In Summer Light With the help of an attractive graduate student Kate endures a summer with her overpowering artist father and gains the courage to pursue her own artistic goals

  • Title: In Summer Light
  • Author: Zibby Oneal
  • ISBN: 9780553259407
  • Page: 153
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • With the help of an attractive graduate student, Kate endures a summer with her overpowering artist father and gains the courage to pursue her own artistic goals.

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    1. It has been about five years since I first read this book, and I can honestly say that In Summer Light is still just as enjoyable as it was when I was fourteen!For an older book, In Summer Light still carries relevance in its characters and voice. Although this book was given to me by my mom (who got it from her brother's then-girlfriend) it still has a strong feeling of modernity.My favorite part of this story is definitely the atmosphere. Zibby Oneal creates absolutely fantastic atmosphere; sh [...]

    2. This review also appears on my blog, Read-at-Home Mom.This 1985 coming of age novel is the story of Kate, the daughter of a famous artist, who returns home from boarding school with mononucleosis and must, against her wishes, spend the summer with her family. Most disgusting to her about her stay at home is her father’s attitude toward everyone around him, as though they live to serve his whims. Kate has been subject to this treatment herself, as her father once painted a picture of her, and t [...]

    3. I love the way Zibby O'neal writes emotion with so much authenticity. I adore this book, it resonated really well for me.

    4. Decent coming-of-age story about a young woman (Kate) who finds her place in the world and what she loves during the summer before her senior year. Affected with mono, she spends the summer at home, bored and in a tense relationship with her father. Her father is a famous artist, and constantly immersed in his work, leaving Kate feeling chagrined because she feels like she can't connect to him or his art. She even shuns her own artistic abilities because of her relationship with him.For two mont [...]

    5. Kate planned to spend her summer on Long Island with her best friend, Leah, but when Kate is struck with mono, she is sent away from her boarding school, back to Massachusetts to stay with her mother, sister, and famous father. Kate resents her family, the island, her father's paintings, and especially her father. But as the summer passes and Kate reads Shakespeare's Tempest, she sees her father in a different light, as Prospero, overbearing and overpowering presence on the island, and Kate does [...]

    6. Kind of what I expected from a modern teen classic. It's more about finding yourself than it is about finding your true love, and I enjoyed the self-discovery aspect immensely. The love angle wasn't half as well described as the girl's yearning to paint pictures. And the relationship (or lack of) between the girl and her father was superbly depicted--not in a preachy, "telling the story" kind of way, but in the best tradition of uncovering the truth by "showing the story." Superb.Not that I'd ca [...]

    7. I read this shortly after I finished reading Blue Heron, and they were perfect companions. Perfectly paced novel of the desire to please that never really goes away, rather, it transfigures into something more palatable as the years go by.

    8. I was inspired by that Shelf Discovery book to pick this up again, about 15+ years after I first read it. I'm glad I did; it's still a really simple, lovely story about a girl coming into her own during an idyllic summer on Martha's Vineyard. YA lit at its best.

    9. Really interesting dynamics between the characters. I found the summer-long high school paper a bit weird.

    10. This book explores the emotional dynamics of a family of artists: father, successful, domineering; mother, manquee, docile; daughter, just discovering herself.

    11. Some of this book is really excellent - but after a while its use of The Tempest as a parallel became somewhat wearing.

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