such a complete world." --Publisher's Weekly

“Wittlinger’s novel—about genuinely connecting, not just communicating—will hook readers, both with its lovestruck but thoughtful main characters and with its realistic-looking but easy-to-follow layout of the e-mails, instant messages, and handwritten letters flying back and forth among the protagonists and their friends and family.” --The Horn Book


Junior Library Guild selection, 2004
Nominated: Teen's Top Ten Books (YALSA), 2004
Booklist Top Ten Teen Romances, 2004
New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age list, 2005
Kansas NEA Reading Circle list, 2005
Nominated: Blue Hen (Delaware) Book Award, 2006
Nominated: Rhode Island Teen Book Award, 2006
Black-Eyed Susan (Maryland) High School Book list, 2006

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Simon and Schuster, 2004

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