The Lake Effect

The Lake Effect

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It's the summer after senior year, and Briggs Henry is leaving behind his ex-girlfriend and his parents' money troubles for Lake Michigan, sandy beaches, working a summer job as a personal assistant, and living in a gorgeous Victorian on the shore. Then he gets there. And his eighty-four-year-old boss tells him to put on a suit for her funeral. "Lake effect" takes on a whole new meaning in a summer of social gaffes, beach volleyball games, and a drawer full of funeral programs. Add to this Briggs's charms don't work on Abigail, the girl next door. Is he willing to take a risk, and become who he truly is?
Publisher: New York, NY : Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780803740525
Characteristics: 391 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number: Y MCCAHAN, E


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DCLteens Aug 23, 2017

While this coming of age story had funny moments, I thought it was simplistic and unbelievable.

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Sep 12, 2018

Unlike many other books I've read, this one didn't seem to resonate with me very strongly. Shortly after I read it, I was unable to recount the intricate details inside the plot. However, there are some great take home messages that I would recommend everyone give a shot. Briggs, the protagonist, is a teenage guy who finds a job to get away for the summer. He works for an elderly lady by Lake Michigan, and journeys through the ups and downs of self discovery. Having been told by his father all his life that he must earn money in his future prospects, he finds that there is more to life than simply that. The romance was sweet, but not too overwhelming. A 3/5 stars for me!
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LiztheLibrarian Feb 14, 2018

I really enjoyed this book, makes a great beach/vacation read.

DCLteens Aug 23, 2017

While this coming of age story had funny moments, I thought it was simplistic and unbelievable.


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